Jonny Rockin’

Pic Michael Gillen 25/06/10.  FALKIRK. Jonny Bunyan basketball scholarship.
Pic Michael Gillen 25/06/10. FALKIRK. Jonny Bunyan basketball scholarship.
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Basketballer JonnyBunyan’s American odyssey is over for now - but he is determined to keep on rockin’.

The 19-year-old guard returned to Falkirk this summer after a season with Kimball Union prep school in the USA.

But now he has signed a deal with Glasgow Rocks - but one that keeps his involvement going locally.

As Bunyan is under-21 he can continue playing with Clark Eriksson Fury, where he originally made his name, but the lure of big-time basketball was too much to turn down.

“To make this move into the BBL at this stage in my career is a dream come true.and to play for the only Scottish BBL team in the country is something special.

“Having represented my country so many times gives you a very patriotic attitude and I will carry that forward to the Rocks.

“While I always had a focus of playing in America and I had a great experience with Kimball Union last season, the Glasgow Rocks is a team that I am really proud and excited to be representing the club.”

He’s not the first of the Bunyan clan to pull on a Rocks’ vest. Older brother Keith was also on the roster of the team and finished in the top three for three-point scoring across the BBL.

Jonny added: “I grew up watching Keith and I know the expectations that playing for the Rocks carries.

“To play with, and against, talented players will improve my game and I am looking forward to working with Coach Davies, my fellow Scot Gareth Murray and all the Rocks players.

Bunyan Junior has represented Scotland at all age groups - Cadet, Junior and Senior and was Scotland junior mens captain in 2010 for the European Championships in Israel.

As a Fury player, Jonny led the cadet , junior and senior men to seven national titles between 2006 and 2010 and the Junior Men to an international title in Belgium.

Father and former coach at Fury John Bunyan told Heraldsport: “I am delighted the opportunity has been given by Sterling Davies and I know he will not let him down.

“Every time you step up to another level its a learning curve but I am confident Jonny has the natural ability to make a success of his time with the Rocks.

“The fact he can still play for Fury is a bonus for us but I will be happy that if his priority is the Rocks, that will not be an issue for me.”