Rachel Jarry

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Rachel Jarry
Rachel Jarry at the Opals camp.jpg
WNBA's Minnesota Lynx  – No. 12
Guard/Forward
Born (1991-12-06) 6 December 1991 (age 22)
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Australia Australian
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 176 lb (80 kg)
College Australian Institute of Sport
Draft 18th overall, 2011
Atlanta Dream
WNBA career 2013–present
Non-WNBA career 2008–present
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
Minnesota Lynx (2013-present)
Non-WNBA teams
Australian Institute of Sport (2008-2009)
Melbourne Boomers (2009-present)
Awards and honors
WNBA Champion (2013)
WNBL Champion (2011)
1× WNBL All-Star (2012)

Rachel Jarry (born 6 December 1991 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian basketball player, currently playing for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA and the Melbourne Boomers of the WNBL. She started playing basketball as a five year old and as a youngster in national competitions, she represented the state of Victoria. In Australia's WNBL, she has played for the Dandenong Rangers, the Australian Institute of Sport and the Melbourne Boomers. She was drafted by the WNBA's Atlanta Dream in 2011 and was traded to the Lynx on the same day. She has been a member of the Australia women's national basketball team on both the junior and senior level.

Personal[edit]

Jarry was born on 6 December 1991[2][3][4] and grew up in Williamstown, Victoria.[2] She is 186 centimetres (73 in) tall.[2][3][4]

Jarry went to a Canberra school in 2008 for Year 11.[5] As a 19 year old, she was described as the sports pinup girl of the western Melbourne, Australia suburbs.[6] In April 2011, she was a guest speaker at a Williamstown Football Club's pre-game lunch.[6] In 2012, when not playing basketball, she was attending university full-time.[2]

Basketball[edit]

Jarry is a guard or forward[2][3][4] and started playing basketball as a five year old.[2] She currently trains five days a week, three of which are in the gym where she does weight training.[2] She played junior basketball for the Altona Gators.[2][5]

Jarry represented Victoria in national competitions from 2006 to 2009,[2] including at the 2006 Australian under-16 national championships.[4] and for Victoria Metro at the 2007 and 2008 Australian under-18 national championships.[4] At the 2007 competition in Tasmania, she was one of the youngest members of her team.[5] She represented Victoria in their gold medal win at the Australian under-20 national championships in 2009.[4]

In 2010, Jarry was named the SEABL's Most Valuable Player as a member of the Ballarat Lady Miners.[4]

WNBL[edit]

In 2007, Jarry was listed by Dandenong Rangers as a rookie for the WNBL team.[5]

Jarry was offered an AIS scholarship in November 2007 when she was 15 years old.[5] She moved to Canberra in January 2008 in order to join the team.[5] In her debut WNBL season for the AIS, Jarry averaged 11.1 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game and shot 45.6 percent from the floor in 20 games. After graduating from the Institute, she joined the reigning runners-up Bulleen Boomers as one of two graduates, the other being Elizabeth Cambage. In her first season with the Boomers, Jarry averaged 10.5 points and 5.9 rebounds off the bench in all 24 games, including the two playoff games. In her second season with Bulleen, Jarry was promoted to the starting-five in place of injured teammate, Hanna Zavecz. Mid-way through the season, she suffered a serious knee injury in a game versus the AIS and missed four games. Luckily, the injury was not a bad as first thought. Throughout the season, Jarry averaged 13.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 20 games, including two playoff games. Jarry was an integral part of the Boomers first championship in franchise history.[7] She was an AIS scholarship holder in 2008 and 2009, playing for the WNBL team in the 2008/2009 season.[8][9][10]

Jarry played for the Bulleen Boomers during the 2009/2010 season, where her team had a Grand Finals appearance.[4][11] She played in the 2010/2011 WNBL Grand Final[2][6] for the Bulleen Boomers.[4][6][11] Late in the season, she injured her knee. Prior to this injury, she averaged a league leading 14.1 points per game.[11] She played 20 regular season games for the team.[4] In 2011/2012, she played for the Bulleen Boomers.[2][3][12][13][14] She averaged 15.5 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game.[13] She was named to the WNBL's All-Star Five.[15] By May 2012, she had re-signed with the Boomers to play for them in 2012/2013.[16]

WNBA[edit]

She was drafted by the Atlanta Dream in 2011 as the eighteenth overall pick. The Dream traded her to the Minnesota Lynx on draft day.[4][6] She learned she was drafted on Twitter.[6]

On 11 February 2013, the Lynx signed Jarry to a contract.[17] Jarry earned a roster spot as a guard for the defending Western Conference champions. She made her WNBA debut on June 1, 2013, in a victory over the Connecticut Sun.[18]

Jarry gradually gained playing time as the 2013 season progressed, and scored in double figures twice as a reserve. The Lynx would go on to win the 2013 WNBA championship.

