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Griner sets bar for girls' basketball players

Updated: January 15, 2009, 3:46 PM ET
By Ryan Canner-O'Mealy | ESPNRISE.com

The player who is today on the verge of revolutionizing women's basketball couldn't find the baseline as a freshman.

Back then, Brittney Griner was light years from being the Internet sensation and basketball pioneer she is now. She simply wanted to get through each workout without her head exploding.

"The first couple of practices were kind of hard because I didn't know anything about basketball," says Griner, now a senior at Nimitz (Harris County, Ga.). "Coach would talk ...

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