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 and a Paralympic silver medal in 2008.

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.

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.

(Source: Wheelchairbasketball.ca)

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