National team[edit]

Jarry has represented Australia on the junior team, called the Gems, in 25 games.[4] In 2009, she was a member of the Gems's team that competed at the Under-19 World Championships in Thailand[2][4][19] where the team finished fifth overall.[4]

Jarry was named to the 2012 Australia women's national basketball team.[20] She was scheduled to participate in the national team training camp held from 14 to 18 May 2012 at the Australian Institute of Sport.[13]

Attack[edit]

In the early hours of 8 January 2012, Jarry and a friend were attacked in the Federation Square area of the Melbourne CBD by a group of five, armed with knives, while walking to where they had parked their car after a night out with friends. The two were robbed of cash, phones, bank cards and possessions before being attacked.[21][22][23][24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rachel Jarry". london2012.olympics.com.au. Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Brad Graham Creative, ed. (2012). "Five Minutes with... Rachael Jarry". Play Up (Official Event Program) (19–25 February ed.) (South Melbourne, Australia: Basketball Australia): 26. 
  3. ^ a b c d "London 2012 - 2012 Australian Opals squad named". Australian Olympic Committee. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Bulleen Boomers: Rachel Jarry". WNBL. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Jarry on track for stardom | Star Sunshine, Ardeer, Albion". Star News Group. 27 November 2007. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Rachel Jarry joins elite — Local News — Sport — Basketball". Maribyrnong Weekly. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  7. ^ "Rachel Jarry". online database. Sporting Pulse. Retrieved 11/2/2011. 
  8. ^ Australian Institute of Sport; Basketball Australia (2011). AIS Basketball 2011 (This is a booklet published by the Australian Sport Commission, has a copyright notice on the page following the cover page.). Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. p. 59. 
  9. ^ "Past Athletes : Australian Institute of Sport : Australian Sports Commission". Ausport.gov.au. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  10. ^ Australian Institute of Sport; Basketball Australia (2011). AIS Basketball 2011 (This is a booklet published by the Australian Sport Commission, has a copyright notice on the page following the cover page.). Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. p. 58. 
  11. ^ a b c Smith-Gander, Diane, ed. (2011). "Bulleen Boomers". IiNet WNBL Finals Series (Official Programme) (2010/2011 ed.) (Basketball Australia, WNBL): 4–5. 
  12. ^ Travis King (29 March 2012). "Tess Madgen ponders leaving the Spirit — Local News — Sport — Basketball". Bendigo Advertiser. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  13. ^ a b c "AUS — Opals announce training camp squad". FIBA. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  14. ^ Travis King (17 February 2012). "Kristi eyes fourth Games — Local News — Sport — Basketball". Bendigo Advertiser. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  15. ^ Kerry, Craig (27 March 2012). "Suzy Batkovic wins WNBL gong — Local News — Sport — Basketball — Newcastle Herald". Theherald.com.au. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  16. ^ "Rangers star O'Hea in form for London". Theage.com.au. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  17. ^ http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_22567073/minnesota-lynx-sign-australian-rachel-jarry
  18. ^ Lynx vs. Sun, 1 June 2013
  19. ^ Australian Institute of Sport; Basketball Australia (2011). AIS Basketball 2011 (This is a booklet published by the Australian Sport Commission, has a copyright notice on the page following the cover page.). Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. p. 45. 
  20. ^ "Basketball Australia : 2012 Squad". Basketball Australia. 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  21. ^ "Olympic basketball hopeful Rachel Jarry bashed and robbed in Melbourne gang attack". The Australian. The Australian. Retrieved 9/1/2012. 
  22. ^ "Woman faces court after top Opal Rachel Jarry bashed at Federation Square". Herald Sun. Herald Sun. Retrieved 9/1/2012. 
  23. ^ "Jarry accused attacked five, court hears". The Age. The Age. Retrieved 9/1/2012. 
  24. ^ "Armed gang attacks basketball star". The Age. The Age. Retrieved 9/1/2012.