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Posted On: 08/16/18 7:00 AM
If the name Roy Bunn doesn’t ring a bell quite yet – don’t worry it will. The cerebral 5-foot-10, 140-pound point guard played on the freshman ball at Jesuit High School last season but he’s ready to move up. Bunn played high level basketball with the Rose City Rebels 15U squad and it certainly helped him prepare for this next year with the Crusaders – and beyond.
“It was a great experience, my first year on the EYBL circuit,” Bunn said. “We didn’t go to the Peach Jam as I planned but hopefully next year we can pick up where we left off. I played solid – me being a point guard I just needed to get more aggressive, but other than that I thought I played pretty well.”
Bunn was the main point guard for the Rebels and was a steady hand for the team. The spring and summer was also one of development as he continues to hone certain skills. “I still need to work on my shooting and being more of a vocal leader,” Bunn said. “I feel like I’m pretty good facilitating when I’m on the ball, but being a vocal leader and getting everybody where they’re supposed to be is my biggest challenge.”
Obviously having only played freshman ball, Bunn has largely been under the radar. But playing with the Rebels has given him some exposure and he notes that local schools Portland and Portland State have shown early interest. He has an early idea of what he’s looking for in a school – and has a dream school in mind. “I don’t know how big I’m going to be, so I want to be in a system where point guards are really involved,” Bunn said. “I go to Jesuit, so I want to go to Georgetown. Pat Ewing is a great coach and Allen Iverson came from there.”
College recruitment will certainly come with continued hard work. For now, Bunn is focused on next year where he’s hopeful of big things. “If we win Metro (League) and the state championship, that would be good with me,” he said.