Jul 5, 2012, 11:15 AM EDT
American college basketball will have a strong presence at the 2012 Olympics, and the latest player with ties to the States was named to an international Thursday: former Villanova Wildcat Andrew Sullivan.
He was born in London and came to the United States to play high school basketball at St. Augustine Prep (N.J.), where he averaged 19.8 points per game as a senior.
Sullivan, now 32, played for four seasons at Villanova from 1999-2003, with his best season coming as a junior when he averaged 5.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.
He has played professionally in Europe since leaving Villanova, most recently with the Leicester Riders of the British Basketball League.
Great Britain’s Olympic team will open their games on July 29 against an opponent that is still to be determined. They are part of a difficult group that includes Spain, Australia, China, and Brazil.
Joining Sullivan, Deng, and Mensa-Bonsu on the team will be Kieron Achara, Robert Archibald, Eric Boateng, Dan Clark, Joel Freeland, Kyle Johnson, Andrew Lawrence, Mike Lenzly, and Nate Reinking.
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