|No. 20 – Indiana Fever|
January 11, 1987 |
|Listed height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Listed weight||144 lb (65 kg)|
|High school||Lewis and Clark (Spokane, Washington)|
|College||Arizona State (2005–2009)|
|WNBA draft||2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall|
|Selected by the Indiana Fever|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
Briann Jolie January was born in Spokane, Washington on January 11, 1987, the daughter of Barry, a karate instructor, and Sally, a teacher. She has an older sister, Aleisha and a younger sister, Kiara. She also has a niece, Leilani. January holds a black belt in karate.
January was a 2005 graduate of Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Washington, earning first-team all-state honors by both the Associated Press and the Seattle Times. January served as a team captain in track and field as a senior. She won the state high jump title in 2004, with her personal best in the high jump being 5–8. Led Lewis and Clark to a 25–3 record and an appearance in the state semifinals as a senior, averaging 13 points a game in her final season, and was team MVP and assists leader in each of her four seasons.
January attended Arizona State University for four seasons. As a freshman, January was named to the Pac-10's 2006 All-Freshman Team after a season in which she finished first on the team in both assists (86) and steals (46). The 86 assists represented the second-highest total ever for a Sun Devil freshman. When January was a sophomore she earned All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention honors for a season in which she finished No. 3 in the Pac-10 in steals (2.1 per game), No. 4 in assists (4.0 per game), No. 4 in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.67) and No. 6 in free throw percentage (81.7). In her final season as a Sun Devil, January set the school's single-season record for 3-point field goals (65). She also tied the school's single-game record with seven 3-pointers in ASU's win at UC Davis on December 3. After four seasons as a Sun Devil, January is the only player in school history to lead the team in steals and assists four straight years.
Arizona State statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
January was drafted with the 6th overall pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft by the Indiana Fever. As a rookie in the WNBA she was granted the starting point guard position by Coach Lin Dunn. January was the Fever's third-leading scorer on the 2012 team that won the WNBA Championship. In 2014, she was named to her first WNBA All-Star team.
For the 2009–2010 off season she played in Turkey for Tarsus Belediyes. In 2010–2011 she played in Israel for Raanana Hertzeliya.
January spent the 2013-14 off-season as a volunteer assistant coach for the Adelphi University women's basketball program. With January's help, the team advanced to the NCAA tournament as a #2 seed, after losing 48 games over the previous 3 seasons.
- WNBA January Player Profile
- January ASU PLayer Profile Personal
- High School Highlights
- Sports Illustrated regional cover, 2008-11-17
- "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 22 Sep 2015.
- Fever draft ASU Guard Briann January