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Brionna Jones's Bio

About Brionna Jones

Position: Forward

Height: 6-3

Weight: 230

Date of Birth: December 18, 1995

College: University of Maryland ‘17

High School: Aberdeen High School (Havre de Grace, MD)

Drafted: Selected by the Connecticut Sun in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2017 WNBA Draft on April 13th, 2017

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in 23 games during her rookie season
  • Rookie year totals include 66 points, 38 rebounds, nine steals, three assists and two blocks
  • Strong post player with good finishing skills
  • Good hands
  • Capable of scoring through contact
  • Does not shy away from contact

2017 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONNECTICUT:

  • Appeared in 23 games with no starts
  • Had a career-high 13 points at Phoenix (9/1)
  • Made a career-high five field goals on six attempts in that same game
  • Had nine points and six rebounds against Chicago (8/25)
  • Had a career-best seven rebounds against Atlanta (6/10)
  • Was an efficient 23 of 40 (57.5 percent) from the field
  • Made 9 of 14 shots in her last three games, averaging 7.3 points and 3.6 rebounds

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Finished her collegiate career with 1,928 points and 1,209 rebounds
  • Led the nation in field goal percentage as both a junior (.665) and senior (.690)
  • Owns Big Ten career field goal percentage mark
  • Led Maryland to two Final Four appearances (2014, 2015) and three Big Ten regular season and tournament titles
  • Three-time All-Big Ten First Team (2015, ’16, ’17)
  • Played in all 142 games in her collegiate career
  • 11-time Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll
  • Scored in double-figures in 97 games
  • As a senior (2016-17), averaged 19.9 points and 10.9 rebounds while starting all 35 games
  • Was named to the Preseason All-Big Ten Team and the No. 16 Player in the Country by ESPNW
  • Finalist for the Senior CLASS Award
  • All-America First Team (AP), and Second Team (ESPNW)
  • Big Ten ALL-Defensive Team
  • Led Big Ten with 24 double-doubles
  • Collected a career-high 20 rebounds against Washington State (11/26)
  • Named South Point shootout MOP
  • Tied program scoring record with a career-high 42 points against Penn State (1/11)
  • Became the fifth player in school history to reach 1,000 career rebounds
  • Named National Player of the Week by ESPNW, Naismith and USBWA (1/16)
  • Scored in double-figures in 27 games
  • Collected 10 or more rebounds in 19 games
  • Had 12 points and 11 rebounds for her 50th career double-double against Illinois (2/9)
  • As a junior (2015-16), Named Associated Press and WBCA Honorable Mention All-American
  • Named to the Preseason All-Big Ten Team, the Wooden Award Preseason Top 30, Wooden Award Midseason Top 20 and the Naismith Early Season, Midseason Lists
  • Became the 31st player in Maryland history to reach 1,000 career points against Indiana (1/30)
  • As a sophomore (2014-15), started in all 39 games
  • Named to the All-Big Ten First Team by the coaches and All-Big Ten Second Team by the media, as well as the Academic All-Big Ten Team
  • Recorded 11 double-doubles on the season
  • Helped Maryland finish the regular season18-0 in conference play
  • In her freshman year (2013-14), saw action in every game including 13 starts
  • Recorded her first career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds against Syracuse (1/16)

PERSONAL:

  • Daughter of Michael and Sanciarhea Jones
  • Has three siblings – Jarred, Stephanie and  Jordan
  • Mother played volleyball at East Texas State, father played college basketball at Hartford and brother, Jarred, plays basketball at Loyola (Md.)
  • Came to Maryland because she loved the campus and the coaches and players made her feel like she could help them accomplish great things
  • Also considered Virginia, Georgetown, South Carolina and Delaware
  • Kinesiology major
  • Wants to be a pediatrician
  • Selected to the World University Games Team in May 2015
  • Team won gold in Gwangju, South Korea
  • Averaged 7.7 points, 4.8 rebounds with five steals in the six-game tournament
  • Ranked No. 48 player overall by Blue Star Report
  • 7 post player and No. 55 overall player in ESPN HoopGurlz’s recruit rankings
  • Averaged 23.5 points, 11.6 rebounds and 4.2 blocks per game through her junior season
  • Tore her right ACL in January of her senior season
  • Led team to 3A state championship as a junior
  • Named Baltimore Sun All-Metro Player of the Year as a junior
  • First Team All-Metro by The Sun as a sophomore and a junior
  • 695hoops Player of the Year as a sophomore and a junior
  • Helped lead AAU Team, Fairfax Stars, to the Chicago Tournament of Champions Elite 8, USJN Final Four and Nike National Silver Bracket Final Four in 2012
  • Attended the Nike Skills Academy in 2011 and 2012 and was named one of top five post players
  • Team won Chicago Tournament of Champions in 2011
  • Also played volleyball
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