Who are Jonquel Jones' parents, after Connecticut Sun forward wins WNBA MVP?

Joshua Rogers September 28, 2021
Who are Jonquel Jones' parents, after Connecticut Sun forward wins WNBA MVP?
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The Connecticut Sun forward has been named the 2021 WNBA Kia Most Valuable Player. But who are Jonquel Jones’ parents, and where is she from?

Jonquel Jones named 2021 Kia Most Valuable Player

Jonquel Jones has been named the 2021 Kia WNBA Most Valuable Player.

The Connecticut Sun forward was the 2018 WNBA Sixth Player Of The Year and 2017 WNBA Most Improved Player.

Jones averaged 19.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.26 blocked shots and 1.26 steals in 31.7 minutes in 27 games. She also led the WNBA in rebounding and defensive rebounding.

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Jones received 48 of 49 first-place votes and 487 total points in MVP voting.

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner finished in second place with 224 points, while Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart finished in third place with 156 points.

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Who are Jonquel Jones’ parents?

Jonquel Jones’ parents are Ettamae and Preston Jones.

Jones was born on 5 January 1994 in Freeport, Bahamas. She is of Bahamian nationality.

She is one of seven children, with brothers David and Tino and sisters Danielle, Niya, Juanita and Pristina.

Jonquel Jones attended Riverdale Baptist School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

After high school, she enrolled at Clemson University from 2012 to 2013 and George Washington University from 2013 to 2016.

She was drafted sixth overall by the Connecticut Suns in the 2016 WNBA Draft.

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Does she have a partner?

Details about Jones’ relationships and dating life have been kept private by the player.

It isn’t currently known if she has a partner or what her sexual orientation is.

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Joshua is a Senior Sports Writer at GRV Media with over five years of experience in online writing and editing. After receiving a BA (Hons) in Ancient History and an MA in Sports Journalism, he became a writer for a leading social publisher with over 7 million Facebook followers. Joshua then joined Reach PLC, covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online and regional publications like the Liverpool Echo. He then moved to a social media marketing agency and content studio, Brave Bison, acting as Website Editor for The Hook. Joshua now oversees all sports content on The Focus, specializing in NBA, NFL, F1, and tennis, while also keeping a close eye on his beloved Manchester United.