Connecticut Sun players win Czech basketball championship
Connecticut Sun players Alyssa Thomas and Brionna Jones are making waves across the pond this offseason. Thomas and Jones won the Czech championship this year for ZVVZ USK PRAHA. They play in the Czech League, which is the highest level of basketball competition in the Czech Republic.
The team defended its 2022 title and has won its 25th title and 13th in a row. Jones was named the final MVP and had a double-double in the game.
“You never get tired of these feelings. We do it all because of them,” ZVVZ USK Praha coach Natália Hejková told journalists. “Before the match, I told the players not to underestimate anything. Unlike the match in Brno, it took us a while to get the locomotive going, but at least it was interesting for the spectators.”
Congratulations @athomas_25 and @_bjones18 🙌 https://t.co/4j0YzJlVk6
— Connecticut Sun (@ConnecticutSun) April 26, 2023
Earlier in the month, Thomas was named the EuroLeague Women’s Defensive Player of the Year.
Nothing goes past her! 🔒
Congratulations to the #EuroLeagueWomen Defensive Player of the Year, Alyssa Thomas 💙💛 pic.twitter.com/a4PpjpmaSV
— EuroLeague Women (@EuroLeagueWomen) April 15, 2023
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