WNBA star Jackson is Hall of Fame nominee

Australian great Lauren Jackson has been nominated for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Australian basketball champion Lauren Jackson is poised to be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame after being named among a dozen nominees.

Jackson, a three-time WNBA MVP and Australia's flagbearer at the 2012 London Olympics, headlines the field of finalists announced on Friday.

If chosen, the 38-year-old will become the second Australian inductee after Michele Timms who was elevated in 2008.

A dominant power forward and centre in the WNBL, Jackson was drafted by WNBA club Seattle Storm in 2001 and went on to win two championships with the franchise.

Jackson was also part of Australia's Olympic team that finished runner-up to the United States in Sydney, Athens and Beijing and won bronze at London, and co-captained the side that won gold at the 2006 world championships.

The Albury native had playing stints in Europe and China but finished her career in the WNBL before retiring in 2016 after persistent knee injuries.

She was inducted to the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame last year and currently serves as Basketball Australia's Head of Women in Basketball.

The inductees will be announced February 10 and officially elevated to the Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Knoxville, Tennessee on June 13.

Four-time US Olympic gold medallist Tamika Catchings is among the other finalists.