Caledonia Gladiators have confirmed the re-signing of veteran leader, Jonny Bunyan, for his 13th season with the club.
The dynamic guard, known for his three-point shooting, played a pivotal role in the team’s success as captain last season, leading them to victory in the British Basketball League Trophy Final whilst securing a commendable fourth-place finish in the Championship.
The 6’0″ Scottish guard has spent his entire professional career in Scotland, and has proved to be an elite three-point scorer throughout his career. In the 2021/22 Championship campaign, Bunyan was lights out from the perimeter as he made an impressive 44.6% of his 3-point attempts, in a particularly good shooting year.
Gladiators Head Coach Gareth Murray reflected on the return of his captain, saying:
“Over the past 12 years, Jonny’s unwavering dedication has been nothing short of extraordinary, consistently embodying the heart and passion that define our club. Jonny’s invaluable experience and leadership will continue to be a vital part of the playing squad.
“His journey has brought him into a full-time role within the club, where he will continue to contribute both on and off the court. Alongside his responsibilities in the playing squad, he will also take on a full-time community role, further showcasing his commitment to the club’s values.
“Throughout the years, we have shared dreams of moving to a new arena and competing in Europe. This year, those dreams became a reality. As captain, he proudly lifted the trophy in front of 6,000 fans in Glasgow. It was a moment that undoubtedly stands as the highlight of his career.”
Last season, the 31-year-old fan favourite contributed around 13 minutes of action a night across 33 games, putting up 2.1 points and 1.2 assists per game, and he is also a seasoned international, representing Scotland at two Commonwealth Games in 2018 and 2022.
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