Forward Brionna Jones is the 2021 Most Improved Player, the WNBA announced Tuesday. Jones is one of the big four on the No. 1 seed Connecticut Sun, who begin their playoff run Tuesday night at 8 p.m. when they host the Chicago Sky in Game 1 of the semifinals.
Jones’ scoring average was up 3.5 to 14.7, her rebounding average was up 1.7 to 7.3 and her assist average was up 0.8 to one compared to last season. She saw significant playing time for the first time in her career in the wubble, but truly became a star in 2021, making the All-Star Game for the first time and becoming someone who demands touches for Connecticut.
Jones was the eighth overall pick in the 2017 draft, coming out of Maryland where she scored 1,928 points and led the country in field goal percentage twice. She has played her entire WNBA career with the Sun.