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Updated May 3, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Brittney Griner signs with Chinese basketball team

Don't worry, Phoenix Mercury fans, Brittney Griner will be suiting up for your team this summer.

However, once the WNBA season comes to an end, the number one pick in the draft will then taker her talents to China. as a member of the Zhejiang Chouzhou Golden Bulls.

The Golden Bulls released this statement:

"In order to move forward in strengthening our team and to obtain even greater results for next season, the club started the off-season process to find a foreign player extremely early. After a period of communication and negotiation, we can officially announce as of today that we have signed American women's superstar, Brittney Griner."

The Chinese basketball season runs from October through February, which means it will not conflict with Griner's WNBA career.

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