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Rachel Jarry

 

Rachel Jarry

Rachel Jarry (born 6 December 1991) is an Australian basketball player, most recently with the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA and the Melbourne Boomers of the WNBL. She started playing basketball as a five-year-old and as a youngster in national competitions, she represented the state of Victoria. In Australia's WNBL, she has played for the Dandenong Rangers, the Australian Institute of Sport and the Melbourne Boomers. She was drafted by the WNBA's Atlanta Dream in 2011 and was traded to the Lynx on the same day. She has been a member of the Australia women's national basketball team on both the junior and senior level.

Contents

  • Personal 1
  • Basketball 2
    • WNBL 2.1
    • WNBA 2.2
    • National team 2.3
  • Attack 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Personal

Jarry was born on 6 December 1991[1][2][3] and grew up in Williamstown, Victoria.[1] She is 186 centimetres (73 in) tall.[1][2][3]

Jarry went to a Canberra school in 2008 for Year 11.[4] As a 19-year-old, she was described as the sports pinup girl of the western Melbourne, Australia suburbs.[5] In April 2011, she was a guest speaker at a Williamstown Football Club's pre-game lunch.[5] In 2012, when not playing basketball, she was attending university full-time.[1]

Basketball

Jarry is a guard or forward[1][2][3] and started playing basketball as a five-year-old.[1] She currently trains five days a week, three of which are in the gym where she does weight training.[1] She played junior basketball for the Altona Gators.[1][4]

Jarry represented Victoria in national competitions from 2006 to 2009,[1] including at the 2006 Australian under-16 national championships.[3] and for Victoria Metro at the 2007 and 2008 Australian under-18 national championships.[3] At the 2007 competition in Tasmania, she was one of the youngest members of her team.[4] She represented Victoria in their gold medal win at the Australian under-20 national championships in 2009.[3]

In 2010, Jarry was named the SEABL's Most Valuable Player as a member of the Ballarat Lady Miners.[3]

WNBL

In 2007, Jarry was listed by Dandenong Rangers as a rookie for the WNBL team.[4]

Jarry was offered an AIS scholarship in November 2007 when she was 15 years old.[4] She moved to Canberra in January 2008 in order to join the team.[4] In her debut WNBL season for the AIS, Jarry averaged 11.1 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game and shot 45.6 percent from the floor in 20 games. After graduating from the Institute, she joined the reigning runners-up Bulleen Boomers as one of two graduates, the other being Elizabeth Cambage. In her first season with the Boomers, Jarry averaged 10.5 points and 5.9 rebounds off the bench in all 24 games, including the two playoff games. In her second season with Bulleen, Jarry was promoted to the starting-five in place of injured teammate, Hanna Zavecz. Mid-way through the season, she suffered a serious knee injury in a game versus the AIS and missed four games. Luckily, the injury was not a bad as first thought. Throughout the season, Jarry averaged 13.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 20 games, including two playoff games. Jarry was an integral part of the Boomers first championship in franchise history.[6] She was an AIS scholarship holder in 2008 and 2009, playing for the WNBL team in the 2008/2009 season.[7][8][9]

Jarry played for the Bulleen Boomers during the 2009/2010 season, where her team had a Grand Finals appearance.[3][10] She played in the 2010/2011 WNBL Grand Final[1][5] for the Bulleen Boomers.[3][5][10] Late in the season, she injured her knee. Prior to this injury, she averaged a league leading 14.1 points per game.[10] She played 20 regular season games for the team.[3] In 2011/2012, she played for the Bulleen Boomers.[1][2][11][12][13] She averaged 15.5 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game.[12] She was named to the WNBL's All-Star Five.[14] By May 2012, she had re-signed with the Boomers to play for them in 2012/2013.[15]

WNBA

She was drafted by the Atlanta Dream in 2011 as the eighteenth overall pick. The Dream traded her to the Minnesota Lynx on draft day.[3][5] She learned she was drafted on Twitter.[5]

On 11 February 2013, the Lynx signed Jarry to a contract.[16] Jarry earned a roster spot as a guard for the defending Western Conference champions. She made her WNBA debut on June 1, 2013, in a victory over the Connecticut Sun.[17]

Jarry gradually gained playing time as the 2013 season progressed, and scored in double figures twice as a reserve. The Lynx would go on to win the 2013 WNBA championship.

National team

Jarry has represented Australia on the junior team, called the Gems, in 25 games.[3] In 2009, she was a member of the Gems's team that competed at the Under-19 World Championships in Thailand[1][3][18] where the team finished fifth overall.[3]

Jarry was named to the 2012 Australia women's national basketball team.[19] She was scheduled to participate in the national team training camp held from 14 to 18 May 2012 at the Australian Institute of Sport.[12]

Attack

In the early hours of 8 January 2012, Jarry and a friend were attacked in the Federation Square area of the Melbourne CBD by a group of five, armed with knives, while walking to where they had parked their car after a night out with friends. The two were robbed of cash, phones, bank cards and possessions before being attacked.[20][21][22][23]

See also

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