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Lauren Jackson #15 Forward/Center

Lauren Jackson

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2011:
Injured June 21 at Tulsa (strained left labrum)… underwent hip surgery on June 30 at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo.… missed 20 games before returning to action at home, Aug. 20 versus New York … started the game and scored a game-high 20 point in 21 minutes of action … added a season-high seven boards as well … fouled out in that same game, for the first time since the 2009 season … scored 20 points again at Tulsa, Sept. 2 … was 4-of-4 from the line and added 5 boards … rested for the final home game vs. Chicago . . . 2010 Playoffs: Scored 13 points in 19 minutes of action in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals … did not play the fourth quarter as Seattle had built a 27-point lead heading into the final period… Had 14 points, including 3-6 from long range vs. Phoenix, 9/17… had 18 points vs. Phoenix, 9/19.

2010:
Averaged 20.5 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.2 apg and 31.0 mpg in 32 games…Picked up three Player of the Month and five Player of the Week honors in 2010…That ran her POTW total throughout her career to 19, a league record...Second time in her career she’s won five of those honors (2007)… Named to the WNBA All-Defensive Second Team…Won her third WNBA MVP award (2003, 2007), tied with Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoopes for the most in WNBA history…She’s the fourth player to acquire both nods in a single season...Voted onto the WNBA team in the 2010 WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun but did not play due to injury…Scored a season-high 33 points on July 27th vs. Phoenix…Finished the season ranked 4th in scoring average…Finished the season ranked 7th in rebounds per game…Finished the season ranked 4th in free throw percentage…Finished the season ranked 5th in blocks per game…Led the team in scoring 19 times…Led the team in rebounds 19 times…Scored 30-plus points 5 times, 20-plus points 14 times and 10-plus points 30 times…Pulled down 8 10-plus rebounds times…Posted 7 point/rebound double-doubles…Streak of seven straight games with 20-plus points snapped on July 25 vs Tulsa…Started in all 32 games played…2010 Playoffs:: Won second WNBA championship ... Averaged 21.6 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 1.1 apg and 36.1 mpg seven games ... Named MVP of the WNBA Finals.

2009:
Averaged 19.4 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 0.8 apg and 32.4 mpg… Nominated by Storm Fans to the Storm All-Decade Team as part of the Seattle Storm’s 10th Anniversary…Voted as a starter to the WNBA All-Star Game for the fourth time in her career…Named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of June 15-21…Reached the 5,000 career-point milestone Saturday, Aug. 15 in Atlanta - becoming the fourth player in the WNBA to reach the 5,000 career-points milestone…Jackson played in a total of 259 games and was 28 years, 96 days old – the youngest WNBA player to reach 5,000 points in the shortest amount of time…Led the team in scoring 17 times…Led the team in rebounds 16 times…Scored 30-plus points twice, 20-plus points 13 times and 10-plus points 24 times…Pulled down 10-plus rebounds five times…Recorded four double-doubles (points and rebounds)…Started in all 26 games played…Missed the last six games of the regular season due to a stress fracture in her back.

2008:
Averaged 20.2 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.5 spg, 1.6 bpg and 33.0 mpg in 21 games…Named to the All-WNBA Second Team…Finished second in the WNBA in free throw percentage (0.934)…Missed five games to train with Australian National Team, then missed last eight games of regular season due to having arthroscopic surgery on her right ankle after the Olympics…Finished 10th in WNBA MVP voting…Scored 20-plus points nine times and 30-plus points three times…Finished first on team in scoring (20.2 ppg), rebounds (7.0 rpg) and blocks per game (1.57)…Recorded her only double-double of the season with 20 points and 14 rebounds vs. Phoenix on 6/11…Scored season-high 34 points on 15-for-22 shooting vs. Minnesota on 7/5…Blocked five shots vs. Los Angeles on 7/12.

2007:
Averaged 23.8 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.0 spg, 2.0 bpg and 32.9 mpg…Led the league and posted career highs in scoring (23.8 ppg), rebounding (9.7 rpg) and double-doubles (17)…Named WNBA MVP for the second time in her career and earned WNBA Defensive Player of the Year honors for the first time…Ranked second in the WNBA in blocks (2.03 bpg), third in field-goal percentage (.519), fifth in free-throw percentage (.883) and 13th in three-point percentage (.402)…Scored 30-plus points a WNBA-record nine times…Named Western Conference Player of the Week a WNBA-record five times…Missed three games during the season, one due to illness (6/7) and two for personal reasons (8/7-9), with the Storm going 0-3 in those games…Grabbed the 1,500th rebound of her career at Indiana on 6/13…Hit the 250th three-pointer of her career vs. Houston on 6/15…Made her sixth All-Star Game appearance on 7/15, tallying 14 points and five rebounds while shooting 4-of-7 from behind the arc…Matched the WNBA record with a career-high 47 points at Washington on 7/24…Scored her 4,000th career point vs. Indiana on 7/27, becoming the fastest (209 games) and youngest (26 years old) player in league history to reach the milestone…Blocked seven shots vs. Sacramento on 7/31, the high game in the league this season…Played just 14 minutes at Sacramento on 8/3 after suffering a groin strain in the first half, ending her streak of consecutive games scoring in double figures at 30. 2007 PLAYOFFS:Averaged 19.0 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 1.5 bpg and 34.0 mpg in two games.

