Having won silver medals in Sydney , Athens and Beijing , Jackson carried the Australian flag into the London Opening Ceremony before going on to claim bronze in On each occasion, the gold-medal team has been the United States. Both her parents, Gary and Maree, represented Australia in basketball, and Lauren took to the game at the age of four. At cm, Jackson is very effective in defence, combining her height with a good shooting percentage.
WNBA. Lauren Jackson playing for Seattle While playing in the WNBA, she has dyed her hair different colours several times. G: Games Played. GS: Games Started. MPG: Minutes Per . Lauren Jackson ( born May 11, ) is a forward for the Seattle Storm. She is a native of Australia.
The Canberra Capitals legend is Australia's greatest male or female basketballer. But even now she has to fight for equality, and it hits home during three hours of interviews about her new book.
The daughter of two national basketball team players, Jackson was awarded a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport AIS in , when she was Jackson joined the Canberra Capitals for the season when she turned 18 and played with the team off and on until , winning four more WNBL championships. Jackson made the Australian under team when she was only 14 years old and was first called up to the Australian Women's National Basketball Team nicknamed The Opals when she was 16 years old. She was a member the Summer Olympics and Summer Olympics teams and captain of the Summer Olympics team, winning three silver medals. She was also part of the Australian team that won the bronze at the Summer Olympics. Jackson ranks among the top WNBA players in played games, minutes played, field goals, three-point shots, and turnover percentage.