Lauren Jackson will play for the Australian Opals at subsequent month’s FIBA Ladies’s World Cup in Sydney – the identical metropolis the place she made her Olympic debut greater than twenty years in the past.
The 41-year-old has been named on the roster for the World Cup nearly 9 years after retiring from the game as a result of continual harm.
Jackson stated she was overcome with emotion when Australian coach Sandy Brondello referred to as her with the information.
“There have been a variety of feelings when Sandy rang me, I had a little bit of a cry to be sincere” Jackson stated.
“I’ve been working my physique arduous, and I didn’t actually know if it was going to carry as much as my intense coaching regime, nevertheless it has, and I’m feeling good.”
“The entire staff has been so welcoming and made me really feel at house, the age distinction disappears as quickly as I step onto the court docket. I imagine on this staff and what we are able to obtain, if I can play a component if getting us onto the rostrum then the arduous work is all worthwhile.”
″The entire staff has been so welcoming and made me really feel at house, the age distinction disappears as quickly as I step onto the court docket.”
WNBA gamers Bec Allen, Ezi Magbegor, Steph Talbot, Kristy Wallace and Sami Whitcomb have all made the roster as have long-time Opals Cayla George, Marianna Tolo and Tess Madgen.