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Jonquel Jones Stars For League-Leading Sun

By Atlantic 10 Conference

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After the Connecticut Sun traded All-Star forward Chiney Ogwumike to the Los Angeles Sparks in April, many wondered whether the team could still compete for a championship this season. The answer is a resounding yes: the Sun currently stand on top of the Eastern Conference with a 6-1 record, the best in the WNBA, thanks in large part to the play of Jonquel Jones.

The 25-year-old Jones has stepped up in Ogwumike’s absence on the way to an MVP-level campaign. She is averaging 18.0 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks per game so far, ranking fourth, first, and first in the league, respectively. The statistics confirm what is already apparent — Jones has dominated in the paint and protected the rim with authority. Winning back-to-back Player of the Week Awards shows that Jones can remain a steady force game after game and that the Sun can rely on her to carry the team throughout the season...

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