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REPORT: Reigning MVP Jonquel Jones Finalizing Multi-Year Deal with Sun

The Connecticut Sun is reportedly locking down its franchise centerpiece for the foreseeable future. Rachel Galligan of Just Women Sports’ is reporting the Sun is finalizing a multi-year deal with reigning WNBA MVP Jonquel Jones.

The 28-year-old was nearly named unanimous MVP in last season’s race, receiving 48 of the 49 first-place votes. Her MVP season, and fifth in the W, accounted for a career-high 19.4 points, 11.2 boards, 1.3 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game in 31.7 minutes on 51.5 percent from the field. The League’s leader in rebounds finished fourth in scoring while serving as the defensive anchor for the League’s best defensive team.

After entering the playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the League, the Sun (26-6) were defeated in four games by the eventual WNBA champions, the Chicago Sky (16-16).

The news of Jones’ resigning comes less than 24 hours after Khristina Williams of Girls Talk Sports reported All-Star Courtney Williams was expected to finalize a deal to return to the Sun for the upcoming season.

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