Patrick Anderson And David Eng To Participate In NBA/NWBA All-Star Wheelchair Classic

February 12, 2014

(February 12, 2014 - OTTAWA, ONT.) - Canadian wheelchair basketball stars Patrick Anderson and David Eng will compete in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) All-Star Game on February 13, 2014 in New Orleans, La.

Anderson, a native of Fergus, Ont., will represent the Toronto Raptors while Eng, of Montreal, Que., will suit up on behalf of the New York Rolling Knicks. Both will play for the eastern all-star team.

The 2014 NWBA All-Star Game will take place at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center with opening tip off set for 7 p.m. CT. The event is a precursor to the NBA All-Star weekend festivities.

A three-time Paralympic gold medallist, Anderson is widely considered one of the top wheelchair basketball players of all-time. Eng is a two-time Paralympic gold medallist and a current member of the Canadian Senior Men’s National Team. Both players led Team Canada to its third gold medal and fourth consecutive podium finish at the last Paralympic Summer Games in London in 2012.

NWBA East All-Star Team:

Head Coach: Dale Vancourt, New Orleans Rollin Hornets

  • Joseph Henry - New Orleans Rollin Hornets
  • David Eng - New York Rolling Knicks
  • Patrick Anderson – Toronto Raptors
  • Sean Johnson - Magee 76ers
  • Tom McNauhton - Magee 76ers
  • Dan Lemmer - Cleveland Wheelchair Cavaliers
  • Dirrick Hughes - Miami Heat Wheels
  • Curtis Lease - Chicago Wheelchair Bulls
  • Dave Radbel - Chicago Wheelchair Bulls
  • Grardo Maldonado - Chicago Wheelchair Bulls

NWBA West All-Star Team:
 
Head Coach: Paul Jackson, Golden State Road Warriors

  • Danny Fik - Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks
  • Jeff Griffin - Utah Wheelin Jazz
  • Juan Angulo - Los Angeles Clippers Chairmen
  • Ryan Prioleau - Phoenix Banner Wheelchair Suns
  • Tommy Hambicki - Phoenix Banner Wheelchair Suns
  • Bobbie Nickleberry - Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks
  • Rod Niemann - Utah Wheelin Jazz
  • Brian Allen - Utah Wheelin Jazz
  • Chuck Gill - Golden State Road Warriors
  • Trooper Johnson - Golden State Road Warriors

 About the NWBA
 
The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) is comprised of over 200 basketball teams across twenty-two conferences and seven divisions. The NWBA was founded in 1948, and today consists of men's, women's, intercollegiate, and youth teams throughout the United States of America and Canada.
 
About Wheelchair Basketball Canada

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of wheelchair basketball in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is the Canadian member to the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF).

Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport that has emerged as one of the most competitive and athletic sports played at the Paralympic Games. Our senior national teams are held in high esteem around the world for the elite skill and control that placed them on the podium with a combined six gold and one silver 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