Name: Jake Williams
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 2.5
Height: 6-1
DOB: 8/2/1991
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wis.
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
High School: Greenfield High School (Greenfield, Wis.) ‘09
College: University of Wisconsin at Whitewater ’15, Recreation
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2016, 2020); Two-time Paralympic medalist (2 golds)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – silver
  • Years of competition: 2018
  • Medals: 1 (silver)
  • Silver – 2018
Personal: At 16, he was hit by a car while riding his bike, causing him to be paralyzed...While in the hospital, Chris Okon, a player from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, came to visit him and gave him the contact information to a local coach who helped him start playing four months after his accident...Played collegiate basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater...One of his favorite quotes is, “People say not to bite off more than you can chew. I would rather choke on greatness than nibble on mediocrity.”...Son of Carson and Lisa...Has five siblings – Heather, Elizabeth, David, Lorna and Alex.