David Eng

Place of Birth: Montreal, Que.
Resides: Montreal, Que.
Birthday: 21-11-1976
Height: 5’9”
Occupation: Athlete / Kinesiologist
Club(s): Gladiateurs de Laval, New York Rollin Knicks
Classification: 4.5

Biography

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.

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. He was the flag bearer for the Canadian Paralympic Team at the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. He received the Wheelchair Basketball Canada male athlete of the year award in 2012 and 2015, among other numerous accolades.

Eng says his number one fan is his father, David, a fifth degree black belt who was undefeated in his competition years and was referred to as the next Bruce Lee in a 1976 article in Karate Magazine. His mother, Diane, makes the best lasagna in the world according to many sources.

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.

To learn more about David, follow him on Twitter@The_Real_DENG

Interesting Facts

  • He lives by the motto “Don’t let anybody steal your dream”
  • His nicknames are “Deng” & “Superman”

Awards / Highlights

  • Named Canada’s flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
  • Competed for the New York Rolling Knicks & named MVP at the NBA/NWBA All-Star Game (2014, 2015)
  • Named finalist for Team Sport Athlete (International Level) at the 40th Sport Quebec Gala (2013)
  • Received Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012)
  • Wheelchair Basketball Canada Male Athlete of the Year (2012, 2015)
  • Named to the 2004, 2008, 2010-2012 National Championships tournament all-star team
  • Named Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA) Male Athlete of the Year (2009)
  • Named MVP at Canadian National Championships (2009)
  • Four-time first team All-American in intercollegiate wheelchair basketball in the United States (NIWBT)
  • Holds an unofficial Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League record for scoring 50+ plus points in three consecutive games (Jan. 29, 2012 in Ottawa)

Major International Competition

Tournament Gold Silver Bronze Other
Paralympic Games: 4 2 (’04,’12) 1 (’08) 0 11th (’16)
World Championships: 2 1 (’06) 0 0 7th (’10)

Statistics

Paralympic Games

Year GP Min M/G Field Goals 3Pts Free Throws Rebounds AS TO ST BS PF FO PTS P/G
M/A % M/A % M/A % OR DR TOT
2016 6 150 25:03 27/74 36 2/11 18 26/34 74 2 27 29 11 6 4 1 9 29 82 13.7
2012 8 103 12:56 25/43 58 0/1 0 9/18 50 6 10 16 5 7 0 0 11 16 59 7.4
2008 8 100 12:30 14/35 40 2/3 67 10/16 63 4 12 16 4 9 1 1 12 14 44 5.5
2004 8 55 6:52 12/24 50 0/2 0 5/9 55 3 5 8 0 2 2 0 10 9 29 3.6
TOTAL 30 408 13:38 78/176 44 4/17 24 50/78 64 15 54 69 20 24 7 2 42 68 214 7.1

World Championships

Year GP Min M/G Field Goals 3 Pts Free Throws Rebounds AS TO ST BS PF FO PTS P/G
M/A % M/A % M/A % OR DR TOT
2010 8 151 18:54 38/68 56 1/15 6.7 8/15 53 14 15 29 23 12 7 1 16 13 87 10.9
2006 8 83 10:20 19/42 45 0/3 0 11/21 52 5 9 14 3 3 8 2 12 49 6.1
TOTAL 16 233 14:37 57/110 52 1/18 5.6 19/36 53 19 24 43 26 15 15 3 28 13 136 8.5


Legend
: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes; M/G = Minutes per Game; M/A = Made / Attempted; OR = Offensive Rebounds; DR = Defensive Rebounds; TOT = Total; AS = Assists; TO = Turn Overs; ST = Steals; BS = Blocked Shots;PF = Personal Foul; FO = Foul On; PTS = Points; P/G = Points per Game

Competitive Teams

Level Team Location Year(s)
International Canada (SMNT) Canada 2004-Present
Club (domestic) New York Rollin Knicks United States 2013-Present
Club (domestic) Gladiateurs de Laval/CIVA de Montreal Quebec 1989-Present
Club (domestic) CAP SAAA Paris Paris (France) 2007
Club (domestic) University of Texas at Arlington Movin’ Mavs Texas (United States) 2002-2006

Career Notes

2017: 1st place at the CWBL National Championship with the Gladiateurs de Laval in Montreal, Que. (domestic)… Named Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s Male Athlete of the Year…

2016: 11th place at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Team Canada)…

2015: 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Americas Challenge in Toronto, Ont. (Team Canada)… 4th place at Lakeshore Cup in Birmingham, USA (Team Canada)… 2nd place at CWBL National Championship with the Gladiateurs de Laval and named MVP in Scarborough, Ont. (domestic)… Competed for the New York Rolling Knicks and named East MVP at the NBA/NWBA All-Star Game in New York, United States (domestic)… Named Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s Male Athlete of the Year…

