( ENSPIRE Sports ) This Mercury Team’s Mind is Set on the Prize Starting this 24th Inaugural WNBA Season
ENSPIRE Contributor: Tyler Burns
With the WNBA kicking back up, all the players who opted into a truth-to-play are quarantined within “the bubble” at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. On July 14th, the Phoenix Mercury held a meeting day with several key members/players of their organization including, but not just, Diana Taurasi, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Brittney Griner, and their head coach Sandy Brondello.
They discussed a variety of topics ranging from their individual goals for the playing within the bubble, how they feel about the new big three they’ve formed in Phoenix, to how they plan to push the needle forward for improving social justice within the United States.
The Phoenix Mercury’s roster going into the “wubble” is,
- #51 Jessica Breland (Forward)
- #10 Nia Coffey (Forward)
- #9 Sophie Cunningham (Guard)
- #4 Skylar Diggins-Smith (Guard)
- #42 Brittney Griner (Center)
- #14 Bria Hartley (Guard)
- #11 Alanna Smith (Forward)
- #3 Diana Taurasi (Forward)
- #21 Brianna Turner (Forward)
- #1 Kia Vaughn (Center)
- #2 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (Guard)
- HC Sandy Brondello
The Mercury, under the leadership of Brondello, looks poised to make a serious run at this unorthodox WNBA championship in 2020. Griner, Diggins-Smith, and Taurasi all have made it abundantly clear that they plan to use their platforms of playing on national television to bring light to ongoing civil and social injustice that exists and dominantly affects the black community within this country.