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Great Britain and Leicester Riders’ star Drew Sullivan has been named the British Basketball League MVP for a second time in his career.
The veteran scooped the 2012-13 award, as voted by the league’s coaches, in recognition of an outstanding individual season and his contributions to the success of Riders in securing the BBL Cup and then the BBL Championship for the first time in their history.
The 33 year old is averaging 14.6 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game on 47% shooting from the field this season, as he joins Riders head coach Rob Paternostro in the awards list after he was named the BBL’s Coach of the Year earlier this week.
“Sometimes the better player is the guy that is influential throughout the game” said Paternostro.
“And, I don’t think there is a bigger or better player that influences games in our league than Drew Sullivan.”
Sullivan was previously crowned MVP when playing on Tyneside with Newcastle Eagles.
There was a third reason for Riders to celebrate since Jay Couisnard took second place in the voting, followed by Travis Holmes of Surrey Heat who had a strong finish to the season and has helped Heat into the semi-finals of the BBL Play-Offs.
Sullivan will be presented with the Molten BBL Player Of The Year Award at the BBL Playoff Final on April 28th at Wembley Arena, London.
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