Breaking Barriers: WNBA MVP Jonquel Jones, Connecticut Sun – While Jonquel Jones is surely disappointed that the Connecticut Sun didn’t advance to the WNBA Finals, she has plenty to be proud of. Her team had the most wins in the regular season, her coach was named Coach of the Year, and she was named the league MVP for the first time in her career. Jones is now the only player in WNBA history to have been awarded MVP, Sixth Women of the Year, and WNBA Most Improved Player Award.
Jones, 27, was born in the Bahamas and holds citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovia, as well. This has allowed her to play on international teams and Olympic teams in her off season. At the age of 14, she moved to Maryland and played for Riverdale Baptist School. She led them to a 35-2 record, a National Christian High School Championship, and earned a No. 6 ranking in the POWERADE FAB 50 as a senior.
Jones began her college career at Clemson and ended at George Washington. The highlights of her college days are too numerous to list, but her name is likely to stay in the record books for years to come. In her senior year alone, she led the nation in rebounds, ranked fourth in average points, and had 18 double-doubles in 23 games. Her height, 6’6″, and wingspan do not disappoint when it comes to buckets and rebounds.
In 2016, Jones was selected sixth overall in the WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks. She was the first player from George Washington to be drafted in the first round. She was later traded to the Sun, who undoubtedly got an amazing deal. In Connecticut, Jones has proved herself time and time again, setting team and league records. She regularly leads in rebounds and in double-doubles. She even out rebounded the entire Washington team in June of this year. She is a three-time All-Star, and the first WNBA player to average 19+ PPG, 11+ RPG, 1+ SPG, and 1+ BPG in the regular season.
Jonquel Jones will continue to impress and set records for many seasons to come. The time is now to start collecting her cards. It is unlikely we’ll have to wait too long to see this MVP adding a WNBA title to her list of accomplishments.
Breaking Barriers: WNBA MVP Jonquel Jones, Connecticut Sun – Cards Worth Chasing
Look for Jonquel Jones’s newest cards in 2021 WNBA Panini Prizm Basketball Cards. The focus in her eyes at the line is incredible. Several variations are available of this gorgeous card.
While Jones didn’t play in 2020 due to concerns with Covid-19, she does have some great looking cards in the 2020 Panini Prizm WNBA set. The Ice Refractor parallel is particularly eye-catching. She also has a Fireworks insert in this set that would be a great chase.
Of course, rookie cards are always an important find for any collection. Find Jones’s in the 2016 WNBA Factory Set.
Breaking Barriers: WNBA MVP Jonquel Jones, Connecticut Sun – Stats
Breaking Barriers: WNBA MVP Jonquel Jones, Connecticut Sun – More Resources
- WNBA.com Player Profile – Jonquel Jones
- Secondary Market Pricing – Jonquel Jones WNBA Cards
- Beckett Card Catalog – Jonquel Jones WNBA Cards
- Jonquel Jones on Twitter
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