2014: 5th place at the Easter Tournament in Blankenberge, Belgium (Team Canada)…1st place at the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) National Championship with the New York Rollin Knicks & named first team all-star in Louisville, United States (domestic)… Competed for the New York Rolling Knicks & named MVP at the NBA/NWBA All-Star Wheelchair Classic in New Orleans, United States (domestic)…

2013: 6th place at Americas Cup in Bogota, Colombia (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Kitakyushu Champions Cup in Kitakyushu, Japan (Team Canada)… 5th place at Easter Tournament in Blankenberge, Belgium (Team Canada)… 1st place at CWBL Open Championship with Gladiateurs de Laval & named All-Star in Montreal, QC (domestic)…

2012: 1st place at Paralympic Games in London, England (Team Canada)… Captured an unofficial Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League record for scoring 50+ points in three consecutive games (Jan 29th in Ottawa, ON)… 3rd place at National Championships with Team Quebec & named All-Star in Richmond, BC (domestic)… Named Wheelchair Basketball Canada Male Athlete of the Year… 1st place at Continental Clash tournament in Worcester, England (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Papendal Tournament in Arnhem, Netherlands (Team Canada)… Received Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal…

2011: 3rd place at Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico (Team Canada)… 3rd place at International Tournament of Champions in Charlotte, USA (Team Canada)… 1st place at BT Paralympic Cup in Manchester, UK (Team Canada)… 3rd place at National Championships with Team Quebec & named All-Star in Longueuil, QC (domestic)…

2010: 7th place at World Championships in Birmingham, UK (Team Canada)… 3rd place at National Championships with Team Quebec & named All-Star in Saskatoon, SK (domestic)… 3rd place at CWBL Open Finals with the Gladiateurs de Laval & named All-Star in Coquitlam, BC (domestic)…

2009: 2nd place at Americas Cup Qualifier in Richmond, BC (Team Canada)… 2nd place at National Championships with Team Quebec & named MVP in Montreal, QC (domestic)… 3rd place at CWBL Open Finals with the Gladiateurs de Laval & named All-Star in Halifax, NS (domestic)… Named Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA) Male Athlete of the Year…

2008: 2nd place at Paralympic Games in Beijing, China (Team Canada)… 2nd place at North American Cup in Birmingham, USA (Team Canada)… 1st place at Pre-Paralympic Test Series in Osnabrück, Germany (Team Canada)… 1st place at Good Luck Beijing Invitational Tournament in Beijing, China (Team Canada)… competed at the NWBA Division I National Championships with CWBA in Lexington, USA (domestic)… 2nd place at National Championships with Team Quebec & named All-Star in Vancouver, BC (domestic)… 2nd place at CWBL Open Finals with the Gladiateurs de Laval & named All-Star in Regina, SK (domestic)…

2007: 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Team Canada)… 4th place at National Championships with Team Quebec in Winnipeg, MB (domestic)…

2006: 1st place at World Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Team Canada)… 1st place at Paralympic Cup in Manchester, UK (Team Canada)… 1st place at Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)… 1st place at National Intercollegiate Championships (NIWBT) with the University of Texas at Arlington Movin’ Mavs & named All-American in USA (domestic)…

2005: 1st place at Americas Qualification Tournament in Colorado, USA (Team Canada)… 2nd place at National Intercollegiate Championships (NIWBT) with the University of Texas at Arlington Movin’ Mavs & named All-American in USA (domestic)… 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)… 1st place at North American Cup in Birmingham, USA (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Roosevelt World Basketball Challenge in Warm Springs, USA (Team Canada)… 2nd place at National Intercollegiate Championships (NIWBT) with the University of Texas at Arlington Movin’ Mavs & named All-American in USA (domestic)… 4th place at National Championships with Team Quebec & named All-Star in Vancouver, BC (domestic)… 1st place at CWBL Open Finals with the CIVA de Montreal & named All-Star in Fredericton, NB (domestic)… Won Canadian Sport Award for Male Team of the Year as a member of the Canadian Men’s National Team for their efforts at the 2004 Paralympic Games…

2003: 1st place at Parapan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina (Team Canada)… 2nd place at National Intercollegiate Championships (NIWBT) with the University of Texas at Arlington Movin’ Mavs & named All-American in USA (domestic)… 2nd place at National Championships with Team Quebec in Toronto, ON (domestic)…

1995: 4th place at Canada Games with Team Quebec in Grande Prairie, AB (domestic)…

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