Rachel Jarry

Australian basketball player

Rachel Jarry
Southside Flyers
PositionShooting guard / small forward
Personal information
Born (1991-12-06) 6 December 1991 (age 32)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Career information
WNBA draft2011: 2nd round, 18th overall pick
Selected by the Atlanta Dream
Playing career2008–present
Career history
2008–2009Australian Institute of Sport
2009–2015Melbourne Boomers
2013Minnesota Lynx
2015–2016South East Queensland Stars
2016–2017Basket Lattes
2017–2018Canberra Capitals
2018–2019Dandenong Rangers
2020–presentSouthside Flyers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com

Rachel Jarry (born 6 December 1991) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Southside Flyers of the Women's National Basketball League (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 at junior and senior level.


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 2012, when not playing basketball, she was attending university full-time.[1]

Playing career

Jarry is a guard or forward[1][2][3] and started playing basketball as a five-year-old.[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]


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. Midway through the season, she suffered a knee injury in a game versus the AIS and missed four games. 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]


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 1 June 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.

In February 2017, it was announced that Jarry signed with the Atlanta Dream.[18]

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][19] where the team finished fifth overall.[3]

Jarry was named to the 2012 Australia women's national basketball team.[20][12] The Australian team won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[21] Jarry also participated at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where Australia finished 5th.[21]

Jarry was part of the Australian team that won bronze at the 2014 World Cup.[22]

WNBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
 TO  Turnovers per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 Bold  Career best ° League leader
Denotes seasons in which Jarry won a WNBA championship

Regular season

2013 Minnesota 27 0 6.8 .444 .600 .778 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.5 1.7
Career 1 year, 1 team 27 0 6.8 .444 .600 .778 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.5 1.7


2013 Minnesota 5 0 3.2 .000 .000 .750 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.8 0.6
Career 1 year, 1 team 5 0 3.2 .000 .000 .750 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.8 0.6

Personal life

In January 2012, she and a friend were among several people attacked and robbed by a group of teenagers during a "rampage" in central Melbourne.[23]

Rachel is currently in a relationship with star creswick wickers ruckman Thomas Scott, who once played with Garry Ablett jr on 24/06/2023.

Her favourite cousin is Naomi Zann who she recently holidayed with on the Kiewa River, Tawonga braving the wild white water rapids on the Crusher.

See also


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  2. ^ a b c d "London 2012 - 2012 Australian Opals squad named". Australian Olympic Committee. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Bulleen Boomers: Rachel Jarry". WNBL. Archived from the original on 30 September 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Jarry on track for stardom | Star Sunshine, Ardeer, Albion". Star News Group. 27 November 2007. Archived from the original on 26 February 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Rachel Jarry joins elite — Local News — Sport — Basketball". Maribyrnong Weekly. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2012.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Rachel Jarry". online database. Sporting Pulse. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
  7. ^ Australian Institute of Sport; Basketball Australia (2011). AIS Basketball 2011 (This is a booklet published by the Australian Sport Commission, has a copyright notice on the page following the cover page.). Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. p. 59.
  8. ^ "Past Athletes : Australian Institute of Sport : Australian Sports Commission". Ausport.gov.au. Archived from the original on 12 February 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  9. ^ Australian Institute of Sport; Basketball Australia (2011). AIS Basketball 2011 (This is a booklet published by the Australian Sport Commission, has a copyright notice on the page following the cover page.). Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. p. 58.
  10. ^ a b c Smith-Gander, Diane, ed. (2011). "Bulleen Boomers". IiNet WNBL Finals Series (Official Programme) (2010/2011 ed.). Basketball Australia, WNBL: 4–5.
  11. ^ Travis King (29 March 2012). "Tess Madgen ponders leaving the Spirit — Local News — Sport — Basketball". Bendigo Advertiser. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  12. ^ a b c "AUS — Opals announce training camp squad". FIBA. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  13. ^ Travis King (17 February 2012). "Kristi eyes fourth Games — Local News — Sport — Basketball". Bendigo Advertiser. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  14. ^ Kerry, Craig (27 March 2012). "Suzy Batkovic wins WNBL gong — Local News — Sport — Basketball — Newcastle Herald". Theherald.com.au. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  15. ^ "Rangers star O'Hea in form for London". The Age. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  16. ^ "Minnesota Lynx sign Australian Rachel Jarry". Twin Cities. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  17. ^ Lynx vs. Sun, 1 June 2013 Archived 4 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ Transactions
  19. ^ Australian Institute of Sport; Basketball Australia (2011). AIS Basketball 2011 (This is a booklet published by the Australian Sport Commission, has a copyright notice on the page following the cover page.). Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. p. 45.
  20. ^ "Basketball Australia : 2012 Squad". Basketball Australia. 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  21. ^ a b "Rachel Jarry at Olympics.com". www.olympics.com. Retrieved 29 April 2023.
  22. ^ "Rachel Jarry". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 29 April 2023.
  23. ^ Pregnant teen jailed for attack on basketballer, The Age, 3 August 2012
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