Jones earns third WNBA Peak Performer Award (rebounding) of her career
The league announced today, Sun forward Jonquel Jones won the 2021 WNBA Peak Performer Award in rebounding. This is the third time in her career she has received the peak performer award for rebounding.
Jones concluded the regular season averaging 11.2 rebounds per game which is .7 shy from her career best 11.9 (2017). She also won the award in 2019 when she led the league averaging 9.7 rebounds per game. Throughout the 2021 regular season, she recorded 10+ rebounds in 19 contests which also helped her eclipse 18 double-doubles.
The Bahamian native has grabbed 1350 total rebounds over her five-year career. Her 303 rebounds for the season helped push her into fifth all-time in Connecticut Sun history passing Nykesha Sales (1157).
Jones has received additional recognition this season. The 6-6 forward earned two Kia Player of the Month awards (May & August), four Eastern Conference Player of the Week awards, and an all-star nod.
The No. 1 Connecticut Sun concluded the regular season 26-6 overall and 15-1 at home and on a 14-game win streak. The Sun will prepare for Game 1 and Game 2 of the WNBA Semifinals on Tuesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sep. 30. Both games will be played at Mohegan Sun Arena and tip is set for 8pm ET on ESPN2. For additional information about the Connecticut Sun, visit connecticutsun.com or to purchase tickets to the playoffs click HERE.