Will Sullivan van Donar: “to all the fans: I make you all proud!”

Vraag: can you describe in short something about your life (birthday, hometown, family etc)?
Antwoord: I was born August 15, 1992 and grew up in Elmhurst, Illinois. I am one of five children in my family. My sister is the oldest and then there are four boys. I am the fourth child.

Vraag: you played for Miami (OH), how do you look back at these years?
Antwoord: my time at Miami was incredible. I had some amazing coaches, played with some great teammates, and made friendships to last a lifetime.

Vraag: the first year outside USA is mostly a hard time for a basketballplayer, what are your expectations about that?
Antwoord: I expect that I will have my tough times, but I am very excited to get out there and meet new friends and teammates to help in my transition!

Vraag: did you talk with players who already played in Europe?
Antwoord: I have talked to many players who have played professionally in Europe. Between former teammates and friends that I train with at home, I have gotten much advice about how to succeed!

Vraag: how came you in contact with Donar? Did you had more offers from other clubs and if “yes” why Donar?
Antwoord: I came in contact with Donar through my agent. I had a great conversation with Coach Braal during the process and immediately became very excited about the opportunity to play with Donar!

Vraag: before the step to play in The Netherlands, did you know something about our country?
Antwoord: a very good friend and college teammate of mine played in The Netherlands last season, so I have tried to learn as much as possible about the culture! Since I began to hear from Donar, I have been doing my research, but I can’t wait to see it all for myself!

Vraag: what will be your role in the team of Donar?
Antwoord: my role will be whatever it needs it to be to win games! I love a fast style of play, and will be ready to play hard on defense and make shots to help open up the floor for my teammates.

Vraag: what are your expectations for these season?
Antwoord: my expectations are to continue Donar’s great tradition of winning championships!

Vraag: Donar will play in the FIBA Europe Cup. Looking forward to that European competition?
Antwoord: I am very excited about our opportunity to play in the Europe Cup. It will be a great test for our team, but I have no doubt that we will be ready!

Vraag: do you want to say something to the fans?
Antwoord: to all the fans: I have heard from many sources that you all are the very best fans in The Netherlands! I can’t wait to see for myself and make you all proud!