Patrick Anderson is largely considered to be one of the greatest to have ever played the game. His talents on and off the court have garnered him international fame as a great role model and fabulous ambassador of the sport.
In 1989, at the age of nine, he was struck by a drunk driver and lost both of his legs below the knee. He discovered wheelchair basketball in 1990 and his natural athletic ability and tenacity quickly transferred over to the basketball court.
He’s competed at four Paralympic Games with gold medals in 2000, 2004 and 2012 and silver in 2008. He also helped Canada to the world title in 2006.
He took a hiatus from the National Team following the London 2012 Paralympics, but much to the delight of his teammates, coaches, and all of Canada, Anderson donned his Team Canada jersey once again in 2017.
At the 2019 Parapan American Games he helped Canada to the silver medal and a berth in the 2020 Paralympics. In Lima he tied for first in scoring with 110 points averaging 18.2 per game.