Search

London Lions complete signing of Great Britain captain Drew Sullivan

17:11 12 August 2014

Drew Sullivan in action for Great Britain during the London 2012 Olympic Games (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Drew Sullivan in action for Great Britain during the London 2012 Olympic Games (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

2012 Getty Images

London Lions have made a major statement of intent with the signing of Great Britain captain Drew Sullivan.

The 34-year-old, formerly or Newcastle Eagles and most recently Leicester Riders, joins the Londoners on a two-year deal.

Lions have already signed last season’s MVP Zaire Taylor from Worchester Wolves as well as Makal Stubbins who was playing in Egypt.

And Sullivan, who is a two-time BBL League MVP, is excited about returning to the city of his birth.

He said: “I feel like it’s a long time coming and when [London Lions coach] Vince [Macaulay] offered me the chance to join the Lions I bit his hand off”

Family was also a big factor in Sullivan’s decision in to move back to London.

He added: “Returning to London means I can see more of my family and also having some home cooked meals from my mum.”

Asked which player he is particularly excited about linking up with, he said: “I am looking forward to playing alongside Zaire Taylor, who for me is similar to me with his burning desire to compete and win.”

A visibly ecstatic Macaulay said: “Andrew was our number one target this summer and we are hoping Drew can have the same impact at the Lions then at all other clubs he played at.”

Before starting life with London Lions, Sullivan is captaining Great Britain on Wednesday at the Copper Box for the second EuroBasket qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Sport Stories

19 minutes ago
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce (left) and first-team coach Ian Hendon before the Barclays Premier League match at Aston Villa

O’s new head coach discusses plans for the club, the belief of the president and what happens to the players out of contract

Josh Wright
11:41
The Essex Player Development Centre is looking for new coaches for girls football (pic: essexfa.com)

Latest news from the Essex FA

Facebook
08:09
West Indies Chris Gayle is set for his Somerset debut in the Natwest T20 Blast against Essex (pic: John Walton/EMPICS)

West Indian set for Somerset debut in T20 Blast

Bristol
Yesterday, 22:33
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce (left) and first-team coach Ian Hendon before the Barclays Premier League match at Aston Villa

West Ham United first team coach replaces Fabio Liverani as manager at Brisbane Road

Sam Allardyce

Most read sport

Competitions

The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

Read more
You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder