2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11
2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11

Briann January

Position: Guard
Height: 5-8
Weight: 144 lbs.
WNBA Team: Indiana Fever
School: Arizona State ‘09
Hometown: Spokane, Washington
Twitter: @BriannJanuary

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Participated in the 2013 USA National Team mini-camp Oct. 4-6 in Las Vegas.

Professional Notes:

  • Drafted: No. 6 by the Indiaa Fever in 2009.
  • WNBA title: 2012.
  • WNBA All-Defensive first team: 2012.
  • WNBA All-Defensive second team: 2013.
  • Averaged 9.8 ppg. and 3.7 rpg. in leading the Fever to a 16-18 record and the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Spent three seasons playing in Europe, first in Turkey (2009-10) and then in Israel (2010-11, 2012-13).
  • Missed the final 24 games of the 2011 season, as well as the 2011-12 European season, after tearing her right ACL.

College Notes:

  • During her four years, ASU posted a 104-32 record (.765) and played in four NCAA Tournaments, advancing as far as the 2007 and 2009 Elite Eight.
  • Associated Press All-America honorable mention (2008, 2009).
  • Pacific-10 Defensive Player of the Year (2008, 2009).
  • All-Pac-10 first team (2009), second team (2008) and honorable mention (2007).
  • Pac-10 All-Freshman Team (2006).
  • Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention (2008).

Personal Notes:

  • Born on Jan. 11, 1987 and hails from Spokane, Wash.
  • Daughter of Barry and Sally January, has one younger sister, Kiara.
  • Father is a karate instructor and mother is a teacher.
  • Is a black belt in karate.
  • Majored in education and society at ASU and earned her degree in interdisciplinary studies.
  • Attended Lewis and Clark H.S. (Wash.) and earned 2005 Associated Press and Seattle Times all-state first team honors.
  • Also competed in track and field and won the state high jump title in 2004.
WNBA Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013
32/32
110- 316
.348
35- 98
.357
60- 74
.811
77/ 2.4
315/ 9.8
118
6
34
2012
31/26
99- 245
.404
46- 107
.430
76- 87
.874
55/ 1.8
320/ 10.3
122
4
36
2011
10/10
25- 70
.357
7- 22
.318
29- 35
.829
14/ 1.4
86/ 8.6
50
0
15
2010
30/ 7
65- 175
.371
21- 59
.356
71- 86
.826
59/ 2.0
222/ 7.4
94
4
37
2009
33/ 4
64- 192
.333
25- 87
.287
74- 87
.851
63/ 1.9
227/ 6.9
77
3
36
Totals
136/79
363- 998
.364
134- 373
.359
310- 369
.840
268/ 2.0
1170/ 8.6
461
17
158

College Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2008-09
35/ 35
132- 305
.433
65- 145
.448
101- 121
.835
87/ 2.5
430/ 12.3
167
13
73
2007-08
33/ 32
114- 257
.444
32- 92
.348
114- 132
.864
99/ 3.0
374/ 11.3
145
4
72
2006-07
35/ 34
106- 241
.440
30- 71
.423
116- 142
.817
78/ 2.2
358/ 10.2
140
7
74
2005-06
32/ 0
40- 118
.339
5- 23
.217
70- 88
.795
72/ 2.3
155/ 4.8
86
3
46
Totals
135/101
392- 921
.426
132- 331
.399
401- 483
.830
336/ 2.5
1317/ 9.8
538
27
265