Sporting Excellence Scholar: Masud Saeedi

Ultimate sporting goal: To play NBA/Euroleague Basketball

Masud's motivation to getting to and from practice can sometimes be a struggle,  especially since he studies here and then practices at City College Plymouth.

Becoming a professional basketball player requires a lot of personal training and dedication. Masud possesses these qualities and demonstrates them through his commitment to the court, shooting hoops for hours on end to advance his skills. Masud considers his mother as his greatest role model, motivated by her strength and determination he has become the player he is today.

"The training is intense in the professional team and I feel that is the best way to get better,competing with guys who are just as good as you If not better. The coach always changes the sessions so you keep focused and improve. A significant point to take from this is that you realise how precious your time is since you have so many responsibilities"

With a professional, structured basketball academy whose ambition is to set players up to succeed, Masud’s move from London to Plymouth was the obvious choice when looking into furthering his professional sporting career with our Plymouth University Raiders

Studying a progression style BSc (Hons) Extended Science Masud will move onto our BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course with our School of Heath Professionals, to further his learning development in his preferred area. Playing with the UPSU Men’s Basketball First Team up to the highest level in BUCS is also an exciting challenge for Masud who enjoys the opportunity to represent Plymouth University across the country. 

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