2006:
Averaged 19.5 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.7 bpg and 28.3 mpg in 30 games…Posted career-highs in field-goal percentage (.535, second in WNBA) and free-throw percentage (.899, fourth in WNBA)…Finished first in the league in efficiency rating (23.7), third in blocks (1.70 bpg), fourth in scoring (19.4 ppg), fifth in rebounding (7.6 rpg) and fifth in double-doubles (eight)…Led the Storm in total points, rebounds and blocks…Scored a career-high and franchise-record 35 points at Phoenix on 5/25…Scored 19 points vs. Chicago on 6/7 to move past the 3,000-point mark for her career, becoming the youngest player (25 years, 27 days old) and the fastest player (162 career games) in league history to reach the milestone…Named to the WNBA’s All-Decade Team on 6/13…Named Player of the Week for the seventh time in her career on 7/5 after averaging 20.5 ppg and 11.0 rpg while shooting 77.8 percent from the field in games on 6/27 and 7/1…Made her fifth WNBA All-Star appearance on 7/12, scoring seven points to go along with four rebounds and a game-high four steals…Scored the game winning basket with 10.2 seconds remaining in the Storm’s playoff-clinching win at Detroit on 8/8. 2006 PLAYOFFS: Averaged 18.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.3 bpg and 30.3 mpg in three games.

2005:
Averaged 17.6 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.1 spg and 1.97 bpg in 34.6 mpg…Named to her fourth WNBA All-Star Team…Named to the All-WNBA First Team for the third consecutive year…Started all 34 games (one of just four Storm players to appear in every game)…Led the WNBA in efficiency at 21.68…Finished second in the league in scoring, second in rebounding, fourth in blocks and fifth in minutes…Co-led the WNBA with 12 double-doubles…Named WNBA Player of the Week on 6/6…Scored a season-high 31 points in a win over Sacramento on 7/3…Grabbed her 1,000th career rebound on 6/22 vs. Connecticut…Hit her 1,000th career field goal on 8/20 at Sacramento, becoming the youngest player in WNBA history to reach the milestone…Received the ESPY Award for “Best WNBA Player of 2004” on 7/17. 2005 PLAYOFFS: Started all three playoff games and averaged 14.3 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 0.7 apg, 1.33 spg and 1.33 bpg in 34.0 mpg.

2004:
Averaged 20.5 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.0 spg and 2.07 bpg in 34.5 mpg…Named to the All-WNBA First Team for her second straight year…Led the WNBA in scoring for the second consecutive year…Led the Storm in points, rebounds, three-point field-goal percentage and blocks…Finished 10th in the league in rebounding, third in blocks, third in three-point field-goal percentage (.491), seventh in field-goal percentage (.452) and tied for third in minutes…Scored in double-figures in all 31 games played to extend her streak to 84 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in WNBA history (92 - Cynthia Cooper)…Named WNBA Player of the Week two times (7/19 and 7/26)…Scored her 2,000th career point at Sacramento on 7/15 to become the youngest WNBA player ever to attain the milestone and the second-fastest to the feat at 109 games (90 - Cynthia Cooper)…Scored 20 or more points in a half in three games, including a team-record 23 points vs. Sacramento on 7/3…Missed three games (9/1-4) while on the injured list with a right mid-foot sprain (the Storm went 0-3 during her time on the injured list)…Received the ESPY Award for “Best WNBA Player of 2003” on 7/14. 2004 PLAYOFFS: Started all eight playoff games and averaged 19.6 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.00 spg and 1.13 bpg in 35.9 mpg.

