Deion Green got his first taste of wheelchair basketball after dropping in at a local practice back in 2000. He developed his game as a part of the junior program in his home province of British Columbia, and went on to represent Team B.C. at the Canada Winter Games in 2007 and 2011.
His progression within the sport led to a spot on the Canadian junior men’s national team that placed eighth at the men’s U23 world championship in Paris in 2009. After his junior career, Green moved to Toronto to further his development with the National Academy program in 2013. In 2014, his hope of once again donning the Canadian jersey became reality as Green earned a place on the senior men’s national team.
Green describes his role on the hardcourt as a jack-of-all-trades. An agile athlete, he plays the game with tenacious pace and doesn’t shy away from the physical contact. He most enjoys the speed and the camaraderie that are at the heart of the sport.
2015 – 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)… 2014 - 3rd place at CWBL National Championship with BC Royals in Burlington, Ont. (domestic)… 2013 - Named Male Athlete of the Year by the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society.
He refers to the sport of basketball as “his life,” but when he isn’t racing down the sidelines Green enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing video games and catching up on the latest television shows.
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2015 Toronto Parapan American Games – Silver
2013 Men’s U23 World Championship – 6th
2009 Men’s U23 World Championship – 8th
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2015 Toronto Parapan Ams
Wheelchair Basketball - Men