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Dawgs, Aussies dominate first round

The Seattle Storm took Australian center Lauren Jackson with the first pick in the WNBA draft Friday.

Updated: April 21, 2001, 11:25 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- It took 20 hours to get here, but Australian basketball star Lauren Jackson knew it would be worth the trip.

The Seattle Storm selected the 19-year-old Olympic silver medalist as the top pick in the WNBA draft Friday.

"The next three months will be a big test for me," Jackson said, after signing a one-year contract. "The Americans are the best team in the world. It's exciting playing against them and with them."

The 6-foot-5 center should provide immediate ...

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