The WNBA announced today that Brionna Jones has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the week for the first time in her career. The recognition is for games played from Monday, June 28, through Sunday, July 4.
The Connecticut Sun went 2-1 during Week 7 of WNBA action where Jones averaged 20.3 points per game, 8.0 rebounds per game, 1.7 assists per game and 1.7 steals per game.
In the Sun’s first road game of the week (6/29), the team defeated the Washington Mystics 90-71. Jones nearly secured a double-double, recording 14 points and nine rebounds. She also dished out three assists and shot 60 percent from the field (6-10).
Connecticut then traveled to Indiana for a two-game stand against the Fever. On Thursday, July 1, Jones led the team to a 86-80 victory with a career-high 34 points. She became just the 16th player in Sun history to record 30+ points in a game and tied the franchise record for points scored in regulation. Jones added seven rebounds and three steals on the night.
On Saturday, July 3, the Sun fell to the Fever, 73-67. However, Jones still posted 13 points – her sixth game in a row reaching double figures – grabbed eight rebounds and recorded two assists, two steals and two blocks.
The five-year forward has accumulated a total of 756 points, 390 rebounds, 71 assists, 82 steals and 42 blocks. She is also shooting 55.2 percent from the field for her career on 300-of-543 shots.
Connecticut (12-6) sits third in the league behind Seattle (14-4) and Las Vegas (14-4). The Sun are currently first in the Eastern Conference and Commissioner’s Cup standings with a 7-3 record. The team looks ahead to Friday, July 9 when the Atlanta Dream come to town for a 7pm EST matchup on CBSSN and NESN+. For additional information about the Connecticut Sun, visit connecticutsun.com.