Basketball star Laura Acks Exxon, who spent her 12-year WNBA career with Storm է the all-time leading scorer in the franchise, will appear in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Acks Exxon joins the 2021 star class, which includes 10-year-old NBA star Paul Pierce and 11-year-old all-star Chris Bosh in 2004. Champion և Four-time defensive player of the year Ben Wallace, five-star All-Star Chris Weber. V MVP, Defensive Player of the Year և Champion Yolanda Griffith.
Bill Russell, the first head coach of the NBA, names the four coaches of the HOF, which consists of Il Wright, two-time national champion Vilanova. NCAA և WNBA’s legendary coach Marian Stanley և Leta Andrews’s oldest coach in the history of high school basketball.
The inclusion of the Acks Exon Hall of Fame is not something to think about given the 40 years of tremendous achievements in a 24-year basketball career that began at the age of 16.
Totally received by Storm in 2001. In the WNBA draft, the overall 1-on-6, 5-footed striker is the best player in the history of Australian basketball.
In the WNBA, Jackson won three WNBA MVP Awards, the WNBA Finals MVP և WNBA Player of the Year Award. The WNBA All-Star has also led the league seven times, scoring three goals, making it the ninth all-time goalscorer.
Storm star Sue Byrd, who played with the Exxon in Seattle for 10 years, considers her ex-teammate to revolutionize the sport, creating a project that is followed by current WNBA leaders such as Brianna Stewart and Elena Delle Don.
“Tina Thompson is definitely the first stretch quartet. I think Lauren is really the top five stretch,” Byrd said after the opening of the Storm season on Saturday. “Just a player who completely changed the way he played that position. A player who can hurt you from the outside. A player who demanded double teams on the block every night. You do not really see that often the player who demands it (և) has an external game like he’s to fill it. And, of course, what he did defensively.
“I do not imagine a world in which he does not enter (Hall of Fame). I’m just proud of him, I’m happy for him. ”
In Australia, Jackson won three straight Olympic silver medals (2000, ’04 և ’08) երում bronze at the 2012 Summer Games. He was vying for two consecutive World Cup bronze medals (1998 և ’02) before accompanying Australia to his first gold medal at the 2006 World Cup in Brazil.
The professional Exxon began his professional career in 1997 in the Australian National Women’s Basketball League, where he won six WNBL titles and was a four-time WNBL MVP. She was also the MVP of the Korean Women’s Basketball League in 2007.
Due to numerous surgeries on his right knee և other diseases, including injuries to his left Achilles tendon,, the 2016 Exxon retired in 2016, four years after his last game with the hurricane.
Acks Exxon still has many records with Storm, including the most points (6,007), return shots (2,447), blocks (586) և points per game (47).
The Neismith Hall of Fame ceremony is scheduled for September.