Connecticut Sun’s Jonquel Jones named 2021 WNBA MVP

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Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones is the 2021 WNBA MVP, having earned 48 of 49 first-place votes.

Jones was a force for the Connecticut Sun this year, leading the league in rebounds (11.2 RPG) and ending fourth in points (19.4 PPG). She scored at least 20 points in 12 of 27 games, as well as a career-high 31 points versus the New York Liberty on June 5 and again at Washington on Aug. 31.

Having had quite the journey, she becomes the first WNBA player to ever win Most Improved Player (2017), Sportswoman of the Year (2018) and MVP (2021).

Additionally, Jones won the WNBA Peak Performer Award as the league’s top rebounder for the third time in five seasons.

As part of winning MVP, Jones will receive $15,450 and a specially designed trophy by Tiffany & Co.

Jones also was named Just Women’s Sports’ MVP.