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Alyssa Thomas and Jonquel Jones Named to All-WNBA Second Team

September 15, 2022 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Connecticut Sun News Release


Uncasville, CT - Connecticut Sun forwards Alyssa Thomas and Jonquel Jones were named to the 2022 All-WNBA Second Team, the league announced today. This marks Thomas' first ever All-WNBA Team appointment in her career. Jones has been named to the All-WNBA Second Team twice (2017, 2019) and also picked up First Team honors in 2021. The two teams, which consists of ten players, were voted on by a national panel of sports journalists and broadcasters.

Thomas returned to the Connecticut Sun this season after missing all but six games of the 2021 campaign recovering from a torn Achilles tendon. The eight-year veteran started in all 36 of the Sun's games this regular season, leading her team in assists (6.1), steals (1.7) and minutes played (32.1). She also finished the regular season second in the league in steals , fifth in rebounding (8.2) and fourth in points in the paint (9.6) per game. Thomas was named a 2022 WNBA All-Star, the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice (5/23, 7/25), and the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month twice (May, July) this season.

Jones entered the 2022 season coming off of the best campaign of her WNBA career, where she was named the 2021 AP and WNBA Most Valuable Player. This season, the 6-6 Bahamian native continued to make strides, leading the Sun in points (14.6), rebounds (8.6) and blocks (1.2) per game. Jones was named a WNBA All-Star for the fourth time in her career, and was voted a starter for the third consecutive time. Jones hit a plethora of career milestones this season, moving into first all-time in blocks (270), third all-time in rebounds (1,633) and sixth all-time in points (2,657) in Connecticut Sun franchise history.

2022 ALL-WNBA FIRST TEAM

Player, Team 1st Team 2nd Team Total

A'ja Wilson, Las Vegas 56 0 280

Breanna Stewart, Seattle 56 0 280

Kelsey Plum, Las Vegas 50 5 265

Skylar Diggins-Smith, Phoenix 21 26 183

Candace Parker, Chicago 24 21 183

2022 ALL-WNBA SECOND TEAM

Player, Team 1st Team 2nd Team Total

Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut 20 25 175

Sabrina Ionescu, New York 15 31 168

Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles 9 32 141

Jonquel Jones, Connecticut 12 22 126

Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota 1 20 65

Players were selected without regard for position. Players received five points for each First Team vote and three points for each Second Team vote.

Thomas, Jones and the Connecticut Sun are back in action tonight at 9PM EST to take on the Las Vegas Aces in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit www.connecticutsun.com.


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