Brittney Griner Dunks in First Workout Since Release From Russian Prison

By Aashirwad

December, 13

Brittney Griner picked up a basketball on Sunday afternoon at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, marking the first time in about 10 months. 

Griner has no plans to leave Fort Sam Houston anytime soon, her agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas told ESPN on Sunday night. 

She landed there early on Friday morning, shortly after she was released from a Russian prison, ending a nearly 300-day ordeal.  

When she does leave, Griner and her wife Cherelle will reportedly head to a private location — not their Phoenix home. 

Griner was released from a Russian penal colony last week after the United States struck a deal in exchange for convicted arms trafficker Viktor Bout. 

The deal was finalized on Thursday, and Griner reportedly spoke with American officials and the flight crew for nearly 12 hours 

She has been reuniting with family at the army base’s “distinguished guest quarters.” She’s had plenty of barbecue, and Nike sent her a new wardrobe. 

It’s still unclear what’s next for Griner, especially when it comes to her playing career.