Glasgow Rocks confirm signing of Danny Huffor

Rocks coach Sterling Davis was impressed with Bunyan’s potential

GLASGOW ROCKS have captured one of Scotland’s most promising youngsters after teenager Jonny Bunyan put pen to paper on a deal this week.

The 19-year-old has been recruited from Falkirk outfit Clark Eriksson Fury, having previously played in the United States.

As a Fury player, Bunyan led the cadet, junior and senior men to seven national titles between 2006 and 2010 and the junior men’s side to an international club title in Belgium.

In season 2010-11 Bunyan won a basketball scholarship to Kimball Union Prep School in New England, USA, and he reckons he’s ready to live up to his growing reputation when he gets his first taste of life in the BBL.

He said: “To make this move into the BBL at this stage of my career is a dream come true.

“While I always had a focus of playing in America, and I had a great experience with Kimball Union last season, the Glasgow Rocks are a team I am really proud and excited to be going to represent.

“To play for the only Scottish BBL team is very special.”

Rocks coach Sterling Davis is excited at the prospect of having another top-notch Scottish-born player in his roster. He said: “Johnny is a very sound, smart guard with a lot of potential to grow as a professional.

“He has come from the USA where he gained invaluable experience playing in a very high-level environment, in what is his developmental stages.

“He’s a homegrown talent that I feel will begin, in time, to gain recognition in this league.”

Sterling Davis

The Rocks have also signed 6’4″ Danny Huffor and because the American-born player already has Glasgow links, he has secured a British passport which allows him to play for the Rocks this season.

Boss Davis said: “I saw Danny play for the first time this summer in Las Vegas. He really did a good job of holding his own against some very talented players at the summer camps.

“With his ties to Glasgow coming from his grandparents, we thought this would be a good fit for both parties. He could be a factor in our plans sooner rather than later.”

Huffor has been training with the team in the lead-up to the first games of the season and insists he can’t wait to get started.

He said: “So far everything is going well, the team is in its initial phases and we are still trying to get used to one another’s playing styles, but I am sure that will come with time.

“I am excited for the season ahead and I greatly appreciate the opportunity to play for the Glasgow Rocks. I will do everything I can to make it work.”

Rocks fans will get a first glimpse of their new-look team on September 19 at the Rocks’ pre-season fixture against the USA Select basketball team.  Tip-off scheduled for 7:40pm.