BALTIMORE, MD- Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones will be honored later this evening by the Baltimore City Public Schools Basketball Academy. The annual program is a three-day event that provides athletic and academic opportunities to inner-city youth around the Baltimore Metropolitan area.
Jones, who was selected 9th in the 2017 WNBA Draft by the Sun, played in the Academy while attending Aberdeen High School. She is the first woman in the WNBA to be honored by the organization.
During her time at Aberdeen, she led the team to the AAA State Championship as a junior and in the same year was named Baltimore Sun All-Metro Player of the Year and First Team All-Metro. As a junior she averaged 23.5 point, 11.6 rebounds and 4.2 blocks per game.
Jones went on to become a three-time All-Big Ten First Team honoree at the University of Maryland, averaging 19.9 points and 10.9 rebounds in her senior campaign.
Jones will be recognized at halftime of the 5:20pm game between Our Lady Mt. Carmel and City College. The former Terp is currently overseas competing for USK Praha. Jones’s brother Jarred will be receiving the honor on her behalf.