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  Briann January
Briann January

Player Profile

Spokane, Wash.

High School:
Lewis & Clark HS





Arizona State at Oklahoma

Preseason WNIT Action: No. 17 Arizona State at No. 4 Oklahoma.


Pac-10 Final - #8 Arizona State vs. #6 Stanford (AP photos)

Sun Devils fall 62-55 to the Cardinal in the title game of the conference tournament.


Arizona State vs. California - 2007 Pac-10 Tournament Semifinal


Arizona State vs. Oregon State (Feb. 10, 2007)


Arizona State vs. Arizona (12-22-06)

Briann January Photo Gallery


• 2008 & 2009 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year.

• 2008 (AP) and 2009 (AP and WBCA) Honorable Mention All-American.

• 2009 All-Pac-10 First Team.

• Arizona State's all-time leader in assists (538) and free throw percentage (.830).

• Was also among ASU's all-time leaders in steals (second, 265), free throws (second, 401), 3-point field goal percentage (fourth, .399), 3-point field goals (fifth, 132) and scoring (seventh, 1,317 points).

• In 2008-09 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 Dec. 3.

• Is the only player in school history to lead the team in steals and assists four straight years.


• Honorable Mention All-American (AP and WBCA).

• Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year (second consecutive year), All-Pac-10 First Team Team, Pac-10 Defensive Team.

• Ended the regular season No. 2 in the nation in 3-point FG pct. (.469) and No. 12 in assist-to-TO ratio (2.1). Within the Pac-10 was first in assists (4.7 apg), 3-point FG percentage (.469) and assist-to-TO ratio, second in steals (2.3 spg) and fourth in FT pct. (.840) and 3-point FGs per game (2.0).

• Averaged 13.8 points, 5.8 assists and 1.5 steals in ASU's four NCAA Tournament games.

• Set the school's single-season record for 3-pointers (65).

• Recorded a season-best nine assists four times (one short of career best and second-highest single-game total in the Pac-10 in 2008-09) and had five or more steals four times, including a season-high six vs. Florida.

• Was named to the Junkanoo Jam's All-Tournament Team after averaging 17.5 points, 6.5 assists, 4.0 steals and 3.0 rebounds while shooting nearly 79 percent, including 75 percent from beyond the arc, in games against Hofstra and Florida.

• Averaged 20.0 points and 4.5 assists in two contests against Stanford. Made 58 percent of her FGs (11-19) in the two games, including 71 percent of her 3-pointers (5-7).

• Scored a career-best 25 points and tied a school record with seven 3-pointers in ASU's 73-59 win at UC Davis (Dec. 3).

• Was named to the ASU Classic All-Tournament Team (Dec. 6-7) after averaging 9.0 points, 4.0 steals and 4.0 assists in wins vs. UC Irvine and Northern Arizona.

• Scored 16 points and dished out nine assists in win vs. Xavier (Dec. 21).

• Dropped in 16 points (6-10 FGs, 4-5 three-point FGs) in ASU's 75-38 win over Arizona (Jan. 24).

• Scored 15 points and had a career best three blocks in win vs. Oregon State (Feb. 7).

• Nearly posted a double-double with 10 points, nine assists and two steals in ASU's first round NCAA win over Georgia. Seven of her 10 points (3-5 FGs) and six of her nine assists came in the second half.

• Overcame foul trouble and a sprained ankle in the second half to score 11 points and dish out a team-high six assists in ASU's 63-58 come-from-behind win over Florida State.

• Matched her scoring high in an NCAA Tournament game with 22 points (8-10 FGs, 6-6 FTs) to go along with five assists, two steals and one block in ASU's 84-69 win over Texas A&M in the Trenton Regional semifinal (Mar. 29).


2008 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American.

2008 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year.

2008 All-Pac-10 Second Team.

2008 Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention.

Finished the season ranked first Pac-10 in free throw percentage (.864) and steals (2.18 spg) while ranking third in assists (4.39 apg), fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio and 15th in scoring (11.3 ppg).

Scored in double figures 23 times, including a 22-point performance against Texas (Dec. 22), which tied her career best.

