On growing up - Listen to a clip here
“For me when I was younger, you know even though I was born with a disability, I was treated so well in the council estate thus far growing up that I never saw my disability because I grew up with, you know, cousins and family members and we had a big family like every Glasgow family does really…
"We had a big family who treated me like they would treat everybody else. You know, if my cousins were being naughty, I was being naughty, you know…
"So I was getting the same treatment as them and if we were doing something nice, I would do something nice…And if they wanted to go and play football, I would go and play football.
"So, in my mind, I never realised that people were treating me different because of how I looked or because of what their preconceived ideas about what my intelligence was.”
On getting the right wheelchair - Listen to a clip here
“The old wheelchair felt like I was stuck in the Batman suit, like I couldn’t turn my head. But this one feels like, you know, that I’m Superman.
"In a sense, I can literally move mountains…So that was the analogy that I used to Jason at the time and he was like ‘wow man, that’s so cool’…
"So, that’s how it made me feel really, as if it was time to move on to the next level, sort of thing, and start doing what I can do best.”
On playing wheelchair basketball for the first time - Listen to a clip here
“So like, I turned up and that was like, incredible… this was like, probably one of the most significant moments in my life…
"When I look at that and I think, I could see these guys and they were in these really cool chairs and they were just like moving around like water.
"Do you know what I mean, like flowing, they were crashing into each other, somebody was hitting shots from like 20 foot away…Just like no fear, no problem.
"Like, it was liberating really, when you think about it.
"…I wasn’t what you’d call the popular boy in school but I wasn’t unpopular so I was able just to sort of fly under the radar and just kind of play basketball whenever I get the chance and sort of keep my head down… once I started playing basketball that’s all I cared about.”