March 7, 2017
In her first season overseas Jonquel Jones brought home plenty of hardware at today’s Korean League awards ceremony. After leading her team to a Korean League best record of 33-2, the best record in the history of the WKBL, Jones finished with averages of 15 points per game, 13 rebounds and almost 3 blocks per contest. Today’s ceremony was a day of celebration after a hard fought season in which the final playoff spot was not determined until the last week of the season.
Not only was Jones named the foreign MVP of the league but she was also selected as the Defensive Player of the Year and named ‘Best Five’ in the league. Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas was also named to the ‘Best Five’ team. The Korean League playoffs begin on March 10th as Alyssa Thomas and Samsung will take on Plenette Pierson and KB Stars. The winner of the best of 3 series will then face Woori Bank who has to wait until the 16th of March to start their championship quest. Woori Bank will be going after their fifth consecutive Korean League Championship!
2017 Playoff Semi-Final Schedule: