Basketball: Thomas-Johnson returns to boost Hatters

Lauren Thomas-Johnson in action for Great Britain at the Eurobasket Championships in France last year. Pic: Mansoor Ahmed/Ahmedphotos.
Lauren Thomas-Johnson in action for Great Britain at the Eurobasket Championships in France last year. Pic: Mansoor Ahmed/Ahmedphotos.

Great Britain international Lauren Thomas-Johnson has rejoined top of the table Sheffield Hatters but coach Vanessa Ellis believes there is still more to come from her side.

The return of Thomas-Johnson after a spell in Turkey is a boost to the Hatters ahead of this weekend’s Betty Codona Classic tournament in Nottingham.

And Ellis says it will be a chance for Sheffield to develop some consistency: “I can’t complain too much because we’re top of the league but we have been inconsistent from game-to-game and even within games.

“Helen (Naylor) and Steph (Gandy) have been great for us but we need it from more than just two or three at a time.

“When you play a tournament that is three games in three days then you can’t get away with just relying on two - you need everyone to step up for you.”