Like other top WNBA players, Britney has periodically played overseas for much larger paydays. For example, in 2014 she made $600,000 to play for a Chinese team for three months. In recent years she has earned around $1.5 million playing in Russia.
Prior to joining the WNBA she was a star player at Baylor University, where she became the only NCAA basketball player to both block 500 shots and score 2,000 points.
Griner finished her senior year with 52 dunks, including a single-game record of seven dunks in a game against Aldine High School.