Shaun Norris

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Shaun Norris
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2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Norris
Personal information
Full name Shaun Daryl Norris
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Born (1985-04-02) 2 April 1985 (age 29)

Shaun Daryl Norris, OAM[1] (born 2 April 1985) is an Australian wheelchair basketball player.

Personal[edit]

Norris is from the Perth suburb of Alexander Heights,[2] and was born on 2 April 1985.[2][3][4] He became a paraplegic after a car accident.[2] The most influential person in his life is Ben Ettridge.[2]

Basketball[edit]

Norris's wheelchair basketball classification is 3.0,[3][4] and he is a shooting guard.[3] His ability to play wheelchair basketball has been supported by the Western Australian Institute of Sport Individual Athlete Support Program.[5][6]

National team[edit]

When competing for the national team, Norris wears number 7.[7]

Paralympics[edit]

Norris was part of the silver medal winning Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team at the 2004 Summer Paralympics.[8][9] He was also part of the gold medal winning Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team at the 2008 Summer Paralympics,[9][10] for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia.[1] At the 2012 Summer Paralympics he was part of the Australian men's wheelchair team that won silver.[11]

Other competitions[edit]

In 2003, he competed at the Kitakyushu Champions Cup in Japan, where his team took first place.[3] In 2004, he was part of the squad that came in first place at the Roosevelt Cup.[3] In 2006, he was named as part of the World All-Star 5 for the 2006 Gold Cup tournament.[2][3] He was part of the 2007 squad that competed at the Paralympic World Cup.[2] In 2008, he was part of the team that took silver at the Beijing Paralympic test event.[2][3] In 2009, he was part of the Australian squad that won a gold medal at the IWBF Asia-Oceania Championship.[3] In the final game of the tournament, in a game versus Japan, he had 7 rebounds, 19 points and 2 assists.[5] That year, he also won a gold medal as part of the team that competed at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, England.[3] In 2009, he was part of the national side that competed at the Rollers World Challenge.[12] He was a member of the Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team that competed at the 2010 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship [13][14] that won a gold medal.[15] He and fellow Australian team mate Justin Eveson were recognised for their performance at the tournament by being named as one of the World All-Star Five for the tournament.[16]

Club basketball[edit]

Norris plays his club basketball for the Perth Wheelcats.[13] In 2002, he played club basketball for the Perth Wheelcats of Australia's National Wheelchair Basketball League. That year, the team won the league championship, and he was named the Most Valuable Player for the Finals series.[3] In 2007, he was still part of the Wheelcats team, and the again won the league championships. That year, he was named the league's MVP and was named as part of the league's All-Star Five. That same year, the Wheelcats won the World Club Championships.[3] In 2009, he was again on the roster for the Perth Wheelcats. His performances helped the team win some games, including a round two victory of the Adelaide Thunder.[17] In 2010, he was playing club basketball with CD Fundosa Grupo.[18] As of 2011, he plays his club basketball for the Perth Wheelcats.[3] In the first game of the 2011 season against the Wollongong Roller Hawks, he had 16 assists.[19] His Perth Wheelcats lost to the Wollongong Roller Hawks in the 2011 NWBL Championship. He scored 23 points in the semi-final, and 28 points in the preliminary finals. In the finals, he had 15 points, 9 assists and 9 rebounds.[20]

Recognition[edit]

In 2010, he was named one of The West Australian ANZ Sports Star Nominees in the wheelchair basketball category.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Norris, Sean Daryl". 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Shaun Norris". Wheelchair Sports Western Australia. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Shaun Norris". Basketball Australia. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Shaun Norris". Australian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "WAIS Wheelchair Basketball Athletes Gain Gold". Western Australia Institute of Sport. 20 October 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Individual Athlete Support Program". Western Australia Institute of Sport. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Paralympics Day 7 - Wheelchair Basketball". Life Magazine. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Results - ATHENS 2004 Paralympic Games - Wheelchair Basketball - Men". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Basketball Chronology". Basketball Australia. 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  10. ^ McGarry, Andrew (4 September 2008). "Event guide: Wheelchair basketball". ABC. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Men's Wheelchair Basketball Results". London 2012 Paralympic Games. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  12. ^ AAP. "Rollers roll over Japan". Sydney, Australia: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "Basketball Australia : 2010 WC Team". Basketball Australia. 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "Newsletter 2010 July 2010". Australian Athletes With a Disability. July 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  15. ^ "Rollers Int History". Basketball Australia. 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  16. ^ "Wheelchair Sports WA". Western Australia Sports Federation. 29 October 2010. p. 1. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Thunder show improvement in NWBL". Wheelchair Sports South Australia Newsletter (Wheelchair Sports South Australia): 2. July 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "FOUR NSW TEAM REPRESENTATIVES NAMED IN ROLLERS TEAM TO PLAY ENGLAND". New South Wales Basketball. 29 June 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  19. ^ Dimozantos, Emily (23 June 2011). "Wheelcats Triumphant in First Game Back". Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  20. ^ "Wollongong Roller Hawks claim 2011 NWBL Title". Basketball Australia. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  21. ^ "2010 The West Australian ANZ Sports Star Nominees". The West Australian. 2010. p. 2. Retrieved 6 November 2011.