Ben Moronchuk was first introduced to wheelchair basketball in 2010 after an injury prompted family friend and world-class player Danielle Peers to recommend it. He fell in love with the sport after witnessing the speed of the game and getting to know the great wheelchair basketball community.
Since taking to the courts the Edmonton native has displayed a solid two-way game while playing for the Alberta Northern Lights as well as the Alberta junior team, competing for the province at the 2011 and 2015 Canada Winter Games.
His passion and talent for the game caught the eye of the National Academy and he soon joined the program alongside other elite athletes to further develop their skills.
In 2016, Moronchuk was named to the Canadian senior men’s national team for the first time and made his major international debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
- He goes by the nickname Willy and outside of basketball he is avid music fan who enjoys both listening to music and playing the guitar.
Major International Competition
|Paralympic Games: 1||0||0||0||11th (’16)|
|World Junior Championships: 1||0||0||0||6th (’17)|
|World Championships: 1||0||0||0||12th (’18)|
|Year||GP||Min||M/G||Field Goals||3 Pts||Free Throws||Rebounds||AS||TO||ST||BS||PF||FO||PTS||P/G|
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
|Club (domestic)||Alberta Northern Lights||Alberta||–|
2018: 5th place at the 2018 NWBA National Championship (Div 1) with the Toronto Rollin Raptors (domestic)…4th place at the 2018 CWBL National Championship in Martensville, Sask. with the Alberta Northern Lights (domestic – named Tier 1 All-Star).. 3rd place at Mitsubishi Electric World Challenge Cup in Tokyo, Japan (Team Canada)…5th place at 2018 Continental Clash in Sheffield, GB (Team Canada)…12th place at the 2018 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships (Team Canada)
2017: 2nd place at Americas Cup in Cali Colombia (Team Canada)… 3rd place at CWBL National Championship with the Alberta Northern Lights & named All-Star in Montreal, Que. (domestic)… 6th place at the Men’s U23 World Championship in Toronto, ON (Team Canada)…
2016: 11th place at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Team Canada)… 4th Place at Continental Clash in Leicester, Great Britain (Team Canada)… 4th place at Toronto Challenge in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Junior West Regional Championship with Team Alberta & named MVP in Saskatoon, Sask. (domestic)… 5th place at Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League Nationals with the Alberta Northern Lights in Kamloops, B.C. (domestic)…
2015: 3rd place at Canada Games with Team Alberta in Prince George, B.C. (domestic)… 6th place at Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League Nationals with the Alberta Northern Lights in Toronto, Ont. (domestic)…
2014: 6th place at Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League Nationals with the Alberta Northern Lights in Burlington, Ont. (domestic)… 3rd place at Junior National Championship with Team Alberta in Edmonton, Alta. (domestic)…