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American basketball player Jimmy 'Jumpshot' Smith joins Grantham school

Pupils at Cliffedale Primary School in Grantham have been enjoying the expertise of a former American basketball player.

Jimmy ‘Jumpshot’ Smith, a former player for Loughborough All Stars and a Nottingham Wildcats coach, has joined the school’s Year 3 and 4 PE classes and after school club for seven weeks.

Kirsty Graham, Cliffedale’s new deputy headteacher, said: “Jimmy has been a fantastic addition to the Cliffedale family. He is a huge presence standing at 6ft 7ins tall but has such a lovely manner with the children.

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