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Sun’s Brionna Jones wins WNBA Sixth Player of the Year

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Brionna Jones is the 2022 WNBA Sixth Player of the Year, the league announced Thursday.

The Connecticut Sun forward received 53 of 56 votes from a designated panel of sportswriters and broadcasters for a nearly unanimous decision.

Azurá Stevens of the Chicago Sky earned two votes, while Washington Mystics forward Myisha Hines-Allen received one.

Jones played in all 36 of the Sun’s regular-season contests, coming off the bench in 29 of those appearances.

The 26-year-old averaged 13.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.22 steals in 25.1 minutes per game. She finished the season fourth in the league for field goal percentage (56.9) and second in offensive rebounds (2.6).

Jones’ breakout season helped Connecticut to a 25-11 record and the No. 3 seed in the WNBA playoffs.

Jones will receive $5,150 and a specially designed trophy by Tiffany & Co. to go along with the Sixth Player of the Year honors.