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Australian Hot Basket Ball Player Lauren Jackson Photos & Bio


Position: Forward/Centre
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 187 pounds (84.8 kg)
Team: Seattle Storm
Nationality: AUS
Born: 11 May 1981 (1981-05-11), Albury, New South Wales
Draft 1st overall, 2001
Seattle Storm
Pro career 1997–present
Former teams Australian Institute of Sport (1997-99)
Canberra Capitals (1999-2006)
Awards WNBL MVP (1999, 2000, 2004)
WNBL All-Star 5 (1999-2004)
WNBA MVP (2003, 2007)
All-WNBA First Team (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
Six-time WNBA All-Star
WNBL Grand Final MVP (2006)
WNBA's All-Decade Team (2006)
Women's Korea Basketball League MVP (2007)
Best WNBA Player ESPY (2004, 2005, 2008)

The Strom-Lauren JacksonThe Storm's high-profile starting five (from left to right) Sheryl Swoopes, Lauren Jackson, Sue Bird, Yolanda Griffith and Swin Cash

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Lauren Jackson Bio
Lauren Elizabeth Jackson (born 11 May 1981 is an Australian professional basketball player. She is often called LJ or Loz. She is a forward/centre with the Seattle Storm of the WNBA, the Australian national team The Opals and, until 2006, the Canberra Capitals of the Australian WNBL. She has won national championships in the U.S., Australia, and Russia, and a world championship as well. She is widely considered to be the best Australian female basketball player of all time and one of the best players in the world.
ackson was reportedly paid over $100,000 to play a few games with a Russian club before the 2005 WNBA season.[citation needed]

In the 2003 Russian League Season, Jackson played for UMMC Ekaterinberg, however saw limited court time. The decision by the coach to not utilize Jackson's prowess and presence on court was widely criticized by other coaches, and caused confusion among players. However, Jackson has defended the coach's decision, saying that in Russia, regulations exists where there has to be a certain amount of Russian players on court at any given time.

Jackson decided to leave Australia after the 2005-06 WNBL season. While she had huge offers from clubs in Russia, she opted instead to sign a three-year deal with a Seoul-based club Samsung Bichumi in South Korea's national league. Although she would not earn as much money in Korea as she could in Russia, her salary was higher than what she could earn in Australia. More importantly, Korea's season runs only from mid-December to early March, about half the length of the European season, and clubs in the league only play two matches a week. She indicated that Korea's shorter season was the main reason she decided to sign there, noting that it would likely prolong her career.[citation needed] She won the Korean league's MVP award in 2007.

In 2007, Jackson signed up to play alongside Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird for Spartak Moscow in the Women's Russian A Superleague, helping them win the championship over CSKA Samara in five games. Jackson has since signed on with Spartak for the 2008 season.

Jackson posed
in an Australian magazine, Black+White, that featured Olympic athletes who were set to compete in Athens in the 2004 Summer Olympics. The expensively printed magazine/book has been produced for the last three Olympic Games and, by the 2004 edition, was considered relatively uncontroversial in Australia with its "artistic" approach to photography and its equal coverage of male and female athletes. Jackson also posed for the 2005 edition of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Jackson works for domestic violence charities and helping children from Australia's outback get involved in sport.

Jackson is studying for a psychology degree at Lomonosov Moscow State University and will continue via correspondence from America. She wishes to work in social work after her basketball career.

Jackson has a mini collection of tattoos, including: a Chinese character on her midriff meaning 'to excel', a clover with 'mum' in it on her lower back, Marilyn Manson's lightning bolt logo on her right hip, an angel on her right wrist and devil on her left wrist, both in the shape of women, but with different wings.

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