Drew Sullivan

Sullivan Joins GB Squad for Eighth Summer

Category: News
Author: Joe Pinchin
Date: 26th July, 2013

Drew Sullivan, along with 16 other players, has been invited to join Head Coach Joe Prunty first Standard Life GB Senio Men’s Squad who commence training at St George’s Park on Friday 2nd August.

Drew Sullivan, said: “This will be my eighth summer representing my country and I can honestly say I’m enjoying it just as much. Everyone in the squad understands the task at hand. We know it will be difficult but it’s something we are all looking forward to.”

The EuroBasket 2013 squad features seven familiar faces from last year’s Olympic team, Kieron Achara, Eric Boateng, Dan Clark, Kyle Johnson, Andrew Lawrence, Pops Mensah-Bonsu and the Leicester Riders’ Drew Sullivan.

“This will be my seventh summer representing my country and I can honestly say I’m enjoying it just as much.”

Prunty has also named three new selections, Orlan Jackman, Flo Larkai and Liam Potter who have been called up for the first time and will join the other exciting young prospects of Miles Hesson, Devon Van Oostrum and Alex Marcutuilo.

The GB development programme graduates are also well representing in the the senior squad in 2013, these include Ogo Adegboye, Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Ashley Hamilton and Justin Robinson.

Standard Life GB head coach, Joe Prunty commented on his selected squad: “I’m excited to be working with both the veteran GB players and the new up and coming talent this summer. Myself and my coaching team are ready for the challenge ahead and committed to getting the best out of the squad to make the GB family and fans proud.”

The team’s first preparation game will be against Puerto Rico at the Copper Box in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London at on August 11th. The team will then travel to Finland, Greece, Poland and Spain for further preparation fixtures ahead of EuroBasket at the beginning of September. Full fixture list available here.

National Teams Director, Warwick Cann commented: “We have exciting young players who have a long international future ahead of them and they will be well prepared for the challenge ahead. We have quality experience through veterans Pops [Mensah-Bonsu], Drew [Sullivan] and Dan [Clark].

“We have identified our areas of improvement, employed an excellent coaching team and will use the state of the art FA National Football Centre as our preparation base. Everyone is committed to the task at hand and we hope to continue the overall GB basketball success this summer.”

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