Reed De’Aeth named WBC Junior Athlete of the Year

Congratulations to Wheelchair Basketball Team Alberta athlete Reed De’Aeth for being named Junior Athlete of the Year at the Wheelchair Basketball Canada Annual Awards!

The sky is the limit for 17-year-old De’Aeth. His dedication to his craft is exemplary, while his vision, basketball IQ and work ethic are a formidable combination on the court. He won a gold medal with Team Alberta on home court at the 2019 Canada Games in Red Deer and is a member of the Canadian men’s U23 national team pool.
“It is an honour to join the list of athletes who have won this award before me,” said De’Aeth.“It also feels great knowing that all the hard work that was put into my training has paid off.

Wheelchair Basketball Canada Annual Awards

To get to know Reed better we asked him a few questions about his experience playing wheelchair basketball!

What is your favorite sports memory? 
Winning gold at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. 

What do adaptive sports mean to you? 
It’s awesome that adaptive sports gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy sports. 

What are your future goals? 
My goals are to make it to the 2021 World Juniors tournament and the 2024 Paralympics. 

What would you say to someone who is looking to get into wheelchair sports but is nervous to try? 
It’s really fun and accepting for all.

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