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Lauren Jackson returns to Australian Opals after nine-year absence

“There’s a little bit of apprehension. I’m definitely a little bit scared and excited but who knows what will happen with my body.

“I’ve been very cautious from day dot, not to get overexcited or put any pressure on myself. It’s been a really long journey but every milestone that I’ve hit I’ve gone ‘I didn’t think I’d get to this point’ .

“It kind of feels like I’m a kid again vying for a position. 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.”

Jackson boasts one of the best resumes in Australian sport – a three-time WNBA MVP, four-time WNBL MVP, four-time Olympian for three silver medals and a bronze, five-time WNBL champion and seven-time WNBA All-Star.

Not surprisingly, Jackson is confident she can make a difference if she makes the…




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