Led or shared the team lead in scoring nine times.

Had four or more steals eight times, including a season-best five steals vs. Oregon (Feb. 2).

Tallied a season-best seven assists at North Carolina (Nov. 11) and vs. Fresno State (Dec. 17).

Missed only start of the season at Arizona (Jan. 12) after not practicing the entire week because of a knee injury she sustained one week earlier at Oregon State. Despite not starting, still led the team in minutes (31) and
was a perfect 7-7 from the field, including 3-3 from three-point range, and 2-2 from the free throw line to lead the team with 19 points in the win.

Averaged 13.8 points while connecting on 55.2 percent of her shots (16-29), including 54.5 percent from beyond the arc (6-11), and 85 percent of her free throws (17-20) in ASU's four postseason contests (2 Pac-10Tournament and 2 NCAA Tournament games).


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 addition to her athletic accomplishments, also earned Pac-10Honorable Mention Academic honors.

A starter in 34 games, January concluded her sophomore campaign first on the team in both assists and steals
and second in both scoring (10.2 points per game) and free throw percentage.

During the second half of the season January led the team in scoring (11.8 ppg), assists (3.6 per game),
steals (2.0 per game) and tied for the team lead in free throws attempted (75), free throws made (64) and
three-point field goals (19).

Raised her game another notch in the postseason (Pac-10 and NCAA Tournaments) as she averaged 14.0
points while connecting on 93 percent of her free throws (26-28) and 53 percent of her three-point attempts

Scored in double figures 17 times, including 13 times in ASU's last 19 games.

Posted career-best numbers in points (22) and field goals (6), while also tying her career-best marks in steals
(6) in ASU's 80-69 win over UCLA (Feb. 18).

Led ASU with 18 points in its 74-64 win over UCLA in the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Tournament.

• Nearly led ASU to a dramatic comeback against Stanford in the championship game of the Pac-10 Tournament. With ASU trailing by 16 with five minutes remaining, January ignited a 13-0 run (accounted for nine of the 13 points) which brought the Sun Devils within three (56-53) points with 1:12 remaining.

Averaged 18.5 points while shooting 60 percent (12-20) from the field in ASU's come-from-behind NCAA tournament wins over UC Riverside (Mar. 17) and Louisville (Mar. 19). A career-best four three-point field goals punctuated January's 22-point outing against the Cardinals, which also tied a career-high mark.

• Missed the first game of her career in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen against Bowling Green after not being cleared to play due to a mild concussion suffered in second round NCAA win over Louisville (Mar. 19).


• 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.

• Finished tied for fourth in the Pac-10 in free throw shooting percentage (.795).

• Had one or zero turnovers 13 times.

• Turned in outstanding effort in ASU's 62-59 upset of (then) No. 11 Stanford (Feb. 16). Led the team with a season-best 13 points (4-5 FGs) and tied a season best with six assists, while also recording four steals.

• Led ASU in scoring with 12 points in 72-47 victory over Washington St. (Dec. 31).

• Had a season-best six assists with no turnovers at Washington State (Jan. 26).

High School

• A 2005 graduate of Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Wash., earning first-team all-state honors by both the Associated Press and the Seattle Times.

• Earned WBCA High School All-America honors in addition to being a four-time first-team All-Greater Spokane League honoree.

• 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.

• Earned second-team all-state honors in 2004, and was a 2002 BCI All-American.

• Captained her basketball team all four seasons.

• Served as a team captain in track and field as a senior. Won the state high jump title in 2004, with her personal best in the high jump being 5-8.

• Lettered four times each in basketball and track.

• Played club basketball for the Spokane Stars.

• Coached by Jim Redmon at Lewis and Clark HS and Ron Adams on the Spokane Stars team.


• Earned her degree BIS Interdisciplinary Studies (Education and Sociology)

• Daughter of Barry (karate instructor) and Sally (teacher).

• Has a younger sister, Kiara (18).

• Holds a black belt in karate.

• Born Jan. 11, 198, in Spokane, Wash.

• Full name is Briann Jolie January.

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