Jonny Bunyan retires from BBL to Falkirk -

Jonny Bunyan retires from BBL to Falkirk

Jonny Bunyan Leaves BBL

After 13 years with the Caledonia Gladiators, Jonny Bunyan is leaving to finish the rest of the season with the Falkirk Fury of the Scottish Basketball Championship Division 1.

After 13 seasons, 424 games, he finishes second all time in games played, with a career 40% shooting mark from beyond the arc.

His testimonial game is set to take place on 26th May at the Gladiator’s PlaySport Arena. The Scot has reached legend status, only playing less games than current Coach Gareth Murray.

Last year the point-guard achieved his greatest feat at Scotland’s sole basketball team by captaining the side to British Basketball League Trophy glory, the first time the Gladiators had won any silverware in 20 years since Jonny’s brother Keith was part of the victorious 2002/03 Playoff Championship campaign.

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.

He also suited up in the 2014 European Championship for Small Countries, while also representing Scotland at U16 and U18 level.

Bunyan starred in the Caledonia Gladiators’ BBC documentary ‘Ballers: Ball or Nothing’, where viewers found out more about Bunyan’s story and family association with basketball.

In the documentary, Bunyan also accepts the role of Community Development Officer through which he can continue to play a part in the Gladiators programme.

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