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Brittney Griner stands tall above the crowd

At 6-foot-8, Baylor's Brittney Griner not only is the tallest player in the tournament, she's a foot taller than the average player. That allows her to have an incredible impact on the game.

Updated: March 20, 2011, 6:55 PM ET
By Karen Wall Bush

At 6-foot-8, Baylor's Brittney Griner is not only the tallest player in the women's tournament, she's also playing for one of the top seeds.

The top-seeded Bears' sophomore not only has an incredible impact for Baylor, from blocking shots in the paint to harassing outside shots, but it's also noteworthy to compare her to other women in the tournament -- she's a foot taller than the 5-8 average height of the players -- and to men as well. Proportionally, she would be two inches taller ...

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