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Q&A with Brittney Griner on her 2013 WNBA Draft experience

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A selection of comments from Baylor center Brittney Griner during an interview and the press conference after being selected first overall in the 2013 WNBA Draft.

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Richard Kent: How do you feel?

Brittney Griner: I'm at a loss for words.

RK: What do you think about playing with Diana Taurasi?

BG: I'm ready to get there and ready to feed off of Taurasi.

RK: What was today like?

BG: Today is amazing, a dream come true like a little kid in Disneyworld.

RK: Were you nervous?

BG: I've been nervous all day, couldn't get my words out with Holly.

RK: What do you think of playing in Phoenix?

BG: I want to help the League out. We're going to grow it. I want to reach out to the community as well.

RK: What can you add to the team?

BG: Defense is my favorite thing. I want to send shots out to half court and bring the dunking game to the WNBA.

RK: What about to Phoenix?

BG: I want to turn non-basketball fans into basketball fans.

RK: Do you think that playing USA Basketball will help you in the WNBA?

BG: I got a taste of the WNBA pace by playing for Team USA.

For more on the 2013 WNBA Draft, visit our draft section.