Fury trio expected to start for Scots

Picture: Team Scotland
Picture: Team Scotland

Clark Eriksson Fury will have a host of top players involved in Basketball-Scotland’s International Summer Slam of Basketball this weekend.

Senior players at male and female level, plus boys and girls at under-14 will play opposition from the UK and around the world.

The highlight games will be the two game test series matches between Scotland and England Senior Men with Fury well represented in the Scots side, particularly the potential starting five.

MVP of the Scottish League Jonny Bunyan, the Fury and BBL Rocks point guard, will be key playmaker for the Scottish Men and the 21-year-old will be joined by his former Fury teammates Olympian Kieran Achara and USA College player Ali Fraser.

Bunyan will also be looking out for his pro Glasgow Rocks /British League team-mate Gareth Murray. The team had a fantastic win recently over Euro B opponents Luxembourg but there is no doubt the England side which is stacked with BBL players from London Lions, Sheffield, Manchester and other pro sides will start as favorites.

However, the Falkirk contingent will have the support of the Scottish crowd at Meadowbank.

Tickets are available on the Basketball-Scotland website for the games at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Meadowbank sees three other Scotland teams in action – the senior women, the under-14 boys and under-14 girls.

The women play Austria and 19-year-old Fury point-guard Ailie Gardiner and 20-year-old forward Laura Nimmo have both been selected. Gardner has been a regular Scotland under age player while this will be Nimmo’s first Scotland caps.

Their inclusion sees former and current Clark Eriksson Fury players playing for all four Scotland teams in action this weekend.

The U14 Boys will include Alex Hall, one of Clark Eriksson Fury’s key players for the future, while the under-14 girls side has two Fury players in its team – Emma Norval, who 
has also been named as Scotland captain and Carmen Tran.