VIDEO: Everyone who is in Seattle this weekend knows Jonquel Jones

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If you’re in Seattle this weekend, there’s maybe a 35 percent chance that you know Jonquel Jones.

The forward from the Connecticut Sun spent Friday morning atop the Space Needle with fellow WNBA All-Stars and media alike. The Summitt caught up with her there and asked who came to the Emerald City to see her play in her first All-Star Game.

Here is the list:

  • Mom
  • Dad
  • Two sisters
  • Coach from home
  • Two friends from college
  • And, of course, her teammates, the Thomases Jasmine and Alyssa, who happen to be All-Stars themselves

Other nuggets of note that we learned in the video, which can be viewed in full below, include her prediction that the East would in the All-Star Game and her vote of confidence for Jasmine Thomas in the three-point competition. Sure, both those predictions are expected, but Rebekkah Brunson called a West victory and Maya Moore win in the three-point contest this morning, also from atop the Space Needle.

Is controversy brewing in Seattle at 605 feet? (No.)

Jones earned her way to Seattle by averaging a double-double (15.8 points, 11.2 rebounds) during the first half of the season. In her second season in the league, her numbers have increased across the board, as she went from dependable role player to potential future WNBA star.

Jones and the East face Brunson and the West on Saturday at 3:15 p.m. ET. The game will air on ABC.

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