County Upper Basketball Academy player Joanna Brawn, who is in year 10 at County Upper School, has been selected to play for the East of England Under-15 girls basketball team despite never playing in a national or local league competition.
Brawn plays the point guard position, so she dribbles the ball up the court and who runs offensive attack — the hardest position in basketball to master — yet she has been able to achieve this through hard work, commitment and sticking to the basketball programme run by County Upper Basketball Academy.
“I am impressed with how Jo has developed over the past two years, I am also so proud of what she has now achieved due to her hard work and commitment,” said Darren Johnson, head coach of County Upper Basketball Academy. “To be a small player having to master the point guard position is hard enough at a young age, but to achieve this without playing National League is very hard to do.
“Jo has been so committed and has worked so hard. She thoroughly deserves this.”