Rookie Jonquel Jones Leads Connecticut Sun With 20 Points, 10 Rebounds (VIDEO)

Connecticut Sun rookie Jonquel Jones showed why she’s one of the WNBA’s rising stars on Friday.

When starter Chiney Ogwumike got hit with early foul trouble, Jones stepped up and recorded her first career double-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 steals en route to a 94-89 win over the Chicago Sky.

The 6-6 Jones has shown flashes of all-around dominance this season, using her versatility to stretch the floor and length to control the paint on both ends.

Connecticut has now won five of their last eight games (including four wins on the road), and are just one game back of the 8th and final playoff spot.