Great Britain captain Andrew Sullivan pens two-year deal with Leicester Riders

British Basketball League regular season champions, Leicester Riders have re-signed Drew Sullivan to a new two-year deal with the club.

Sullivan, who completed his fourth season with the club this season, was named as the BBL Trophy Final MVP as well as being in the running for MVP of the league season. He also won the top prize in last season’s annual Basketball Journalists Association honours.

Sullivan averaged 14.8 points, over seven rebounds per game and 3.9 assists helping the Riders to their second best season in the club’s history.

“I thought he was one as good as any player in the league on both ends of the floor this season,” said Riders coach Rob Paternostro. “I think his versatility and ability to impact the game in many ways is unique and is what separates him from a lot of players.

“He is able to lead the game and find the best way to impact it on a nightly basis. His ability gives a coach great luxury no matter what line up he has around him.

We know that Drew is as competitive as anyone and has a passion for winning. He is someone that is excited about the future of the club moving forwards both on and off the court.

“Drew is a player that I have great familiarity with after working with him for four seasons, you are always happy when you look out on to the floor and the number eight is wearing your colours.”