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MM 8.19: Former Terp Brionna Jones continues to impress for the Connecticut Sun

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

Indiana Fever v Connecticut Sun Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

Former Maryland women’s basketball player Brionna Jones has made the most of her starting role for the Connecticut Sun this season, pouring in another impressive performance Tuesday night.

The center had 15 points (6-of-9 FG) and nine rebounds in the team’s 84-62 win over the Indiana Fever. She’s averaged 14.0 points and 9.7 rebounds over her last three contests, as well as career high 12.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game this season. Additionally, she’s putting up 1.6 steals and 1.3 assists per game.

“She’s showing what we in our locker room know of Bri Jones and what she does internationally,” Curt Miller said after Tuesday’s game. “Still around the chatter of the internet, no one’s talking about Bri Jones as the Most Improved Player in the league. Her numbers are outstanding right now against great post players in this league.”

Jones certainly makes a case with her dramatic improvement statistically, making the jump after averaging a career 3.2 points and nearly 2.0 rebounds per game prior to this season, in which she has stepped up to fill the role of two-time All-Star Jonquel Jones.

“It’s just a matter of her getting minutes and actually being on the floor,” guard Jasmine Thomas said. “[I’m] extremely proud of what she’s been able to do, and she’s a big part of our success right now. So yeah, I second that, she should be in that conversation for most improved for sure.”

Tuesday’s win marked the fourth win in five games for the Sun (5-7), which also features former Terps Alyssa Thomas and Kaila Charles.

In other news

Henry took a look at how former Maryland men’s soccer players fared in the MLS is Back tournament.

Maryland football gave a salute to some its top DMV talent.

Maryland men’s basketball took a look back in time to the 2007 NCAA Tournament.

Brandon Lowe continues to have a monster season for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Former Maryland men’s lacrosse player Isaiah Davis-Allen is up for a big Major League Lacrosse honor.

Maryland women’s lacrosse has a new equipment provider.