It never hurts to have a player widely regarded as one of the best wheelchair basketball players on planet -- and Team Canada's got him. Playing wheelchair basketball for more than 22 years, Patrick Anderson, 32, has been on Canada's national team since 1997 and during that time has help the team to back-to-back Paralympic gold medals in 2000 and 2004 and a silver in 2008. After a three-year hiatus from wheelchair basketball to study music in the U.S., the Fergus, Ont. resident returned to Canada's national team in 2011 hungry for another Paralympic medal in 2012.
Patrick Anderson regarded as best in wheelchair hoops.
GUELPH -- Patrick Anderson, left. of Canada looked for a teammate to pass the ball to while being guarded by Ade Orogbemi of Great Britain during international wheelchair basketball play June 29 at the Mitchell Athletics Centre. Canada won 56-48. June 29, 2012
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