Jones joins a Lynx dynasty that has won three WNBA titles in the past six seasons. With the team’s core aging, Jones can provide a spark off the bench.
She certainly has collected the accolades to prove worthy of a first-round selection.
Jones spent the first two years of her college career at Duke, earning an All-ACC selection in her sophomore season before an ACL tear sidelined her for a year. She transferred to Baylor after the 2013-14 season.
The 5-foot-9 guard averaged 13.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.8 assists for Baylor last season. She led her team to an Elite Eight appearance, where they lost to Mississippi State 94-85. Jones was voted a honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press.
Minnesota drafted Lisa Berkani, a French basketball player, with the No. 24 overall pick in Round 2.