A RISING star of the basketball court is bouncing for joy after winning a place on the national team for the second year in a row.
Alistair McDermid (15), from Kirkintilloch, has been given the nod to represent Scotland at under-15 level.
The 6ft 2in teenager, who plays in the small forward or power forward positions, played for the national team last year at under-14 level, and – following successful trials – he has made it on to the team again.
Proud mum Melanie, said: “He is totally consumed by basketball, he just loves it.
“We are really proud of him getting on the team again.”
It’s the latest success for the Kirkintilloch High pupil, who was introduced to the sport at a young age thanks to his brother Cameron.
Cameron (19) first played the sport at school and now turns out for the Glasgow Rocks senior team.
Alistair also played for the Glasgow Rocks, but now plays for Falkirk Fury.
The youngster also received a boost recently after gaining sponsorship from Clyde Scaffolding Ltd managing director Scott Bissett.
In his new Scotland role, Alistair (pictured on the left) has been asked to represent his country against Wales, at a special tournament in Denmark and against Ireland.
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