After taking a 2-1 series lead over the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces, the No. 7 seeded Connecticut Sun couldn’t finish the upset, losing the semifinals in five games.

It would have been the Sun’s second straight season to the WNBA Finals, but with a bunch of new faces on the squad. There was one newcomer on the team who Sun Devil fans recognized immediately – Briann January.

The former Arizona State superstar was acquired by the Connecticut Sun in a three-team deal from the Phoenix Mercury back on Feb. 19. The Sun greatly valued January’s playoff experience, shooting, playmaking, and top-tier defense. She’s one of the best three-and-D specialists in the sport, period.

She’s led the WNBA in three-point percentage twice (2015, 2018) and has made six-all defensive teams in her career.

It was easy to see her game translating on the professional level if you watched her in college.

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