Brionna Jones has agreed on a multi-year deal to return to the Connecticut Sun, sources told Winsidr’s Rachel Galligan on Sunday. Jones is a restricted free agent.
Jones, 25, enjoyed a breakout season in 2020, helping push the Sun to Game 5 of the WNBA Semifinals, where they fell to Las Vegas. Jones sported per game averages of 11.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.7 steals in the bubble, shooting a sterling 61 percent from the field. In her first three professional seasons from 2017-2019 – all with Connecticut – Jones never exceeded 9 minutes per game. She averaged 26.1 minutes in 2020.
Jones is a force in the paint and a menace on the offensive glass. She finished third in the WNBA with 59 offensive rebounds secured in 2020. Jones also finished top ten in steals, steal percentage, field goal percentage, true shooting percentage, and effective field goal percentage. She started all 21 regular season games she appeared in.
The 8th overall draft pick in 2017, Jones will once again play a massive role for Curt Miller’s Sun in 2021. With star forward Alyssa Thomas likely out for the season due to a torn Achilles, Jones projects to occupy the starting frontcourt alongside Jonquel Jones and DeWanna Bonner.