Brittany Griner has broken her silence on Instagram, assuring that she intends to return to the WNBA to compete with the Phoenix Mercury this season.
The player, who was recently released by Russia after nearly a year in prison, posted an Instagram to reveal his intentions for his future in the world of basketball and thanked President Joe Biden for his effort.
Here’s his message on Instagram:
« I want to make one thing very clear: I want to play basketball for the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA this season, and in doing so, I’m hoping to be able to say ‘thank you’ to those people in person and soon. Am. You stood up for me, you wrote or published for me.
I mustered the strength to keep my faith and it was the love of so many of you that kept me going. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for your help.
President Biden, you brought me home, and I know you are committed to bringing Paul Whalen and all Americans home as well. I will use my platform to do whatever I can to help you. I encourage everyone who played a role in bringing me home to continue their efforts to bring all Americans home.”
Griner, the 2014 WNBA champion, averaged 17.7 points and 7.6 rebounds in more than 200 games played in the best league in the world.