Jones Earns All-WNBA Second Team Honors

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (September 29, 2017) – The WNBA announced today that Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones was named to the All-WNBA Second Team.

The WNBA’s Most Improved Player in 2017, Jones had a record-setting season. A first-time All-Star this year, she set single-season league records with 11.9 rebounds per game, 403 total rebounds and 280 defensive rebounds.

In just her second professional season, Jones averaged 15.4 points and helped the Sun reach the playoffs for the playoffs for the first time since 2012. She tied for the league lead with 20 double-doubles in 2017 and in May became just the 13th player in league history to record a 20 point, 20 rebound game in Connecticut’s victory at Chicago.

The All-WNBA First Team is headlined by league MVP Sylvia Fowles. She is joined on the team by Tina Charles, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Candace Parker and Maya Moore. Joining Jones on the second team are Nneka Ogwumike, Chelsea Gray, Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi.

 

2017 ALL-WNBA FIRST TEAM

Player                                                   Team                                     Position                       Points

Sylvia Fowles                                     Minnesota Lynx                Center                          195

Tina Charles                                        New York Liberty             Forward                       166

Skylar Diggins-Smith                       Dallas Wings                       Guard                           151

Candace Parker                                Los Angeles Sparks          Forward                       137

Maya Moore                                      Minnesota Lynx                Guard                           127

 

2017 ALL-WNBA SECOND TEAM

Player                                                   Team                                     Position                       Points

Nneka Ogwumike                            Los Angeles Sparks          Forward                       135

Jonquel Jones                                   Connecticut Sun               Forward                       106

Chelsea Gray                                     Los Angeles Sparks          Guard                           100

Brittney Griner                                  Phoenix Mercury             Center                          91

Diana Taurasi                                     Phoenix Mercury             Guard                           71