Entering the WNBA All-Star Game on Wednesday, members of the Connecticut Sun saw the showcase as an opportunity to prepare the USA Basketball roster for the Tokyo Olympics.
And with the help of Jonquel Jones, DeWanna Bonner and Brionna Jones, they did just that, with Team WNBA defeating Team USA 93-85.
Jonquel Jones, the odds-on favorite for MVP, had a double-double with 18 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, a block and three steals.
Jonquel Jones shot 57.1 percent from deep, which helped her warm up for halftime, where she lit up the 3-Point Contest. She came in second place after an absurd 27 points in the first round.
This shot was so smooth:
Is that Jonquel Jones or Kevin Durant?
Bonner started alongside Jonquel Jones, making her fourth All-Star appearance, and had a balanced six points, four rebounds, an assist and a block with some tough shots.
Brionna Jones, appearing in her first All-Star Game, played great defense in the post against some of the league’s best players, finishing with eight points, three rebounds and a steal off the bench.
And check out that Connecticut chemistry:
All in all, we feel some type of way that Jonquel Jones didn’t win MVP or the 3-Point Contest. Still, we have a feeling she just got a lot more popular, and deservingly so.