JONNY BUNYAN & RONA CORKINDALE NAMED SCOTTISH LEAGUE BASKETBALL MVP’S.
The Glasgow Rocks Pro team can celebrate a double MVP weekend thanks to Falkirk Fury (and Glasgow Rocks Pro star) Jonny Bunyan and Lady Rocks Rona Corkindale, as they both took home MVP honors in the Scottish National League!
Jonny Bunyan made it 2 in a row as he was named Scotland’s Most Valuable Player for the second year running. The illustrious award was handed out before the Scottish National League Play-Off Final in Edinburgh, while Bunyan was on court in Surrey fighting for a Playoff spot for the Glasgow Rocks pro team.
Bunyan has had a phenomenal season for the Fury averaging 22 points per game, which in turn helped lead the Clark Eriksson Fury side to a League and Cup double. He has undergone a rigorous basketball schedule of late, including a number of vital games for both the Rocks and the Fury, underlining the determination and dedication that Jonny has to the game of basketball.
Bunyan has recently been called up to the starting five for the Glasgow Rocks due to a debilitating injury to veteran point guard, EJ Harrison, and has been inspirational in his starter role for the Rocks averaging 10 points over his last 4 league games. He had the following to say about winning the MVP award for the second straight season.
“Winning such an award is not possible without great teammates and a solid organization behind you. I have been lucky to have had a lot of great coaching and coaches and players work with me over the years and I will continue to try to get to the highest level I can. Playing in front of a great home crowd at the Mariner and the support from the fans I get has helped me to lift my game on many occasions, as happens at the Rocks, so the Award is also to all the people who have supported me throughout the season. I would also like to thank RJM Sports in Falkirk for their support to me in the Scottish League and the BBL”.
Jonny was not the only Rock to take home MVP accolades last weekend, as our very own Lady Rock, Rona Corkindale also won the coveted award.
Rona has been a very important piece in the Lady Rock puzzle for quite some time now and she showed her worth this season in the absence of last season’s MVP Siobhan Moore. She has led from the front and has been one of the main reasons why the Lady Rocks have been so successful over the years.
The Lady Rocks progressed through to the Scottish League Playoff Finals last weekend only to fall agonisingly short, 67-64 to eventual Treble Cup Winners, the Edinburgh Kool Kats. It was a season with no Silverware but a successful season nonetheless.
The Lady Rocks will be working hard over the off-season and will be hoping that they can go one step further next season.