Briann January Named to Pac-10's Preseason All-Conference Team

Oct. 30, 2007

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Arizona State junior guard Briann January was one of five players named to the preseason All-Pac-10 team, according to an announcement by the Pac-10 office on Tuesday. The team was chosen by members of the conference's women's basketball media.

January is coming off a season in which she earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention honors in helping lead ASU to a school record 31 wins and its first Elite Eight appearance in school history. In 2006-07, the 5-8, Spokane, Wash., product finished third in the Pac-10 in steals (2.1 per game), fourth in assists (4.0 per game) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.67), and sixth in free throw percentage (81.7). 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 last season January led the Sun Devils 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). In postseason play (Pac-10 and NCAA Tournaments), January averaged 14.0 points while connecting on 93 percent of her free throws (26-28) and 53 percent of her three-point attempts (10-19).

The 2007-08 Sun Devils will make their debut next Thursday (Nov. 8) when they host the USA National Team in an exhibition contest at 6:30 p.m. in Wells Fargo Arena. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling (480) 727-0000. ASU officially opens its regular season on Sunday, Nov. 11 (2:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. MT) when it travels to Chapel Hill, N.C., to take on North Carolina in the 2007 State Farm Tip Off Classic. The game will be televised live by ESPN.

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