Name: Jake Williams
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 2.5
Height: 6-1
Weight: 140
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
  • One-time Paralympian (2016); One-time medalist (1 gold)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – silver
  • Years of competition: 2018
  • Medals: 1 (silver)
Personal: At 16, Williams 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 Williams the contact information to a local coach who helped him start playing four months after his accident. He played collegiate basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. One of his favorite quotes is, “People say not to bite off more that 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.