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Olympic spotlight: Drew Sullivan


ONE OF the most decorated players to ever compete in the BBL, Sullivan will captain Team GB at the Games in the summer, hoping that his side will be able to produce the goods in front of a home crowd.

Sullivan has been capped 64 times by Team GB. The 32-year-old has also played National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball in America for the Villanova Wildcats at Villanova University where he graduated in the School of Arts & Sciences.

The globetrotting 6’ 8” Leicester Riders forward has played for clubs in Belgium, Cyprus Holland, Russia and Spain.

The Sullivan factfile

Age: 32

Event: Basketball

• British Basketball League (BBL) championship winner in 2006, 2010 and 2011
• BBL MVP in 2006
• BBL Play-Off winner in 2005, 2006 and 2011
• BBL Trophy winner in 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2011
• Dutch League title winner in 2004
• 2006 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist

Prospects: Not known as country that has produced many world-class basketballers, a top eight finish would be a satisfactory result for Team GB.

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