Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner and her fiancee, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after an argument in the home they recently purchased together became physical. The two 24-year-olds were each arrested Wednesday on counts of assault by recklessly causing physical injuries and disorderly conduct for fighting. ''The last few months have been an extremely stressful time for Brittney and Glory. They will continue to work through these hardships together and ask that the media respect their privacy as they handle this family matter,'' Griner's attorney, David Michael Cantor, said in a statement released Thursday.
Jewell Loyd and Amanda Zahui B. shared a hug after they were taken with the top two picks in the WNBA draft. Loyd went first to the Seattle Storm, and Zahui B. was taken second by the Tulsa Shock on Thursday night. ''For me, it was the best thing,'' Loyd said about skipping her senior year at Notre Dame. ''For (Zahui), it was the best thing for her.'' Zahui B., who is a red-shirt sophomore at Minnesota, said she doesn't know if this will be a trend with underclassmen turning pro.