2003
Averaged 21.2 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.15 spg, 1.94 bpg and 33.6 mpg in 33 games…Named 2003 WNBA MVP, becoming the first international player and youngest ever to garner the league’s highest honor…Selected to the All-WNBA First Team for the first time…Led the WNBA in scoring and finished fourth in rebounding, sixth in field-goal percentage (.483), third in blocks and 10th in minutes…Recorded the fifth 20-20 game in WNBA history on 7/31 vs. Charlotte, scoring 23 points and grabbing a career-high and team-record 20 rebounds…Became the youngest player in WNBA history to reach the 1,000-point mark for career scoring vs. Phoenix on 6/7…Selected to her third straight WNBA All-Star Game (first time as a starter)…Named WNBA Player of the Week a league-record-tying three times (6/9, 7/28 and 8/11)…Made a WNBA-record 17 field goals vs. Los Angeles on 8/6…Made a franchise-record and WNBA-season-high 14 free throws vs. San Antonio on 8/12…Recorded 13 double-doubles, including a WNBA-record-tying seven consecutive games with double-doubles (7/25-8/12).

2002:
Averaged 17.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.9 bpg, 1.1 spg, 1.5 apg and 31.5 mpg in 28 games…Selected as a reserve for the Western Conference squad at the WNBA All-Star Game for the second straight season…Ranked third in the WNBA in blocks, fourth in scoring and tied for 12th in rebounding…Scored in double-figures in 27 games, including 20 consecutive games to end the regular season (6/26-8/13)…Blocked a career-high and franchise-record eight shots (third-most in WNBA history) vs. Utah on 8/11…Missed four games due to a sprained right ankle (5/30-6/6). 2002 PLAYOFFS: Started both 2002 First Round playoff games against Los Angeles...Averaged 11.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 3.0 blocks and 34.0 minutes...Led team with 19 points in Game 1 loss to Los Angeles on 8/15.

2001:
Averaged 15.2 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.86 spg, 2.21 bpg and 34.5 mpg in 29 games…Led all WNBA rookies in scoring, rebounding, steals, blocks and minutes…Named as a reserve on the Western Conference team at the 2001 WNBA All-Star Game in Orlando where she scored 11 points, grabbed three rebounds, handed out one assist and recorded three steals…Finished second behind Portland’s Jackie Stiles for the 2001 WNBA Rookie of the Year Award…Selected as a nominee for the 2001 Female Athlete of the Year Award at the 67th Annual Seattle Post-Intelligencer Sports Stars Banquet…Scored a season-high 26 points at L.A. on 8/4…Missed three games due to injury (mild concussion on 6/28 and a sore right shoulder on 8/11 and 8/14).

WNBA CAREER HISTORY: Selected as the first overall pick by the Storm in the 2001 WNBA Draft…Eight-time WNBA All-Star (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010)…2003, 2007 and 2010 WNBA MVP…2007 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year…Seven-time All-WNBA First Team (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010)…Member of the 2004 and 2010 WNBA champion Storm…Shares WNBA record for most points in a game (47 at Washington on 7/24/07) and minutes played in a game (55 vs. Washington on 7/3/01 – 4OT).

OTHER EXPERIENCE: Has made more than 60 international appearances with Australia’s national team, the Opals…In 1997, became the youngest member, at age 16, ever to be selected to the Australian women’s national basketball team…At 17, became the youngest Australian woman to compete at a major international competition when she averaged 10.9 points and helped her team capture the bronze medal at the 1998 World Championships…Received widespread praise from the international basketball community and became an ambassador for Australian women's basketball as a result of her performance during the 2000 Sydney Olympics, when she recorded 127 points, 23 blocked shots, 12 steals and 67 rebounds…Leading scorer and rebounder on Australia’s 2000 silver medal-winning Olympic basketball team…Scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the 76-54 loss to the U.S in the gold-medal game…A member of the Australian team that won the silver medal in 2004 in the Athens Olympics...Helped the Opals to a silver-medal finish in the 2008 Beijing Olympics...Led Australia to the 2006 FIBA World Championship…A member of the silver medal-winning Gems team at the Junior World Championships in 1997.

Personal

  • Became the third international player to be selected first overall in the five-year history of the WNBA Draft
  • One of three Australian players chosen in the first round of the 2001 WNBA Draft (Penny Taylor and Kristen Veal)
  • Began playing basketball when she was just four years old
  • Her father, Gary, and her mother, Maree, both played for Australia’s national teams (Gary in 1975 and Maree from 1974 to 1982)
  • Her mother played at Louisiana State in the late '70s
  • Wears number 15 in honor of her mother's number
  • Nicknames are "Loz", "Jacko" and "LJ"
  • Was named to All-Star Team at 2002 World Championships in China after Australian National Team won silver medal, leading all players by averaging 23.1 points per game
  • Favorite actor is Nicole Kidman
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    Selected by the Seattle Storm in the first round (first pick overall) in the 2001 WNBA Draft.