Jones Named WNBA's Most Improved Player

Sept. 12, 2017

WASHINGTON - George Washington women's basketball alumna Jonquel Jones capped off an impressive second professional season by taking home a major end-of-season award when she was named the WNBA's Most Improved Player on Sunday evening.

Jones received 32 of 40 votes from a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters after a record-setting sophomore season that included her first All-Star Game appearance and a playoff appearance for the Connecticut Sun.

Jonquel Jones: By The Numbers

  • 403 - WNBA single-season record for total rebounds
  • 280 - WNBA single-season record for total defensive rebounds
  • 11.9 - WNBA single-season record for rebounding average
  • 15.4 - points per game, which led team and ranked 15th in WNBA for regular season
  • +8.6 - Jones' increase in scoring average from 2016 to 2017
  • +8.2 - Jones' increase in rebounding average from 2016 to 2017
  • 28 - double-figure scoring games in the regular season
  • 23 - regular-season games with at least 10 rebounds
  • 20 - regular-season double-doubles
  • 10 - games with 20 or more points
  • 3 - 20-rebound games in 2017, the second player in league history to accomplish the feat.
  • 2 - times honored as WNBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week
  • 1 - times honored as WNBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Month (July)
  • 1 - 20-point, 20-rebound game, the 13th player in league history to do so.

     

     

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