Returning for his sixth season in Rocks’ colours, the talented home-grown prodigy will be hoping to finally lift the BBL title with the club.
After coming to the fore towards the end of season 2015/16, JB will be looking to build on a year where he averaged over 8 points a game with a field goal percentage of 44.7%.
Having represented Scotland at all age groups, it is hoped he can act as the inspiration for all young Rocks’ hopefuls of the future, acting as the catalyst for more home-grown stars to grace the court at the Emirates.
Coach Sterling Davis was thrilled to agree terms with JB, stating:
“I have become a big fan of JB both on and off the court. He has progressed into a model professional over his time here in all aspects. He is an intricate part of what we do on the floor but also leader within the team. JB has been one of the most improved players in the league over the past two seasons so the sky is the limit as to where he can go. I’m happy to see him back to help us move in the right direction.”
Following his debut for the franchise against Newcastle Eagles in 2011, Jonny has been on somewhat of a rollercoaster journey with the club. Most notably, he was part of the squad which came so close to lifting the BBL trophy in 2014.
JB is looking forward to another season with the Rocks, stating:
“I am really happy to be back with the Rocks for the 2016/17 season. I am excited about the calibre of team so far and think we can build on a really positive season last year. I am definitely looking forward to continuing my Rocks journey and want to make sure I keep improving individually and do all I can to ensure we succeed on the basketball court”
JB will be hoping to emulate his brother Keith by lifting silverware with the club. The 2016/17 season begins in style with a visit to Manchester to face the Giants being followed by a mouth-watering home opener against the Newcastle Eagles.