Brittney Griner will be honored by the WNBA during the upcoming season.
WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert announced that all 12 WNBA courts will have a special “BG42” logo to keep Griner’s situation at the forefront of discussion while she remains detained in Russia.
The United States government has classified Griner as “wrongfully detained” while trying to negotiate her release.
Griner has been detained since February after Russian officials claim cannabis oil was found in her luggage at an airport near Moscow.
As a result, Russian officials launched a drug trafficking investigation into the 31-year-old Phoenix Mercury star.
If convicted, Griner could face 10 years in prison in Russia.
For the last seven years, Griner has played for the Russian team UMMC Ekaterinburg during the WNBA offseason. She last played on January 29 before a two-week break for the FIBA World Cup qualifying tournaments.