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Brionna Jones Re-Signs with Connecticut Sun!



2022 WNBA Sixth Player of the Year returns for her eighth season with the Sun.

 

Uncasville, CT (February 5, 2024) – The Connecticut Sun announced today that two-time WNBA All-Star and seven-year league veteran Brionna Jones has re-signed with the team on a one-year deal. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 

“We are looking forward to a full year with Breezy on the floor,” remarked Sun Head Coach Stephanie White. “She is the ultimate teammate, competitor and leader. She’s worked hard through the process of her recovery and rehab, and we are ready to get to work with her.”

 

Jones, originally drafted eighth overall in the 2017 WNBA Draft, has spent all seven seasons in the league in Connecticut. Last season, the Maryland native averaged a career-best 15.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.8 steals over 13 games, prior to a season-ending Achilles tendon rupture on June 20 against Seattle. Despite her limited number of games played, Jones was able to record a new career-high in assists with seven against Las Vegas on June 6 and minutes played with 41 minutes played against Atlanta on June 15. 

 

“We are super excited that Brionna Jones will remain in a Connecticut Sun uniform,” said Sun General Manager Darius Taylor. “She was significantly missed last season and having her back will be tremendous for our organization on and off the court.”

 

The 6-3 center has earned a plethora of accolades over the course of her career including WNBA Sixth Player of the Year (2022), WNBA All-Star (2021, 2022) and WNBA Most Improved Player (2021). Jones enters the 2024 season climbing the Connecticut Sun record books, where she currently sits ninth all-time in games played (179), 15th all-time in scoring (1,652), ninth all-time in rebounding (793) and 14th all-time in blocked shots (66). She is also currently one of eight players in franchise history to tally at least 1,600 points, 750 rebounds, 150 assists, 150 steals and 60 blocks in a Connecticut Sun uniform.

 

While rehabbing from her injury this offseason, Jones returned to her alma mater, the University of Maryland, as the Director of Player Personnel for the women’s basketball program. She also is one of six players signed to the WNBA’s Player Marketing Agreement cohort, serving as brand ambassadors for the league and its partners. Jones and the Sun tip off the 2024 season on Tuesday, May 14 against the Indiana Fever at 8:00 PM EST at Mohegan Sun Arena.

 

Established in 2003, the Connecticut Sun is a professional women’s basketball team in the Women’s National Basketball Association that takes residence at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. For additional information or to purchase season tickets, visit www.connecticutsun.com

 

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