Briann January Biography

May 2, 2019
First published on:May 2, 2019
by Jorden

Facts of Briann January

Briann Jolie January is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball League (WNBA). Currently is playing as a point guard for the Phoenix Mercury. Prior to playing with Phoenix Mercury, she had played for the teams Indiana Fever, Tarsus Belediyesi, Raanana Hertzeliya, Elektra Ramat Hasharon, Maranhao Basquete, Adana ASKI SK. She was drafted by Indiana Fever with the No. 6 pick in the first round of the 2009 WNBA draft.

Briann January might be earning between $50,000- $71,635 in 2019 as her salary and she might have collected a net worth of around $1 million from her basketball playing career.

Is Briann January Single Or Married? Also, know About her Personal Life

Briann January might be single or has a boyfriend but the facts that can confirm her current relationship status are not yet disclosed on the media. So we cannot assume whether she is married or dating someone. 

Briann is a career-focused woman and spends most of her time playing basketball and also shares a lot of moments on her official social accounts regarding her games. She also hangs out with her sisters and parents and her family is also very much supportive of her career.

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January has a fit physique and a charming personality. Talking about her personal life she is also a karate player during her high school days where she earned a black belt.

What is Briann January's Height, Weight, and Age?

Briann January is 5 feet 8 inches tall in height and weighs 65 kg. Currently, she is 32 years old.

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What is Briann January's Net Worth And Salary In 2019?

Briann January hasn't reported about her exact salary but from the websites which provide that approximated salary of the women basketball players like Forbes, we can assume that she might be earning a sum of money between  $50,000- $71,635 as her annual salary.

As far as her net worth is concerned, she might have collected a sum around $1 million so far as of 2019. She hasn't mentioned any endorsement deals or sponsorships. 

Since she is still continuing her basketball playing career, so she might add some extra amount of money to her earnings in the near future. Besides her, another basketball player Alyssa Thomas has the same salary range between $50,000- $71,635.

Briann January's Early Life And Family 

Briann Jolie January is famously known as Briann January was born in Spokane, Washington on January 11, 1987, to the parents Barry and Sally. She is an American with mixed ethnicity. Further, her star sign is Capricorn. She has an older and younger sister Aleisha and Kiara respectively.

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My main man and #1 fan forever! Love my pops. Happy Fathers Day!!!?? Can't wait to celebrate in a few days! #feverbeliever #staysreppin #reallifeninja #myrock

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Briann attended Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Washington. She earned first-team all-state honors by both the associated press and Seattle Times. After high school, she enrolled at Arizona State University. She played in college basketball there.

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Briann January's Professional Basketball Career

WNBA Career

Briann January was drafted by Indiana Fever with the No. 6 pick in the first round of the 2009 WNBA draft. As a rookie in the WNBA, January came off the bench, playing 33 games with 4 starts for Indiana Fever. She officially became starting point guard for the fever in 2011. Due to torn ACL, she was sidelined for the rest of the season after playing 10 games.

In 2015, for the first time in her career, she was named a WNBA All-Star. After playing nine seasons with the Fever, Briann was traded to the Phoenix Mercury in exchange for a top-10 draft pick up in March 2018.
Briann re-signed with the Mercury, a multi-year deal in 2019.

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Overseas career

January has played for the overseas team in various off-seasons. She played for Tarsus Belediyes(2009–10 in Turkey), Raanana Hertzeliya( 2010–11 in Israel), Elektra Ramat Hasharon(2012–13 in Israel), Maranhao Basquete(2013–14 in Brazil), Adana ASKI SK(2014–15 in Turkey). In July 2016, January signed with Adana ASKI SK for a second stint during the 2016–17 off-season.

Coaching career

January spent her off-season time of 2013–14 as a volunteer assistant coach for the Adelphi University women's basketball program. By the help of January, the team advanced to the NCAA tournament as a #2 seed. She was announced to be the assistant coach for Arizona State's women's basketball team during the off-season, In August 2017.

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