Jones, 26, led the Sun to Game 5 of the WNBA Finals last season. She averaged team-highs in points (17.9), boards (10.4) and blocks (1.5) during Connecticut’s playoff run.
Citing health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus as one of the reasons for her decision, Jones said she would use the time to focus on “personal, social and familial growth.”
“This was one of the toughest decisions I’ve made but the resurgence and unknown aspects of COVID-19 have raised serious health concerns that I do not feel comfortable competing in,” Jones said.
In a tweet, Jones wrote, “Tough times, even tougher decisions. Huge thanks to the Sun organization for always having my back. See you next year Sun fans.”
On June 15, the WNBA announced plans for a 22-game regular season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL.