David Eng is a leader on and off the basketball court. His passion for the sport is undeniable and he is well known for his vocal, aggressive style of play and his ability to make the players around him better.
Eng discovered wheelchair basketball as a kid thanks to his uncle Gérald Brulé, a former member of the Men’s National Team. Eng started playing the sport recreationally in 1989 with the Gladiateurs de Laval, a local club team near his hometown of Montreal.
In 2004, Eng earned a full-time roster spot with Team Canada. He enjoyed a successful rookie season with the National Team en route to a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Athens. Since then he has gone on to capture numerous medals and individual accolades while representing Canada, including a 2006 World Championship title, a Paralympic silver medal in 2008 and another Paralympic gold medal in 2012. In 2015, he helped Canada to silver and a qualification for the 2016 Paralympic Games at the Parapan Am Games in Toronto.
Domestically, Eng has competed for numerous club teams from different corners of the globe. In Canada, he is a fixture with the Quebec provincial team, a national championship MVP and a gold medallist in the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League. He also won a national championship in the United States and earned four consecutive first team All-American awards in intercollegiate competition with the University of Texas at Arlington Movin Mavs.
Eng has been recognized for his success and dedication to sport on several occasions. In 2009, he was named Male Athlete of the Year by the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA). A year later, Eng was featured in a Canadian Paralympic Committee ad campaign designed to raise awareness for the Canadian Paralympic Movement.
2015 - silver Parapan American Games in Toronto (Team Canada)... 2014 - Competed for the New York Rolling Knicks & named MVP at the NBA/NWBA All-Star Wheelchair Classic in New Orleans, United States (domestic)... 2012 - 1st place at Paralympic Games in London, England (Team Canada)... 2012 - Named Wheelchair Basketball Canada Male Athlete of the Year… 2011 - 3rd place at Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico (Team Canada)… 2010 - 7th place at World Championships in Birmingham, UK (Team Canada)… 2009 - Named Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA) Male Athlete of the Year… 2008 - 2nd place at Paralympic Games in Beijing, China (Team Canada)… 2007 - 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Team Canada)… 2006 - 1st place at World Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Team Canada)… 2005 - Won Paralympic Sport Award for Best Team Performance as a member of the Canadian Men’s National Team for their efforts at the 2004 Paralympic Games… 2004 - 1st place at Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece (Team Canada)… 2003 - 1st place at Parapan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina (Team Canada)…
He earned a B.A. in Kinesiology at the University of Texas in Arlington. Currently, he is a full-time athlete who works as a Kinesiologist.
Notable International Results
- 2015 - 2nd - Parapan American Games
- 2012 – 1st – Paralympic Games
- 2007 – 2nd – Parapan American Games
- 2011 – 3rd – Parapan American Games
- 2006 – 1st – World Championships
- 2010 – 7th – World Championships
- 2004 – 1st – Paralympic Games
- 2008 – 2nd – Paralympic Games
- 2003 – 1st – Parapan American Games