Brittney Griner, how about you?' Following Trevor Reed's release, speculation about the WNBA star's future abounds.

Brittney Griner, how about you?' Following Trevor Reed's release, speculation about the WNBA star's future abounds.

Brittney Griner, a WNBA player who was jailed in Russia in February and faces up to ten years in prison on drug charges, is still a "high priority," according to a State Department spokesperson.

As part of a prisoner swap between the two countries, another American prisoner, Marine veteran Trevor Reed, was released on Wednesday.

According to CNN, State Department spokesman Ned Price said the US is in "frequent touch" with Griner's team and is working with the Russian embassy to "see that she is treated fairly" and that they have "constant access to her."

President Joe Biden stated on Wednesday that he "won't stop until Paul Whelan and others" are released from Russia, referring to another American citizen jailed there on espionage allegations since 2018, but Biden did not mention Griner by name.

Social media users expressed their concern about Griner. As far as the news goes on Wednesday Reed's family talked to the Wall Street Journal about their son's and Griner's situations earlier this month. In the months following Trevor's incarceration, Paula and Joey Reed informed the publication that they used quiet as a strategy, which the WNBA and Griner's team appear to be doing as well.

Nneka Ogwumike, the president of the WNBA Players Association, recently said it was important for players to be "intentional" about what they said about Griner's case, and WNBA player Lisa Leslie said the basketball community was urged not to make a big deal out of it so Griner wouldn't be used as a "pawn." After consulting with Whelan's family, the Reeds modified their strategy and developed a website and other measures to bring Reed home. "As bad as it is for [Griner], it's not the end of the world."

Griner, a prominent player for the Phoenix Mercury, was detained in February, but it wasn't until March 5 that the public learned of her detention. Hash oil was allegedly discovered in Griner's suitcase when she left Russia after playing a season there, which is a frequent practise among WNBA players who can sometimes make more money overseas than in the United States. Griner's incarceration in Russia was extended until May 19 in March.

Lindsay Kagawa Colas, Griner's agent, wrote a commentary for the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday about Griner's situation and the events that led to her playing in Russia, saying that she spends "hours in communication every day with a determined group of individuals fighting to get BG home." Griner's supporters have "faith in the White House's resolve to doing all in their power to bring Brittney home," according to Colas, who was unable to go into detail about Griner's situation.