Fury considered in among the big boys

Alex Hall
Alex Hall

Clark Eriksson Falkirk Fury will join the professional ranks of British basketball next year – for one competition only.

Fury will tip-off against the British Basketball League’s best in the BBL trophy after being handed wildcard slots in the competition.

And the draw has thrown up an exciting opener for the Scottish champions – they’ll play Glasgow Rocks at home in Falkirk.

Headcoach John Bunyan said: “It’s our home draw so we’ll look to play it locally - January 9 is a potential date.”

The local side already has a significant link to Scotland’s only pro team (until Edinburgh’s side enters the fray in the next two years). Jonny Bunyan splits his time between the Rocks and Fury and Keith Bunyan was the Rocks’ main man when they won the playoffs in 2003.

Stu McKay, Roni Gordon, Scott Russell and Martin Malnieks have also spent time at the city club.

The last meeting between the sides was a pre-season friendly nine months ago in grangemouth Sports Centre which the Rocks won 60-106.

Meanwhile of Fury’s junior ranks, Alex Hall (pictured) is another who has received national honours in the past week. The Scotland under-15 player has been in Denmark with the national side playing in the Euro Group B level tournament.

Fraser Malcolm captained Scotland’s under-18s to a win and a loss to Sweden, scoring 17 and 14 and also rebounding 12 in game two. Kenny Makusha also gave a solid performance.

And headcoach John Bunyan was also on representative duty – carrying the Queen’s Baton through Falkirk on Tuesday. Club captain Keith Bunyan took the march through the Helix park.

Summer Camps begin next week at St Mungo’s High school with three separate camps for three age-groups. See Fury facebook for info.