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2021 WNBA MVP Jonquel Jones Named to All-WNBA First Team

October 15, 2021 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Connecticut Sun News Release


Uncasville, CT - The WNBA today revealed members of the All-WNBA First and Second Teams. Connecticut Sun forward and 2021 MVP, Jonquel Jones was unanimously selected to the All-WNBA First Team. The two teams, which consists of ten players, was voted on by a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.

Jones (245) was named to the All-WNBA First Team on all 49 ballots. This marks the All-WNBA First Team debut for Jones, who was previously selected to the Second Team twice.

In her fifth WNBA season, Jones averaged 19.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.26 blocked shots and 1.26 steals in 31.7 minutes in 27 games. The 6-6 forward led the WNBA in rebounding and defensive rebounding (8.7 drpg) and ranked fourth in scoring and 10th in blocks. She was named WNBA Peak Performer for rebounding as she concluded the season leading the league in rebounds at 11.2 per game.

The Bahamian native scored 20+ points in 12 of 27 games and finished the season with 18 double-doubles (points-rebounds). Jones set a new career-high in points (31) at New York on June 5 and again at Washington on Aug. 31. She also recorded a career-best 17 rebounds against the Liberty on July 11.

Jones played in her third WNBA All-Star game where she recorded 18 points and 14 rebounds. Additionally, she was named Player of the Week on four occasions and Player of the Month twice (May and August). Jones was also announced to the WNBA All-Defensive First Team.

Behind Jones, the Sun posted the highest winning percentage in franchise history (.813), the WNBA's best record (26-6) and a 14-game winning streak to finish the regular season. Connecticut also concluded the season with a franchise and league best 15-1 record at home. For more information on the Connecticut Sun, head to connecticutsun.com.

Below are the voting results for the 2021 All-WNBA teams.

2021 ALL-WNBA FIRST TEAM

​Position ​Player, Team ​1st Team ​2nd Team ​​Total

​Forward ​Jonquel Jones, Connecticut ​49 ​​0 ​245

​Guard ​Skylar Diggins-Smith, Phoenix ​37 ​9 ​212

​Center ​Brittney Griner, Phoenix ​31 ​14 ​197

​Forward ​Breanna Stewart, Seattle ​28 ​19 ​197

​Guard Jewell Loyd, Seattle ​21 ​15 ​150

2021 ALL-WNBA SECOND TEAM

​Position ​Player, Team ​1st Team ​2nd Team ​​Total

​Forward​ ​ A'ja Wilson, Las Vegas ​18 ​​29 ​177 ​Guard

​Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota ​14 ​26 ​148

​Center Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas ​13 ​23 ​134

​Forward ​Tina Charles, Washington ​8 ​26 ​118

​Guard Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago ​9 ​22 ​111


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