Wheelchair basketball


Toronto, ON



Blaise Mutware made his national team and major Games debut at the 2019 Parapan Am Games.

He started playing stand-up basketball before a serious injury led him to wheelchair basketball. Mutware was born in Rwanda and moved around to South Africa and Zimbabwe before settling in Toronto at age 13.

In Toronto, Mutware took up stand-up basketball and also developed a passion for cooking. He was enrolled in culinary school at age 20 when he found himself confronted by two robbers and was shot in the leg. Most of the damage took place in the spine, according to him.

Doctors originally told Mutware he wouldn’t be able to walk again. Not long after, he discovered wheelchair basketball.

Mutware first started playing with the Variety Village Rebels, a local club in 2015. In the same year, Mutware was invited to train with the National Academy Program at Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s National Training Centre.

Mutware was named to the Senior Men’s National Team in 2019.


Silver medal at 2019 Parapan American Games…


Headed to Arizona State on a wheelchair basketball scholarship where he plans to study business


2019 Parapan American Games 2nd  

Year Type
Host City
2020 Summer
Tokyo, Japan
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
1 silver medals

1 silver medals