Jamey Jewells

Place of Birth: Sydney, N.S.
Resides: Donkin, N.S.
Birthday: 23-08-1989
Height: 5’6”
Occupation: Athlete
Club(s): University of Alabama
Classification: 1.0

Biography

Jamey Jewells was first introduced to wheelchair basketball by an occupational therapist in 2007. A competitive and determined athlete, she took to the sport and her passion for the game continues to flourish to this day.

Jewells loves the fast-paced, aggressive, and hard-hitting style of play of wheelchair basketball. A strong team player, she works hard both on and off the court to develop her skills and her reputation as a threat on both sides of the ball.

Earlier in her career, she split playing time between both the Nova Scotia Flying Wheels and Nova Scotia’s Provincial Junior Team, and she helped lead her province to a fifth place finish at the 2011 Canada Games, marking Nova Scotia’s best-ever performance at the competition.

In the 2011 season she took her game overseas to join the Trier Dolphins, a semi-professional club team based in Germany. She has since joined Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s National Academy in Scarborough, Ont.

Jewells believes representing Canada at any level is a very satisfying experience. While the opportunity to play for the Senior Women’s National Team is a personal honour, she knows her family and friends are also proud of her accomplishments.

Jewells made her National Team debut at the 2011 Osaka Cup and captured a bronze medal. She also represented Canada at the first-ever Women’s U25 World Championshipsin St. Catharines, Ont., where she was named a tournament all-star. In 2012, she competed at her first Paralympic Games in London, England. She won a world championship title with Team Canada on home soil in Toronto in 2014.

Jewells says she pushes herself to new levels each and every day, living by a motto her father told her when she began playing wheelchair basketball – “When someone gives you limits, you go past them.”

To learn more about Jamey, follow her on Twitter: @JameyJewells

Interesting Facts

  • Jewells plans to become a social worker, which would allow her to give back to her community. Her inspiration for this goal stems from personal experience, after a social worker helped her recover from a car accident in 2003.
  • Athlete Ambassador for KidSport Nova Scotia

Awards / Highlights

  • Finalist for 2015 Ricoh Sport Award Female Team Athlete of the Year
  • Named Basketball Nova Scotia Team Athlete of the Year (2014)
  • Named Defensive Player of the Year by the Maritime Wheelchair Basketball Association in 2013
  • Recipient of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012)
  • Named to 2011 Women’s U25 World Championships tournament all-star team
  • Named 2011 Ricoh Sport Award for Female Team Athlete of the Year

Major International Competition

Tournament Gold Silver Bronze Other
Paralympic Games: 2 0 0 0 5th (’16), 6th (’12)
World Championships: 1 1 (’14) 0 0
World Junior Championships: 1 0 0 0 4th (’11)

Statistics

Paralympic Games

Year GP Min M/G Field Goals 3 Pts Free Throws Rebounds AS TO ST BS PF FO PTS P/G
M/A % M/A % M/A % OR DR TOT
2016 6 135 22:35 6/19 31 0/0 0/2 2 12 14 6 1 2 0 12 3 12 2
2012 7 85 12:06 5/13 39 0/0 0/0 2 3 5 2 4 0 0 3 1 10 1.4
TOTAL 13 220 16:57 11/32 34 0/0 0/2 4 15 19 8 5 2 0 15 4 22 1.7

World Championships

Year GP Min M/G Field Goals 3 Pts Free Throws Rebounds AS TO ST BS PF FO PTS P/G
M/A % M/A % M/A % OR DR TOT
2014 8 213 26:37 7/31 23 0/0 1/4 25 6 11 17 9 5 1 0 11 2 15 1.9
TOTAL 8 213 26:37 7/31 23 0/0 1/4 25 6 11 17 9 5 1 0 11 2 15 1.9


Legend
: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes; M/G = Minutes per Game; M/A = Made / Attempted; OR = Offensive Rebounds; DR = Defensive Rebounds; TOT = Total; AS = Assists; TO = Turn Overs; ST = Steals; BS = Blocked Shots;PF = Personal Foul; FO = Foul On; PTS = Points; P/G = Points per Game

Competitive Experience

Level Team Location Year(s)
Club (domestic) University of Alabama Alabama (USA) 2016-Present
International Canada (SWNT) Canada 2011-2016
International Canada (JWNT) Canada 2011
Club (domestic) National Academy Canada 2014-2016
Club (domestic) Variety Village Ontario 2014-2016
Club (domestic) Trier Dolphins Trier (Germany) 2011-2012
Club (domestic) Nova Scotia Flying Wheels Nova Scotia 2007-2014

Career Notes

2016: 5th place at Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Team Canada)… 4th place at Women’s International Friendly in Lake Placid, United States (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Women’s International Friendly Tournament in Colorado Springs, United States (Team Canada)… 3rd place at Toronto Challenge in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)…2nd place at CWBL National Championship Tier 1 with the Scarbarian Tigers in Kamloops B.C. (domestic)… 3rd place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with the Calgary Rollers & named All-Star in Longueuil, QC (domestic)…

2015: 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)… 4th place at Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)… 3rd place at CWBL National Championship with the Variety Village Rebels in Scarborough, Ont. (domestic)… 2nd place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with the Calgary Rollers and named All-Star in Calgary, Alta. (domestic)…

2014: 1st place at the World Championship in Toronto, Ont. (Team Canada)… 3rd place at Toronto Challenge in Toronto, Ont. (Team Canada)… 4th place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with the Calgary Rollers in Richmond, B.C. (domestic)…

2013: 4th place at the Pioneer Classic in Birmingham, USA (Team Canada)…

2012: 6th place at Paralympic Games in London, England (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)… Competed at CWBL Women’s National Championships with the Wildcards in Richmond, BC (domestic)… 3rd place at North American Cup in Birmingham, Alabama (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Papendal Tournament in Arnhem, Netherlands (Team Canada)… Received Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

2011: 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico (Team Canada)… 4th place at Women’s U25 World Championship & named All-Star in St. Catharines, ON (Team Canada – U25)… 3rd place at Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)… 1st place at Artland Open in Quakenbruck, Germany (Team Canada – U25)… 4th place at Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, UK (Team Canada)… 5th place at International Tournament of Champions in Charlotte, USA (Team Canada)… 5th place at Canada Games with Team Nova Scotia in Halifax, NS (domestic)… 5th place at CWBL Women’s National Championships with U25 Club in Longueuil, QC (domestic)…

2010: 6th place at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Nova Scotia/Ontario in Saskatoon, SK (domestic)… 6th place at Junior National Championships with Team Nova Scotia in Montreal, QC (domestic)…

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