MM 9.27: Former Maryland women’s basketball star Brionna Jones named to WNBA All-Defensive second team

Former Maryland women’s basketball star and current Connecticut Sun forward Brionna Jones has been named to the WNBA’s second defensive team.

Days after being recognized as the WNBA’s Most Improved Player by AP, Jones was officially listed as one of four Sun players on one of two WNBA All-Defensive teams.

The 6-foot-3 forward is in her fifth season with Connecticut and is averaging a career-high 14.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while shooting 57.1 percent from the field at the during the 2021 season.

On the defensive end, Jones has averaged 1.4 interceptions and a half block per game this year. This is Jones’ first appearance on an all-defensive team of his career with the Sun. Besides Jones, Jasmine Thomas (Sun), Ariel Atkins (Washington Mystics), Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm) and Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury) were part of the second team.

The Terp helped Connecticut set a sparkling 26-6 overall record and first place in the WNBA. The Sun finished the regular season winning 14 straight games.

In other news

Read about Maryland football’s 37-16 victory over Kent State to give the program its best start since 2016.

Lauren Rosh wrote that Maryland football was barely in the AP’s Top 25 outside.

Austin Zuckerman spoke about how the Big Ten fared in week four of college football.

Maryland’s No.9 field hockey came away with a 4-0 victory over the American and Damon Brooks Jr. got the cover.

Maryland volleyball lost its first game of the season and Colin McNamara had the cover.

Maryland women’s lacrosse is back with Fall Ball.

Maryland football quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa is the Big Ten leader in several categories with the passing game.

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