WHEELCHAIR basketball ace Gregg Warburton says it is an 'amazing honour' to be selected for his second Paralympic Games.

The 24-year-old former student of The Westleigh School and then Wigan and Leigh College will once again pull on the Great Britain vest, adding Tokyo 2020 to his impressive CV.

He has been a longstanding part of the British Wheelchair Basketball set-up and is no stranger to international success.

That experience could be vital when the Games take place from August 24 to September 5, with the GB wheelchair basketball team currently ranked number 1 in the world.

“It’s an amazing honour to be selected for my second Paralympic Games – a year later than originally planned but we’re all super excited and can’t wait to go," said Warburton.

"The time off court made me realise how much we miss it and I can’t wait to pull the jersey on and represent Great Britain."

After being voted MVP (most valuable player) at the 2018 World Championships in which GB won gold and he was the team's top scorer, Warburton is recognised as one of the best wheelchair basketball players in the world.

Rio 2016 was his senior major championships debut for GB, where he and the squad brought home the Paralympic Games bronze medal.

Following senior and junior worlds success in 2017 and 2018, Warburton added his first senior European title in 2019.

Warburton will be hoping that his Paralympic exploits will inspire the young people of Leigh to begin a wheelchair basketball journey.

The squad announcement also marks the launch of British Wheelchair Basketball’s paralympic legacy open events, designed to provide an opportunity for those to get involved with the sport for the first time.

“My message to anyone looking to try the sport is to give it a try and you’ll never look back,” said Warburton.

The events will take place across three weekends - August 28-29, September 4-5 and 11-12.

British Wheelchair Basketball have also recently launched their new Inspire a Generation programme which offers a fun six-week introduction to the sport.

To find your nearest course, visit inspireageneration.com