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Jonquel Jones, Alyssa Thomas dominate as Connecticut Solar defeat Los Angeles Sparks in house opener – Hartford Courant

UNCASVILLE — After blocking a shot on the other end of the floor, Jonquel Jones received a pass from Alyssa Thomas behind the arc and got to work. The reigning WNBA MVP pump-faked then bullied her way past two defenders into the paint and scooped in a layup, extending the Connecticut Sun’s double-digit lead in the first quarter.
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Jonquel Jones, CT Sun Have Enjoyed Star Becoming Face For WNBA

Jonquel Jones has flown under the radar throughout much of her basketball career, but she and her Connecticut Sun teammates know that’s beginning to change. Because while Jones has showcased her talents throughout her six WNBA seasons, highlighted by winning the league’s MVP award in the 2021 campaign, now she is gaining popularity off the floor. Most recently, the 6-foot-6 forward starred in national insurance commercial with NBA players, including Trae Young.
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WNBA MVP Jonquel Jones embraces role as a new face of the league

Jonquel Jones had experienced a certain level of anonymity off the basketball court, only occasionally recognized outside the Mohegan Sun arena as one of the best players in the WNBA. That's all changing. Thanks in part to an MVP season and a popular insurance commercial, the 6-foot-6 forward from the...
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Inside the making of the new State Farm commercial starring WNBA MVP and Connecticut Sun All-Star Jonquel Jones

Jonquel Jones was taken aback when her agent approached her about one particular marketing opportunity last season. State Farm wanted to feature the eventual WNBA MVP in a new commercial spot. “I was ecstatic, obviously,” Jones told the Hartford Courant earlier this week. “I just couldn’t believe it. It’s such a big-time commercial. They run it in so many different places and on primetime ...
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Have You Seen Jonquel Jones In Insurance Ad? Here’s How It Went Down

Connecticut Sun superstar Jonquel Jones has burst onto the scene as one of the WNBA’s best players and now is reaping the benefits that come with winning the league’s Most Valuable Player award. Jones, who signed a two-year extension to remain with Connecticut, received another welcomed opportunity when...
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Who's that with Jonquel Jones? It's Jake From State Farm

Mohegan — Fame normally accompanies the athlete for triumphs within his or her vocation, which, applied to Jonquel Jones, should translate to the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award she earned in 2021. Ah, but here in the roaring 2000s, where fame (and everything else) feels relative, can even 19.4...
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Jonquel Jones Details ‘Unprecedented’ Experience In Russia

For Jonquel Jones, the 2022 WNBA season is bound to more peaceful than the preceding offseason. The Connecticut Sun superstar told ESPN’s Alexa Philippou on Wednesday all about the hectic offseason she just experienced. Jones had been playing for Russian Women’s Basketball Premier League powerhouse UMMC Ekaterinburg during the WNBA offseason when the country invaded neighboring Ukraine in late February. Although Jones hastily fled Russia shortly after the outbreak of war, she says she never felt unsafe in the region because the team kept her and other players insulated from the country at-large.
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CT Sun’s Jonquel Jones Safely Flees Russia After Invasion Of Ukraine

Jonquel Jones is out of Russia. The Connecticut Sun superstar and reigning WNBA MVP told her Twitter followers Wednesday she landed safely in Turkey. Jones had been playing in the Russian Women’s Basketball Premier League for UMMC Yekaterinburg during the WNBA offseason, but she left country after it invaded Ukraine.
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Jonquel Jones Advocated For Courtney Williams’ Return To CT Sun

With the way she left the Connecticut Sun after the 2019 season, it was a little surprising, to say the least, that there was potential for Courtney Williams to return. But fortunately for the Sun, former teammate Jonquel Jones and other veterans lobbied hard for a reunion. How do you tell the WNBA Most Valuable Player no?
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