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Australian basketball great Lauren Jackson, 41, ‘one of the luckiest people in the world,’ set to rejoin the medal-seeking national team

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian basketball great Lauren Jackson is set to rejoin the national team at the age of 41 in a bid for another world championship medal.

Jackson, a seven-time WNBA All-Star who led Australia to a world championship title in 2006 and won four Olympic medals, hasn’t played for the Opals for nine years but was tempted to return for a women’s World Cup on home soil in September.

Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper on Tuesday quoted Jackson saying she will join the Opals in camp in Canberra, the Australian capital, next week. She tweeted the article.

“It kind of feels like I’m a kid again vying for a position,” Jackson told the newspaper. “When I found out I made it into the squad I had a moment of shock; it’s reality now and getting into the mind frame again of competing to wear the green and gold again.”

Basketball Australia later confirmed it on social…

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