Ok--you gotta check this kid out. Britney Griner of the Nimitz Lady Cougars (32-1) in Houston, Texas is a 6'8" Senior All-American who scored 34 points and banked 15 rebounds in the Region III-5A quarterfinals over Cinco Ranch.
Girlfriend can DUNK.
Good news for the Texas crowd--Britney will play at Baylor next year.
Here's a 3-part trivia question for you. Who was the first female basketball player to dunk in a) a high school game, b) an NCAA Division 1 Game, and c) a WNBA game???
You get half-a-point for answering Candice Parker of Tennessee--who was the first woman to dunk in a NCAA tournament game in 2006 and the first to dunk twice in one game versus Army. Oh, and she showed the guys by winning the McDonald's All-American high school slam dunk contest.
These answers will get you your trivia points though..........
(A: High School) Cheryl Miller (from answers.com)
A four-time All-American, Miller led her University of Southern California (USC) team to successive National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships in 1983 and 1984. She went on to anchor the U.S. Olympic team that captured the 1984 gold medal in women's basketball. In her four years at Riverside Polytechnic High, she scored a total of 3,405 points for an overall average of nearly 37 points a game. In one 1982 game, Miller scored 105 points, a California high school record. She also performed what are thought to be the first two dunks by a woman in organized competition. The Riverside team rode Miller's coattails to four consecutive state titles during her high school career, compiling a four-year record of 132 wins and only four losses. During her college career, Miller averaged 23 points and 11.9 rebounds a game. When she was done, she held almost every important USC school record. Oh yeah, and her brother, Reggie Miller says that she routinely schooled him on the courts when they were kids.
(B: College) Georgeann Wells-Blackwell, a member of the West Virginia University women's basketball team, was the first woman to dunk in a collegiate women's basketball game on December 21, 1984, vs. Charleston. Johnette Howard tells it best. When the six foot seven inch Wells performed the first dunk she used a regulation men's basketball, not the smaller ball female players today use. Pretty impressive.
Oh, and for those in that 4-letter state: Georgeann is originally from C-bus....
(C: WNBA) Lisa Leslie was the first woman to dunk in a WNBA game on July 30, 2002.
I dunno, I think this Britney kid (who isn't even 18) has the most impressive dunks of them all....
Check these out: off the backboard, one handed, under the backboard. SICK