Canadians Patrick Anderson & David Eng Win NWBA National Title With New York Rollin Knicks

April 8, 2014

Rollin Knicks David Eng (left) and Patrick Anderson (right) celebrate after winning the NWBA Championship in Louisville, KY.

(April 8, 2014 - OTTAWA, ONT.) - Two prominent Canadian wheelchair basketball players, Patrick Anderson, of Fergus, Ont. and David Eng, of Montreal, Que, led the New York Rollin Knicks to a National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Championship title on Sunday at the Kentucky Exposition Centre in Louisville, KY.
 
Anderson scored 26 points in the first half of the game alone on route to a game-high 32 points, while Eng was second in scoring with 22 points to lead the Rollin Knicks to a convincing 76-53 victory over the Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks.
 
Following the game Anderson was named the tournament’s most valuable player and Eng was named a first team all-star, along with Rollin Knicks teammate Kevin Grant.
 
The Rollin Knicks went undefeated in the tournament by also defeating the RIC Hornets 73-41, the San Diego Hornets 74-35, and the Milwaukee Bucks 70-61 in the semifinal.
 
Anderson and Eng were both members of the Canadian Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team that went undefeated at the London 2012 Paralympics to capture their third gold medal in four Paralympic Games. It is the latest accomplishment in a sport dynasty that has placed Canada on the podium at four consecutive Paralympics and at five of the last six World Championships.
 
About Wheelchair Basketball Canada

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem around the world for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last six Paralympic Games.

For more information visit: www.wheelchairbasketball.ca

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Media contacts:
 
Jody Kingsbury
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
T: 613-260-1296 ext. 204
jkingsbury@wheelchairbasketball.ca

Courtney Pollock
Coordinator, Communications
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
T: 613-260-1296 ext. 203
cpollock@wheelchairbasketball.ca