Quick facts

Birthdate

August 20, 2002

Birthplace

Sherwood Park, Alta.

Residence

Sherwood Park, Alta.

Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

Experience

Santiago 2023

Reed De’Aeth was first introduced to wheelchair basketball as a teenager at a Para athlete search in Calgary. In addition to wheelchair basketball, the Sherwood Park, Alta. native also tried Para ice hockey and Para nordic skiing before sticking with basketball.

De’Aeth was born without a fibula, and his parents decided to amputate his left foot at the early age of four.

On the court, De’Aeth helped Alberta win gold at the 2019 Canada Games in Red Deer and was named Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s Junior Athlete of the Year in 2020.

In 2022, De’Aeth was named to Team Canada’s Under-23 roster for the Americas Championship in March. 

De’Aeth’s first made the Senior Men’s National Team roster in July 2022 and represented Team Canada at the IWBF Americas Cup in São Paulo, Brazil helping the men’s side win bronze and qualify for the IWBF World Championships.

At the 2023 Worlds, De’Aeth was a member of Canada’s sixth place team.

In September, he then represented Canada at the U-23 Worlds in Phuket, Thailand.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2023 World Championships 6th