ZOE Mitchell's passion for the Launceston Tornadoes has seen her to return to the club for the remainder of the SEABL season.
The 25-year-old forward rejoins the Torns with her basketball commitments on the North-West Coast finished, but said it initially wasn't in her plans.
"When I found out that a few of the girls are out injured, there was a spot that opened up for a big," Mitchell said yesterday.
"The club has always been my passion and I've always said I would be able to help them in whatever way I could."
It is the second signing for the club in as many weeks, joining Australian Opals star Abby Bishop.
Mitchell, who has played more than 100 games for the Torns over a six-year period, rejoins in time for road trips to cellar-dweller Canberra tonight at Belconnen Stadium and mid-table Brisbane at Rowland Cowan stadium tomorrow.
"You'd be disappointed if you couldn't get the Canberra game, and while Brisbane will be a challenge, it is one we should be able to win," Mitchell said.
Alicia Riley will be in charge of the Torns with head coach Peta Sinclair looking after the national under-17 team.
TORNADOES SQUAD v Canberra and Brisbane: Alex Wilson, Lauren Mansfield, Lauren Faulkner, Alicia Riley, Zoe MItchell, Emma Russell, Olivia Howard, Abby Bishop, Tahanee Bennell, Mariah Payne, Hannah Phillips.