Giant schoolboy

Normal, Weekender

BRADLEY Fisher may only be 15 but everyone looks up to him.
At just an inch under 7ft, he is two and a half feet taller than the smallest girl in his year, 4ft 6in Zoe McDermott.
Bradley, a pupil at Southlands High School in Chorley, Lancashire, has size 15 feet and is still growing.
He overtook his father Robert before he had left primary school. Mr Fisher is just over 6ft, while his wife Amanda is 5ft 10in.
He has just been selected to represent England at under-16 level.
“I love playing basketball so being tall really helps with that and it gives me an edge,” said the teenager from Chorley, Lancashire.
And despite having to duck for every door frame, Bradley insists nothing tops being of great height.
‘I like being tall,’ said the Year 10 pupil at Southlands. “My friends think it’s really good and so do my mum and dad.
“It definitely comes in handy when I go shopping with my mum and she needs things from the top shelf.
“When it comes to buying clothes, we just have to order the biggest size and then hope it fits.”
Bradley, who is preparing for the European basketball championships in Nottingham, added: “Even when I was at nursery I was much taller than everyone else.
“People always said I was going to be tall, but it seemed to go in phases when I would grow and then stop and then grow again.”
The player already has five inches on the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan, who measured in at 6ft 6in.
However, he has at least eight inches to grow before being in the running for the title of Britain’s tallest teen.
That accolade is currently held by 19-year-old Paul Sturgess who is 7ft 7in tall.
Southlands deputy head Brian Souter said Bradley is the tallest pupil he has taught there in more than 35 years.
He said: “He is by far the tallest student we have had at Southlands whilst I have taught here.
“I think other than Bradley we had a pupil who was 6ft 7in, but that was in the 1970s.
“He is a gentle giant – very friendly, very popular and a well intentioned student.”