Jonny Bunyan will continue the rest of the 23/24 campaign with Scottish Basketball Championship Division 1 side, Falkirk Fury, he confirmed following tonight’s game vs Surrey Scorchers.
The point guard from Falkirk, who is currently in his 13th season with the franchise, will also host a testimonial game on 26th May at PlaySport, with familiar faces from Rocks and Gladiators past and present taking part. This event will serve as a day to thank Jonny for his dedicated service to Scottish basketball, both club and international. The testimonial was initially supposed to be played previously to mark Jonny’s decade at the club but was cancelled due to Coronavirus. You can keep up to date with the JB9 testimonial via Instagram and X.
Throughout his career at the club, ‘JB’ has proven himself as a top-tier shooter from beyond the arc, shooting highly efficient numbers from three throughout his whole career, none better than the 19/20 Championship campaign – hitting 48.3% of his three-pointers.
The highlight of his time at the club came last March when Jonny captained the Gladiators side that took down Cheshire Phoenix in the British Basketball League Trophy Final – becoming the first side in 20 years to lift silverware since his brother Keith Bunyan was a part of the side to lift the 2002/03 Playoff title.
Internationally, Bunyan represented Scotland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games – averaging a solid 6.8 points a night across six games, in a campaign that included a historic win over England. The side eventually finished fourth. Then again, in 2022 he joined a quartet of Gladiators in his second Commonwealth Games appearance, this time in 3×3 basketball in Birmingham – where he contributed effectively.
JB has been a part of the club through a rollercoaster of 13 years and will continue to contribute to the development of the Gladiators programme, in his role as a Community Development Officer.
The club would like to thank Jonny for his efforts and contributions to the club, and we wish him well for the remainder of the season with Falkirk Fury.