World basketball hopes for Weston student as he aims to follow in the footsteps of Michael Jordan

Josh White, aged 12, and already 5’7” is part of a basketball revolution at Priory Community School Academy.

He is aiming to become a world star in the sport and is practising hours every day before and after school, and during lunchtimes.

He’s been joined by up to 60 students in the schools’ Period 6 after school club. He also plays for North Somerset Stars. In the Paula Radcliffe Centre where they train, Michael Jordan has one of his famous quotes in reception to inspire students.

Josh said: “Since I joined Priory my basketball skills have improved; this is because of Period 6 basketball clubs on a Monday and Friday, and having the chance to play on the school basketball courts at break and lunch. 

“I think it is great that basketball is so popular at PCSA.”

Principal Angelos Markoutsas said: “We place a big emphasis on sport at our school and it is clear that basketball is thriving. We wish Josh and all the other students the very best in their ambitions and we will encourage them all we can.”