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Drew Sullivan
Drew Sullivan
DOB12th Feb 1980
BirthplaceEuston, England
Height2.03 m (6' 8")
PositionForward
ClubLeicester Riders, England
Caps86
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International Career:

Now the only player to have featured every summer since the very start of the Great Britain programme in 2006, Drew has acted as the team’s captain in recent years. He played in the very first game of the revived GB programme, a friendly against Finland in Sweden. His heaviest role came in GB’s successful promotion campaign out of Division B in 2006-7 when he averaged 10.6 ppg. However he was been a stalwart presence ever since and entered 2013 as the country’s second most-capped male player (behind assistant coach Nate Reinking).

Drew was a member of the England international team which won a bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, where he averaged 18.3 ppg and was named in the All-Tournament team.
 

Year by Year Stats:

 

PPG

RPG

APG

2006-7 European Division B (Great Britain)

10.6

5.6

1.6

2008 European Division A (Great Britain)

7.2

3.8

1.2

2009 EuroBasket Finals (Great Britain)

3.3

2.7

1.7

2010 European Division A (Great Britain)

4.5

4.4

1.1

2011 EuroBasket Finals (Great Britain)

2.5

1.5

0.3

2012 Olympic Games (Great Britain)

5.2

2.2

1.2

Club career:

Leicester Riders (2011- ), Mersey Tigers (2010-12), Newcastle Eagles (2010), Apollon Limassol, Cyprus (2009-10), Samara, Russia (2008-9), Newcastle Eagles (2008), Mons-Hainaut, Belgium (2007-8), Joventut Badalona, Spain (2006-7), Newcastle Eagles (2004-6), Eiffel Towers Nijmegen, Netherlands (2003-4), Villanova University, USA (1999-2003), St. Augustine’s Prep, USA (1996-99), London Towers (1995-96), Islington White Heat (1994-96)

Starting his career as a junior at Islington White Heat, Drew played four games for London Towers at the age of 15 before moving to high school in the USA. He won a scholarship to Villanova University in Philadelphia, where he averaged 3.9 points and 3.4 rebounds during his stint in NCAA basketball.

Since starting his professional career in 2003, Sullivan has played in the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Russia, Cyprus and the UK. He helped Eiffel Towersto win the Dutch League title in 2004 before moving to Newcastle Eagles, where he was named as the British Basketball League’s Most Valuable Player for 2005-6 as his team won all four domestic trophies.

He then spent a year with Spanish ACB club Joventut Badalona. The next season, he played under former GB coach Chris Finch at Mons-Hainaut, reaching the Belgian Cup final before spending the subsequent campaign split between Newcastle, Russian side Samara and Apollon of Cyprus.

Since then, Drew has played solely in the BBL. He won the BBL Championship with Newcastle in 2005-6 and Mersey in 2010-11, among a total of 11 domestic honours headed into the present season. He joined Leicester Riders, helping them to triumphs in the BBL Cup and play-off finals in 2013, as well as their first-ever league title after which he was named MVP.

Year

Team

PPG

RPG

APG

1995-96

London Towers

2.50

2.0

0.0

2003-04

Nijmegen

9.6

4.4

1.9

2004-05

Newcastle Eagles

17.2

7.7

2.3

2005-06

Newcastle Eagles

21.2

8.1

2.2

2006-07

Joventut Badalona

3.3

1.8

0.3

2007-08

Mons-Hainaut

8

3.9

1

2008

Newcastle Eagles

11.5

5.0

4.0

2008-09

Samara

7.4

4.5

1

2009-10

Newcastle Eagles

15.8

6.00

2.5

2010-11

Mersey Tigers

14.9

6.1

2.8

2011-12

Leicester Riders

13.8

7.4

3.1

2012-13

Leicester Riders

14.6

7.6

4.3

Personal:

Drew is a former 100 and 200 metres athlete who competed at schools level in Haringey. His favourite Olympic memory is watching the United States ‘Dream Team’ from the 1992 Games in Barcelona. He lists his biggest influence as his late junior coach at Hackney White Heat, Joe White, and his proudest accomplishment as “seeing the national team growing from one made up primary of BBL players to one that includes players based at the very highest level.” He graduated from the School of Arts & Sciences at Villanova University. 

Trivia:

In addition to playing, Drew made his coaching debut in the 2012-13 season, taking charge of Loughborough University.

Twitter:

@DrewSullivan8

Website:

drewsullivan8.com

 
Date Opposition Mins 2PT FG 3PT FG FT Reb PF Pts
14/08/2009
Poland Men
21



3
3
4
19/08/2009
Spain Men
16



1
5
6
20/08/2009
Lithuania Men
21




3
6
21/08/2009
Slovenia Men
30



4
2
4
26/08/2009
Latvia Men
16




1
2
28/08/2009
Macedonia Men







29/08/2009
Turkey Men




3

5
07/09/2009
Slovenia Men
20




2

08/09/2009
Spain Men
25



2
2
6
09/09/2009
Serbia Men
25




2
4
Total Played 10 174
0
0
0
13
20
37
Averages
17.4
0
0
0
1.3
2
3.7
Competition Team Played Mins 2PT FG 3PT FG FT Reb PF Pts
2009 - Efes Pilsner World Cup
Great Britain Men
3
16



3
1
7
2009 - EuroBasket 2009
Great Britain Men
3
70



2
6
10
2009 - Game On at the O2
Great Britain Men
1
21



3
3
4
2009 - Seville Tournament
Great Britain Men
3
67



5
10
16
2009 Total

10
174



13
20
37
2009 averages


17.4
0
0
0
1.3
2
3.7
2008 - Men's EuroBasket
Great Britain Men
6
150



23
22
43
2008 Total

6
150



23
22
43
2008 averages


25
0
0
0
3.83
3.67
7.17
2007 - EuroBasket
Great Britain Men
6
152



24
18
55
2007 Total

6
152



24
18
55
2007 averages


25.33
0
0
0
4
3
9.17
2006 - EuroBasket
Great Britain Men
4
118


2
29
9
51
2006 Total

4
118


2
29
9
51
2006 averages


29.5
0
0
0.5
7.25
2.25
12.75
Total - Efes Pilsner World Cup

3
16



3
1
7
Total - EuroBasket 2011 Qualifiers (Division A)

19
490


2
78
55
159
Total - Game On at the O2

1
21



3
3
4
Total - Seville Tournament

3
67



5
10
16
Total

26
594
0
0
2
89
69
186
Averages


22.85
0
0
0.08
3.42
2.65
7.15
A plus sign (+) in the played column denotes substitute appearance
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