2021 WNBA MVP Jonquel Jones Named to All-WNBA First Team

Uncasville, CT (Oct. 15, 2021) – The WNBA today revealed members of the All-WNBA First and Second Teams. Connecticut Sun forward and 2021 MVP, Jonquel Jones was unanimously selected to the All-WNBA First Team. The two teams, which consists of ten players, was voted on by a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.

Jones (245) was named to the All-WNBA First Team on all 49 ballots. This marks the All-WNBA First Team debut for Jones, who was previously selected to the Second Team twice.

In her fifth WNBA season, Jones averaged 19.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.26 blocked shots and 1.26 steals in 31.7 minutes in 27 games. The 6-6 forward led the WNBA in rebounding and defensive rebounding (8.7 drpg) and ranked fourth in scoring and 10th in blocks. She was named WNBA Peak Performer for rebounding as she concluded the season leading the league in rebounds at 11.2 per game.

The Bahamian native scored 20+ points in 12 of 27 games and finished the season with 18 double-doubles (points-rebounds). Jones set a new career-high in points (31) at New York on June 5 and again at Washington on Aug. 31. She also recorded a career-best 17 rebounds against the Liberty on July 11.

Jones played in her third WNBA All-Star game where she recorded 18 points and 14 rebounds. Additionally, she was named Player of the Week on four occasions and Player of the Month twice (May and August). Jones was also announced to the WNBA All-Defensive First Team.

Behind Jones, the Sun posted the highest winning percentage in franchise history (.813), the WNBA’s best record (26-6) and a 14-game winning streak to finish the regular season. Connecticut also concluded the season with a franchise and league best 15-1 record at home. For more information on the Connecticut Sun, head to connecticutsun.com.

Below are the voting results for the 2021 All-WNBA teams.

2021 ALL-WNBA FIRST TEAM

Position           Player, Team                                     1st Team     2nd Team      Total

Forward          Jonquel Jones, Connecticut                                   49                  0              245

Guard              Skylar Diggins-Smith, Phoenix                              37                  9              212

Center             Brittney Griner, Phoenix                                          31                  14            197

Forward          Breanna Stewart, Seattle                                        28                  19            197

Guard              Jewell Loyd, Seattle                                                 21                  15            150

 

 

2021 ALL-WNBA SECOND TEAM

Position           Player, Team                                     1st Team     2nd Team      Total

Forward          A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas                                            18                  29            177

Center             Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota                                       14                  26            148

Guard              Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas                                      13                  23            134

Forward          Tina Charles, Washington                                       8                    26            118

Guard            Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago                                 9                   22            111