The Release of Brittney Griner from Russia

She played college basketball for the Baylor Lady Bears in Waco, Texas.

She is the only NCAA basketball player to both score 2,000 points and block 500 shot

The Texas basketball star was first detained in February

Brittney Griner, a Houston native, has been released from Russian custody in a prisoner exchange

President Joe Biden said Thursday morning.

Biden said he spoke with Griner on the phone to Thrusday and that he was "in good spirits".

Griner was arrested at a Moscow airport in February on drugs charge

Vape cartridges containing small amounts of cannabis oil were found in Griner's luggage

She pleaded guilty but said it was an honest mistake.

Don Staley, who coached Griner at the Tokyo Olympics, also had an emotional reaction to Thursday's news.