Mercury star Brittney Griner says she will never play again overseas

Phoenix Mercury player Brittney Griner participated in her first press conference since being released from a Russian prison where she was wrongfully detained.

On Thursday, Griner fielded questions from media members including whether she would be playing overseas again after the WNBA season. Griner played in Russia since 2014, most recently with UMMC Ekaterinburg, to supplement her WNBA income. However, after the experience in 2022, she made it clear she will not be going overseas to play basketball unless she is representing her country at the Olympics.

Another domestic league Griner could participate in after the WNBA season concludes is Athletes Unlimited. The five-week league has attracted other WNBA players including Natasha Cloud, Sydney Colson, NaLyssa Smith and Dijonai Carrington among others. Griner has not mentioned playing in this league, but it could be an awesome opportunity and shed even more light on the emerging league and the opportunities they are providing players domestically.

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Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire