Published on May 6th, 2014 | by mpower
12 to Watch – Katie Harnock Vignette – Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Katie Harnock recalls trying out wheelchair basketball in her driveway when she was 10, after receiving a brochure in the mail from a local club. She started playing recreationally at 13 with a Kitchener team – she remembers getting clothes-lined in her first game, which she jokingly describes as a warm welcome to the sport she loves.
Fast-forward to today, and Harnock now works the point for Team Canada, with a knack for dribbling and passing. She packs a solid shot and isn’t afraid to drive to the basket. She worked her way up from local club ball to the provincial program before making the Sr. National Team in 2006.