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Lauren Thomas-Johnson
Lauren Thomas-Johnson
DOB25th May 1988
BirthplaceStockport, England
Height1.80 m (5' 11")
PositionGuard
ClubSheffield Hatters, England
Caps29
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International Career:

An accomplished England international at cadette, Under-16 and Under-18 levels, Thomas-Johnson stepped up to Under-20 level with Great Britain in the 2007 European Championship, averaging an impressive 17 ppg. By then, she had already made her senior GB debut, in the team’s debut friendly against Norway in 2006, but it took until 2011 before she earned a competitive bow as a reserve at EuroBasket Women in Lithuania. She also played for GB at the World University Games in China later that summer but narrowly missed out on a place on the final roster for the 2012 Olympics.

Year by Year Stats:

 

PPG

RPG

APG

2011 EuroBasket Womens Finals (Great Britain)

0.7

1

0

 

Club career:

Sheffield Hatters, England (2011- ), Gran Canaria, Spain (2011), Haukar, Iceland (2010-11), Marquette University, USA (2008-10), Kirkwood, USA (2006-08), Notre Dame Academy, USA (2004-05), Stockport/Manchester Mystics, England (1998-4)

Beginning her career with Stockport/Manchester Mystics, Thomas-Johnson moved to the USA to progress her basketball career. She led Kirkwood to back-to-back NJCAA Tournament championships in 2007 and 2008 and was MVP in 2008 before moving to Marquette University in Milwaukee. She began her professional career with a brief stint in Iceland, and finished the year with in Spain's Liga Femenina with Gran Canaria. Joining Sheffield Hatters in 2011, she helped the Yorkshire club to a fourth consecutive National Cup and the 2013 EBL Division One play-off title.

 

Year

Team

PPG

RPG

APG

2010

Haukar

6.5

3.5

0.5

2010-11

Gran Canaria

2.8

0.7

1.1

2011-12

Sheffield

12.1

4.1

2.0

2012-13

Sheffield

12.6

4.1

3.7

 

Personal:

Thomas-Johnson is an only child. Her father, Donald Johnson, is a drummer and guitarist in the post-punk band, A Certain Ratio, who supported Madonna early in her career. He also performed with James Brown. She played football as a child and was a goalkeeper. Cites playing for Great Britain in 2011 as her career highlight to date. Attended the Beijing Olympics in 2008 as part of the BOA’s Ambassador Programme.

Trivia:

Would like to be a singer.

Twitter:

@ItsLoloJane

 
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