Highball: Cheshire sign giant Sturgess

THE world’s tallest basketball player Paul ‘Tiny’ Sturgess has signed for British Basketball League side Cheshire Phoenix. The 26-year-old centre stands at 7ft 7ins and made his name during a two-year spell with the Harlem Globetrotters exhibition team. Famous for his “No Jump Dunk”, Sturgess – who wears size 20 boots – has also played for Springfield Armour and Texas Legends but cannot lay claim to being the tallest living Englishman; that accolade goes to Neil Fingleton at just over 7ft 7ins.