July 5, 2012
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Former Villanova Wildcat forward Andrew Sullivan is one of 12 athletes selected to represent Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics which begin later this month in London, it was announced today.
Sullivan, a native of England, came to the Main Line in 1999 from Saint Augustine Prep (N.J.), where he averaged 19.8 ppg as a senior. The 6-7 forward played four seasons in the BIG EAST for head coaches Steve Lappas and Jay Wright. As a junior he started all 32 games for the Wildcats, connecting on .529 of his field goal attempts while averaging 5.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per contest. In all, Sullivan played in 109 career games at VU.
"We're so thrilled that Andrew has earned the honor of representing his country at the Olympics," stated Wright, who was named head coach in 2001. "When our staff first returned to Villanova, Andrew really set a great example for our younger players with his commitment to playing hard and together with his teammates."
Since his 2003 graduation, Sullivan has played professionally in Europe and has served as a team captain for Great Britain's national team. This past season he played for the Leicester Riders in Great Britain, where he has spent the bulk of his pro career.