June 23, 2022 | Adelaide Lightning news

The Adelaide Lightning is excited to announce the signing of shooting guard Lauren Mansfield on a two-year deal.

The 32-year-old, 170cm tall, shooting guard will return to the Adelaide Lightning after spending the last two seasons with the Sydney Flames.

Mansfield, who grew up in North Adelaide has had an exciting career playing for the Perth Lynx and Sydney Flames, as well as being selected for the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup.

Adelaide Lightning General Manager, Tim Brenton is thrilled to see another South Australian champion return to Adelaide to play for the Lightning.

“Mansfield brings WNBL and Opals experience to our program and we are looking forward to watching her flourish under new Head Coach, Nat Hurst.”

“She is one of Australia’s best shooting guards who can alternate across the one and two position, and we are excited to watch her pass on her skills and knowledge to her younger teammates,” Brenton said.

A skilled shooting guard, the former co-captain of the Perth Lynx averages 13 pts and 70% FT per game. Mansfield’s 2021/22 season was cut short with the Flames due to a calf tendon tear.

Adelaide Lightning Head Coach, Nat Hurst is excited the Lightning were able to sign Mansfield and bring her home to Adelaide.

“As a first-year head coach in the WNBL, I needed someone with Mansfield’s experience as our shooting guard, I could not be happier that she is leading us into next season. She has a wealth of talent and experience, and I am looking forward to seeing her in a Lightning jersey once again.”

Mansfield, who is currently playing NBL1 for the Gold Coast Rollers, is looking forward to playing in front of family and friends again.

“I cannot wait to be back in Adelaide and am thrilled to reunite with previous teammates, and am excited to work with Nat. I have always admired her as a player, and I look forward to learning and continuing to develop my game under her. I have no doubt with the team being put together that we will be playing some exciting basketball and I cannot wait to be a part of it,” Mansfield said.

The Adelaide Lightning have re-signed club MVP, Steph Talbot, along with South Australians Sam Simons and Chelsea Brook with new and exciting talent to be announced in the coming weeks.