What a season it has been for not just the Connecticut Sun returning to the playoffs after missing the last few, but specifically for second-year player, Jonquel Jones. Jones was an unstoppable force on the boards this season, leading all players in rebounds per game with 11.9. Last year, Jones only averaged 3.7 rebounds.
Hear from the 2017 @WNBA Most Improved Player, @jus242. pic.twitter.com/mWugbKRbc3— ConnecticutSun (@ConnecticutSun) September 10, 2017
With a huge jump in her rebounding and overall production, Jones was named the Most Improved Player in the WNBA today. In a closer look outside of rebounds, Jones increased her blocks per game from 0.6 to 1.5 per game this season, averaged 15.4 points per game (only 6.8 in 2016) and went from starting only six games to starting all 34. Also a part of her incredible season, Jones broke Tina Charles’ record of rebounds in a single season of 398, increasing the mark to 403.
Jones is a talent that has been catching individual’s attention all season long with her ability to run the court, score down low, or step out and drain a triple. If this season is a testament to what is to come, who knows how much better Jones will become.