Dominic commits to Thunder

Dominic Baker
Dominic Baker

DOMINIC Baker is the latest player to commit his future to Worthing Thunder Basketball Club ahead of next season.

The guard joins captain Bud Johnston, Jack Sunderland, Joe Carter and Rhys Francis from last season’s squad to have signed up for the new season, which begins in September.

Thunder head coach Daniel Hildreth is delighted that Baker will return and said: “I’m really pleased that Dom will be back this year. His perimeter shooting is a really big asset to the team.

“There’s a lot of good shooters in this league but Dom puts his shots away nearly every single time, which makes things a lot easier for the other guys in the team with the way we play. His outside shooting gives us more opportunities to get in and around the basket as teams move outside to mark Dom.

“He came through the junior programme, which was known as Brighton Bears, and I’ve coached him since he was 13 when he was at The Angmering School and playing for Angmering Cobras.

“I’ve said before that continuity is vital for the team’s progression, so I’m really pleased that Dom will be back. He does a lot of coaching in the community for the club, which is another big asset of having him on the team as we’re very community-based.”

hunder have announced new main sponsors, which will see a name change to Ziffit Worthing Thunder. Full story in this week’s paper.