Previous school: Owton Manor Primary
Clubs: Hartlepool HEAT
Favourite sportsperson: LeBron James
Favourite TV show: Match of the Day
THIS is a young man with long-term ambitions to head Stateside to play in the American NBA.
Paul started playing basketball in 2009 after watching his older cousin play for his local team, Hartlepool HEAT.
In 2012 Paul joined Hartlepool Heat himself, initially playing for the Under-14s before progressing on to play for the Under-16s team as well.
Less than a year later he was chosen to represent the North-East of England and was included in a squad to play in a nationwide tournament in Nottingham.
Paul, who was chosen to play National League in 2014, plays point guard or shooting guard and was the top scorer in the Under-14s league.
His ultimate goal is to play in the best basketball league in the world, the NBA, and he feels the Dyke House Elite Development Squad scholarship programme can help him to progress and develop in to a better athlete. He has already represented Durham Wildcats.