• December 8, 2021

Phoenix Mercury re-sign Briann January to a multi-year contract

The Phoenix Mercury re-signed six-time WNBA All-Defensive team selection Briann January to a multi-year contract. January joined the Mercury from the Indiana Fever prior to the start of the 2018 season. She is also an assistant coach with her alma mater, Arizona State.

In her first season with the Mercury, January started in all 33 games in which she appeared, averaging 7.0 points, 2.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.  While leading the league in three-point percentage, the former Arizona State standout shot 42.3 percent from the field, the second best mark in her career (42.6 percent in 2015).  January helped set the tone for a Mercury defense that ranked second in the league in opponent field goal percentage (43.1 percent) last season, while typically drawing the responsibility of guarding the opposing team’s top scorer.  While helping the Mercury to its sixth 20-win season in franchise history in 2018, January became the 26th player in WNBA history to reach 1,000 career assists, and moved into sixth place on the WNBA’s all-time postseason assists chart with 199.

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