Basketball (Wheelchair)

Steve Serio

Steve Serio is the son of Ed and Hilary Serio and has a younger brother, Luke. At 11 months old, Serio had surgery to remove a spinal tumor, which resulted in the compression of his spinal cord. Consequently, he was left paralyzed and is classified as an incomplete paraplegic.

Serio began playing wheelchair basketball at the age of 14 when he was a sophomore in high school. He led his high school to its first national title where he was named the MVP.

After high school, Serio played for the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, going on to lead the team to a national championship where he was awarded Championship Game Player of the Game, NWBA tournament MVP and the NWBA’s 31st National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Player of the Year.

In 2010, Serio graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a degree in Exercise Physiology and began playing professionally in Germany for RSV Lahn Dill. While in Germany, he helped capture four German titles and two European Champions Cup titles.

Serio now plays for his hometown team, New York Rollin’ Knicks. When not training or on the court, Serio enjoys reading, exercising and travel.


Sport: Wheelchair Basketball

Hometown: Westbury, N.Y.

Currently Resides: New York City, N.Y.

Birthdate: September 8, 1987

Social Media: Instagram: @SteveSerio11

Toyota Vehicle: Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Paralympic History: 2008, 2012, 2016


Competition Highlights

  • Paralympic Games Beijing 2008
  • Paralympic Games London 2012, bronze
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, gold
  • 2019 U.S. Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Senior National Team



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