Jonquel Jones’ marathon season came to an abrupt halt in the quarterfinals at the FIBA World Cup Sydney, Australia.
#Jones was the leader of Bosnia and Herzegovina in many categories at both ends of the floor, but her team was eliminated after the group phase.
#Jones had averages of 13.6 point, 8.8 rebound and two assists per game while shooting 50 percent from the field.
# “Praise God for keeping my health during this crazy time. This break was so much appreciated. Your girl had no gas left. FIBA, WNBA Please find common ground for all players. The last two weeks have been crazy!
# Jones was back in international play at the World Cup in Sydney just days after her WNBA season ended in the Finals.
# It was the culmination international appearances this past year, highlighted by leading BIH in their historic World Cup 2022 qualification.
#She was a TISSOT MVP, a member the All-Tournament Team at the World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Osaka, Japan last February when she averaged 25.5 point, 10.5 rebound, and 4.5 assists per games while shooting 52% from the field and 44% from three.
#Jones 2022 season started in Europe, where she spends her offseason with UMMC Ekaterinburg, a Russian Premier League powerhouse.
# In 11 EuroLeague matches, she averaged 17.1 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. She also had 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks.
#The Foxes were favoured for being again Euro League champions for the 7th consecutive year.
#Jones was the club’s unbeaten regular season record in Euro League and the top overall seed at 4-0.
#Her campaign in Europe was abruptly ended by the Russian-Ukranian conflict, and Jones fled the country in March.
#Russia was the preferred destination for many league stars offseason, but many are choosing other destinations amid Brittney Griner’s well-publicized imprisonment in the country.
#Griner was Jones’ teammates with UMMC. Jones will be playing in Turkey with CBK Mersin, the Women’s Basketball Super League.
#In May, she returned home to the WNBA as well as the Connecticut Sun to start the 2022 season. This was after her 2021 MVP campaign.
#The 2022 season ended in disappointment for Jonquel Jones (and her Connecticut Sun) last Sunday, when they were defeated 78-71 by the Las Vegas Aces in game four.
#Jones enjoyed a 2022 season full of accolades. She was selected to the All-WNBA Second Team and the All Defensive Second Team.
#Jones was the Sun’s leader in points (14.6), rebound (8.6), and blocks (1.2 per game). Jones reached a multitude of career milestones, becoming the first ever all-time block leader (270), the third all-time leader in rebounds (1.633) and sixth in points (2.657) in Connecticut Sun franchise history.