/ 18 May 2021

Fitting honour for Australia’s GOAT

That’s the ‘greatest of all time’… That’s what Albury’s own basketball superstar Lauren Jackson is, and now her talent will be recognised when she becomes the first Aussie player to be inducted into the US Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The 4-time Olympic medallist who helped Oz claim the 2006 World Cup also clinched 2 WNBA titles for the Seattle Storm and was crowned the league’s MVP 3 times. While Jackson said she was “really, really honoured” to be elected, she said she was “thankful” for those “that did the hard yards before I came along” – including her parents, who also represented Australia on the court. Jackson will be inducted on 11 September. Legendary coach Lindsay Gaze is the only other Aussie to have received the honour.

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