Jamie’s back for the Big Cats

Levett Leopards’ coach Thomas Baker has made his second signing in as many days as forward Jamie Hayes returns.
Hayes, who lives in the Brentwood area, is back for a third season with the Big Cats having nailed down a starting spot in the closing stages of the 2016/17 campaign and his performances were enough for him to win the club’s Most Improved Player award in April.
Hayes is keen to help Leopards make an immediate return to NBL Division One: “After what was a very frustrating season last year with Leopards I felt I needed to return to help put things right and put us back where we belong; in Division One and winning again” he said.
“It is my intentions to help the Big Cats to a championship season, along with winning all the respective cups and trophies on offer, getting us back in Division One in style.”
Coach Baker is pleased to bring Hayes back to the club: “Bringing Jamie back was one of my main objectives” he said.
“His unwavering commitment when things were tough last year and his willingness to give his all when the season wasn’t going well is credit to the type of player and person Jamie is.
“I feel his ability to play inside and outside adds to the style we want to play next season and his willingness to do whatever it takes for his team to win is exactly what I am looking for.
“In such a short space of time with me, Jamie proved that he is the kind of player I want to have around and I am looking forward to working with him again this season.”