Player Review 2015: Briann January

Briann January
Height: 5-8
Position: Guard
Age: 28
Years Pro: 7
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 6th overall by Indiana, First Round – 2009 WNBA Draft

Stats: January appeared in 29 regular season games (29 starts), averaging 8.1 points, 3.4 assists, 1.8 rebounds, and one steal in 27 minutes per game. She shot career highs in field goal percentage (42.6 percent) and 3-point percentage (43.1 percent), and connected on 84.5 percent of her free throw attempts.

Photo Gallery: Briann January in 2015 »»

Notable Performance: January’s best overall performance of the regular season came in a July 29 home victory over the New York Liberty. She scored 12 points on 3-of-7 shooting, including hitting one of her two 3-point attempts and all five of her free throws, and added eight assists, two rebounds, and a steal in 30 minutes of action.

Postseason: January’s best game of the postseason occurred during the September 29 series-clinching road victory over the New York Liberty in the Eastern Conference Finals. She scored eight points on 3-of-8 shooting, set playoff career-highs with eight assists and six steals, and added two rebounds in 34 minutes played.

January’s postseason play was a noticeable improvement from her regular season output. She increased her scoring (+3.2 points), distributing (+1.6 assists), rebounding (+0.5 rebounds) and defensive (+0.5 steals) statistics, while also improving her free throw accuracy from 84.5 percent to 93 percent.

In the 2015 WNBA Finals, January posted averages of 15.4 points, 5.4 assists, 2.2 assists, and one steal over five games played. She shot 41.3 percent from the field, 37.5 percent from 3-point range, and 95 percent from the free throw line.

October 16, 2015 – Briann January talks with’s Greg Rappaport at the conclusion of her 2015 season with the Indiana Fever.

October 14, 2015 – Fever point guard Briann January discusses Indiana’s 69-52 loss to Minnesota in Game 5 of the 2015 WNBA Finals and reflects on a special season.

October 8, 2015 – Fever point guard Briann January looks ahead to the 2015 WNBA Finals shifting back to Indiana for Games 3 and 4 and recalls the environment at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the 2009 and 2012 Finals.

October 6, 2015 – Briann January scored 17 points in the Fever’s 77-71 WNBA Finals Game 2 loss in Minnesota.

September, 15 2015 – Briann January talks about the Fever as they prepare to take on the Chicago Sky in the first round of the playoffs.

May 27, 2015 – Briann January Q & A at Indiana Fever Media Day 2015.