Jonquel Jones will no longer be representing The Bahamas in international competition.
Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF) President Charles “Softly” Robins yesterday confirmed with Eyewitness News Sports that Jones asked to be released from The Bahamas national team in order to compete for Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH).
“She came to me and asked to be let go in order for her to be able to make certain career moves, and in no way did I want to get in the way of what someone wants for their career,” Robins said.
“Playing for Bosnia will allow her access to a number of high paying European leagues that she wouldn’t be able to play in otherwise. Some of these leagues pay more than the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and I didn’t want to get in the way of someone going after what their talent suggests.”
Jones would have to be released by the Bosnian team in order for her to be eligible to play for team Bahamas again.
Jones has emerged as one of the brightest young stars in the WNBA. Less than five years into her pro career, the Connecticut Sun forward has been named WNBA Most Improved and Best Sixth Woman. She’s also been selected to the WNBA All-Star game, and also to the All-WNBA Second Team.
Along with her success in the WNBA, she’s also dominated overseas in China and South Korea.