UNCASVILLE, Conn. (August 23, 2018) – The WNBA announced today that Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones was named Sixth Woman of the Year.
Jones, who averaged 11.8 points with a career-high 50 made three-pointers during the 2018 season, came off the bench in 18 of 34 games. She led the Sun in scoring five times and shared for the lead in two other games.
“I’m extremely excited for JJ being recognized for her outstanding year in the role that she had for us this season,” Sun head coach and general manager Curt Miller said. “She was a huge spark coming off the bench and continues to show that she has a chance to be one of the elite players in this league for a long time.”
During Connecticut’s stretch drive to make the playoffs, Jones averaged 18.5 points and 6.6 rebounds with 26 made threes and a pair of double-doubles as the Sun closed the season by winning nine out of 10 games. Against Chicago on August 12, she had a season-high 15 rebounds and 17 points and came back two nights later to collect a season-high 27 points to go along with 10 rebounds against Dallas.
On the year, Jones had 18 double-figure scoring games, including six with at least 20 points. Her 50 made threes were more than her two previous seasons combined.
The Sun will take on the Phoenix Mercury tonight in a single elimination playoff game. Tickets for the game are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ConnecticutSun.com or call 1-877-SUN-TIXX.