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Asjha Jones’ top five greatest career accomplishments: A fan’s opinion
Although the Connecticut Sun forward Asjha Jones has only been to two WNBA All-Star Games, Jones is having a very good career and some current WNBA fans consider her as one of the best forwards in the league. Here are the Sun's current starting power forward's top five greatest career accomplishments.
Statistics are current as of July 28, 2011.
Selected by the Washington Mystics with the fourth overall selection at the 2002 WNBA Draft
Although Nikki Teasley and Michelle Snow were drafted after Jones, the Mystics organization made a great choice by selecting the New Jersey native. Despite the fact that the 30-year-old played only two seasons for the team, she had two very good seasons and showed great signs of potential and athletic ability.
2007 and 2008: Averaged more than six rebounds per game twice during her career
Among her excellent career statistics, Jones averaged more than six rebounds in 2007 and 2008. Interestingly, the former University of Connecticut forward garnered 6.1 rebounds in both seasons.
Jones averaged a very good 2.5 assists per game twice in 2007 and 2008
Another interesting statistic is that Jones averaged 2.5 assists in 2007 and 2008. While some WNBA fans may consider these statistics weak or mediocre, it is important to note that Jones is mostly regarded as a powerful rebounder and excellent shooter.
2008: Averaged a staggering 17 points per game during one of her best seasons
The former Washington Mystics forward had one of her best seasons in 2008. In fact, Jones averaged a staggering 17 points in 33 games during the 2008 regular season. Currently, the Sun's starting power forward is averaging 13 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
2007 and 2009 WNBA All-Star
Unfortunately for Jones, the WNBA has not recognized her as one of the best power forwards in the league. Although she has been a consistently great scorer, the former first round pick has only been to two All-Star Games and her two appearances were in 2007 and 2009. However, the 2009 WNBA All-Star is only 30-years-old and has the talent and potential to be selected to the next All-Star Game.
Ever since the establishment of the Connecticut Sun in 2003, Tom Harrington has been one of the most passionate fans of the organization and is planning on either attending or watching every Sun game during the 2011 season.
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"WNBA Announces 2009 All-Star Game Reserves," WNBA.com.
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