Men’s basketball alum playing professionally in Ireland
Contact: Greg Szklany 315-859-4535
October 17, 2012
Former Hamilton College men’s basketball player Pat Sullivan '12 (Madison, N.J./Delbarton School) is the newest addition to the Moycullen Basketball Club in Ireland.
Moycullen is one of eight teams in Ireland’s Superleague, which is the top tier basketball level in the country. Through three games, Sullivan ranked fifth in the league with 21 points per game and third with 12 rebounds per game, and recorded a double-double in each outing.
Sullivan tallied 17 points and 11 rebounds in his professional debut, and posted 22 points and 13 rebounds in the next game. Sullivan set a career high with 24 points and added 12 rebounds in the most recent contest.
"It’s great to see Pat have this opportunity in Ireland," Hamilton head coach Adam Stockwell said. "Just as Pat did while competing at Hamilton, he will provide a consistent scoring threat while bringing a physical presence on the backboards and in the paint.
"This is a tremendous situation where Pat can explore the world, play basketball and experience a different culture. There is no question that everyone associated with the Moycullen Basketball Club and those that come across Pat will recognize what an outstanding, high-character person he is. He is an ideal representative of Hamilton College."
Sullivan was a four-year starter for the Continentals and graduated as the ninth all-time leading scorer in program history with 1,439 points. He was a four-time all-league selection, including the 2010-11 Liberty League Offensive Player of the Year and 2008-09 Liberty League Rookie of the Year. He was voted to the D3hoops.com all-region team in his final two years.
As a senior, Sullivan ranked fourth in the NESCAC in scoring with 17.4 points per game, and 14th in rebounding at 5.9 per game. He was named to the NESCAC all-conference second team for 2011-12. He was placed on the East Region all-district first team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) after his junior year in 2010-11.