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Briann January

USA Basketball Notes 

  • Named as a finalist for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team on Jan. 25, 2016.
  • Participated in the 2014 USA World Championship Team training camp and competed in the USA Basketball Red-White intrasquad gam
  • The 2013 USA Basketball Women’s National Team mini-camp marked January’s first USA Basketball experience. 

Professional Notes 

  • Drafted: No. 6 by the Indiaa Fever in 2009. 
  • WNBA title: 2012.
  • WNBA All-Defensive first team: 2012, 2014.
  • WNBA All-Defensive second team: 2013.
  • WNBA All-Star Game: 2014. 
  • Averaged 10.3 ppg., 3.7 apg. and 1.2 spg. to help Indiana in 2014 to a 16-18 record and the Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Averaged 9.8 ppg. and 3.7 rpg. in leading the Fever to a 16-18 record and the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Averaged 12.3 points and led the Brazilian League with 4.4 assists while playing for Maranhao Basquete in 2013-14.
  • 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.

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