Australian basketball legend Lauren Jackson will lengthen her exceptional profession for no less than another WNBL season.
- Lauren Jackson has performed in 4 Olympics for the Opals
- The 42-year-old injured her Achilles throughout final yr’s WNBL season
- Jackson mentioned the elevated concentrate on ladies’s sport helped make her resolution to return
The 42-year-old has recovered from an Achilles harm sustained in February and can go well with up once more for the Melbourne-based Southside Flyers when the brand new season begins on November 1.
“I’ve labored arduous on rehab and feeling able to get on court docket once more, so I am actually enthusiastic about being on the market with a fantastic group of gamers and a improbable membership,” Jackson mentioned in an announcement.
Jackson mentioned the elevated concentrate on ladies’s sport in Australia — largely on the again of the Matildas’ FIFA World Cup performances — had performed a job in her resolution to return to the court docket.
“If me being a part of the WNBL once more evokes even one woman or girl to play, or to become involved in basketball, or to come back alongside to see a recreation, I will be actually joyful,” she mentioned.
WNBL boss Christy Collier-Hill welcomed Jackson’s return.
“Lauren Jackson is kind of merely the GOAT [greatest of all-time] and we’re past excited to have her again,” Collier-Hill mentioned.
“It is simply unbelievable to suppose she gained her first WNBL title 24 years in the past.”
A four-time Olympian, Jackson is a four-time MVP and five-time championship winner within the WNBL.
She additionally made an enormous mark in the USA, the place she was a seven-time WNBA All-Star.
Jackson led Seattle Storm to 2 WNBA championships and was a three-time MVP on the earth’s finest league.
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