Leigh wins top regional award

TOWERING teenage basketball star Leigh Greenan was last night crowned the BBC East Young Sports Personality of the Year at the American Air Museum, Duxford, Cambridge.

TOWERING teenage basketball star Leigh Greenan was last night crowned the BBC East Young Sports Personality of the Year at the American Air Museum, Duxford, Cambridge.

Having won the same category at the recent Suffolk Sports Awards, the 6'11 Ipswich Tomcats Under-18 player was automatically nominated for the regional BBC award.

The services of the England under-18 international, who played a crucial role in taking the Tomcats to the last 16 of the national play-offs last season, are much sought after at the moment.

Having completed trials at top Spanish club Valencia earlier this year, Greenan spent most of the summer in America where he played for a number of High Schools in Washington DC, as well as in an elite college tournament in Las Vegas.


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Speaking after the Suffolk Sports Awards, Greenan said: “I have been inundated with phone calls, text messages and e-mails from various coaches and am still deciding what to do, but at the moment I am just concentrating on enjoying my final year with the Tomcats.”

Greenan, who hails from Colchester, was signed for the Tomcats in 2006 after being spotted by head coach Nick Drane.

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Since then, Greenan has been snapped up by Essex-based basketball academy Barking Abbey, has been selected for the Essex & Herts Leopards men's side and has played for his country at under-18 level.

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