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Jonquel Jones's Bio

About Jonquel Jones

Position: Forward

Height: 6-6

Weight: 190

Date of Birth: January 5, 1994

College: George Washington ‘16

High School: Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.)

Drafted: Selected sixth overall in the 2016 WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks on April 14, 2016

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 68 games with 40 starts over two seasons
  • Career totals include 754 points, 529 rebounds, 88 blocks, 72 assists and 51 steals
  • Remarkable combination of skill-sets
  • Excellent three-point shooter
  • Good ball-handler on the perimeter
  • Can make difficult catches deep in the paint
  • Already one of the best rebounders in the WNBA
  • Set WNBA records with 403 rebounds, 11.9 rebounds per game and 280 defensive rebounds during 2017 season
  • Reached 500 career rebounds at Washington (8/29)
  • Just the 13th player in WNBA history to record a 20-20 game (23 points, 21 rebounds) at Chicago (5/28)

2017 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONNECTICUT:

  • Only Sun player to start all 34 games
  • Set WNBA records for total rebounds (403), rebound average (11.9) and defensive rebounds (280)
  • Tied for the WNBA lead with Sylvia Fowles in offensive rebounds (123)
  • Led the league in rebounding from start to finish
  • Led the WNBA with20 doubles-doubles
  • Only Tina Charles (2010, 2011, 2016) and Sylvia Fowles (2010, 2011) have ever had at least 20 double-doubles in a season
  • Became just the 13th player in WNBA history to record a 20-20 game, collecting 23 points and 21 rebounds at Chicago (5/28)
  • Just the second player in WNBA history – Tina Charles did it in 2010 – to have three 20-rebound games in a season
  • Had a career-high 22 rebounds at Washington (8/29), 21 at Chicago (5/28) and 20 against Atlanta (5/13)
  • Had career-highs of 29 points and 11 made field goals at Indiana (7/1), six assists at Washington (8/29), five blocks (twice) and 11 free throws against Dallas (8/12)
  • Established new single-season career highs across the board, including minutes (970), made field goals (181), three-pointers (25), free throws (135), assists (50), steals (29) and blocks (50)
  • Earned first career WNBA All-Star selection
  • Twice named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week
  • Scored in double figures 28 times with 10 games of 20 or more points
  • Had 23 games with at least 10 rebounds

2016 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONNECTICUT:

  • Traded to the Connecticut Sun along with the 17th pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft in exchange for Chelsea Gray, the 15th and 23rd picks in the 2016 WNBA Draft and Connecticut’s first round pick in 2017
  • Appeared in 34 games with six starts
  • Scored in double-figures eight times
  • Had two 20-point games and two double-doubles
  • Had career-high 21 points with three made threes at Washington (9/18)
  • Had career-high 11 rebounds at Minnesota (9/4)
  • Made three-pointers in eight games
  • Shot 11 of 33 from behind the arc…Averaged 6.3 points per game
  • Led Sun with 38 blocks
  • Was fourth on the team in total rebounds (126) and second in offensive rebounds (61)
  • Averaged 14.6 points and 5.6 rebounds on 16-of-20 (80 percent) shooting in last three games
  • Led Sun in rebounding five times

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Led the nation in rebounding as a senior, averaging 14.6 per game
  • Averaged 16.2 points in senior season, which ranked fourth in the Atlantic 10
  • Also ranked second in the conference in blocks (3.3 per game)
  • Was the only A-10 player to average a double-double for the third year in a row
  • Had 18 double-doubles in 23 games as a senior
  • Finished with 54 double-doubles in 84 games
  • In program history, ranks third all-time in rebounds (961), fourth in scoring average (15.4 ppg) and fifth in blocked shots (177)
  • Set a single-game program record with 26 rebounds against Iowa on November 27, 2015
  • Just the third Colonial ever with 1,000 points, 800 rebounds and 100 blocks
  • Was a two-time honorable All-American
  • First George Washington player ever selected in first round of the WNBA Draft
  • Highest previous draft pick was Ugo Oha at No. 26 by the Connecticut Sun in 2004
  • Transferred from Clemson after freshman year
  • Including Clemson statistics, ended college career with 1,249 points and 1,041 rebounds

PERSONAL:

  • Born in Freeport Bahamas
  • Full name is Jonquel Orthea Jones
  • Daughter of Ettamae and Preston Jones
  • Has two brothers (David and Tino) and four sisters (Danielle, Niya, Juanita and Prestina)
  • Led Riverdale Baptist to a 35-2 record, a National Christian High School championship and a No. 6 ranking in the POWERADE FAB 50 as a senior
  • Ranked as the No. 17 overall prospect and No. 4 post player in her class by ESPN HoopGurlz
  • Averaged 15.7 points and 15.6 rebounds per game as a senior
  • 2012 Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year, Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year and Gazette Player of the Year
  • Selected to play in the 2012 WBCA All-America Game
  • McDonald’s All-America nominee
  • Named to the All-Tournament Teams of the Nike Tournament of Champions and NACA Tournament
  • Honor roll student
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