Lauren Elizabeth Jackson AO is an Australian professional basketball player. Now named in FIBA World Cup squad after 12 years. Have a look.
Lauren Jackson : Husband | Height | FIBA World Cup
The daughter of two national basketball team players, Jackson was awarded a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in 1997, when she was 16.
|Born||11 May 1981
|Listed height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Listed weight||187 lb (85 kg)|
In 1998, she led the AIS team that won the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) championship.
Jackson joined the Canberra Capitals for the 1999 season when she turned 18 and played with the team off and on until 2006, winning four more WNBL championships.
From 2010 to 2016, Jackson played with the Canberra Capitals, which she did during the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) offseason during the time she continued WNBA play.
Lauren Jackson Husband
Lauren Jackson is currently married to her long-term boyfriend, Paul Bryne, a former basketball player and journalist by profession.
Although there is little information on how the couple met, it is known that they married in 2014 in front of a small group of family and friends.
Following that, in October 2016, Jackson revealed on Instagram that she was carrying her first child and published a snapshot of her small but developing tummy.
Later, Lauren gave birth to a baby, a son, on February 2, 2017, named Harrison “Harry” Gray Jackson. In the following year, she gave birth to her second child, Lenny.
The four-person family is claimed to be living peacefully in Melbourne for the time being.
Lauren jackson height
Lauren Jackson’s height is 6 feet 5 inches. Her weight is 85 kg.
|Age||41 years old|
|Height||6 feet 5 inches (approx)|
|Weight||85 KG (approx)|
Jackson is 195 cm (6 ft 5 in) tall. She was this tall by the time she turned 16, after she gained 15 cm (5.9 in) in height when she was 15 years old.
Also she has been described as Australia’s best female player to ever step on a basketball court, and the best female basketball player in the world.
She has said regarding being the best female basketball player in the world: “I don’t really think about it. Nobody really talks to me like that.
FIBA World Cup
Basketball legend Lauren Jackson will suit up for her fifth World Cup after a 12 year absence, making her return to the national team.
The 41-year old has been included in a 12-strong Opals team for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup which gets underway in Sydney on September 22.
Retiring from international basketball nine years ago, Jackson’s last World Cup appearance was in 2010.
The four-time Olympic medallist and three-time WNBA MVP had a dominant and decorated two-decade career across the globe until she was forced into retirement in March 2016 due to a persistent knee injury.
Jackson moved into basketball administration after her playing career, working for WNBL club Melbourne Boomers before moving to Basketball Australia to head up the league and oversee women’s hoops in the country.
But after starring for Albury-Wondonga in the recent NBL1 season, Jackson earned a call-up to an Australian squad camp in June before impressing in Opals practice matches in New York last month.