| Other || Laurie's best achievements in basketball include being selected to play in the Commonwealth Games, and being selected into the British World Student Games team (Izmir, 2005) (21st).|
He also lists playing in the Youth Olympics as a highlight.
Laurie's brother plays basketball for the UK Special Olympics Team, his father played amateur football for Scotland and his grandfather played amateur football for GB in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.
Laurie started playing basketball in a church hall in Portobello.
Laurie is a full time basketball player.