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WNBA Awards 2021: Jonquel Jones Takes Home MVP, Brionna Jones Wins MIP

Sun center Jonquel Jones has won the 2021 WNBA MVP award, the league announced Tuesday.

Jones won the award after receiving 48 of the 49 first-place votes from a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Phoenix's Brittney Griner finished second, receiving the lone remaining first-place vote, while Seattle's Breanna Stewart, Minnesota's Sylvia Fowles and Washington's Tina Charles rounded out the top five.

Jones finished the year first in both win shares per 40 minutes and overall win shares, despite playing more than 100 fewer minutes than Phoenix’s Brittney Griner, who was No. 2 in win shares.