PG/SG – 6’2, 180lbs – Born 27th April 1988
Rundles is a somewhat unlikely candidate to have made a G-League debut at age 30. He made the team via the local tryout route back in October, and survived all the subsequent roster turnover to still be there at the end, making it through a full season at the end of the bench after a seven-year international professional career taking in too many countries to mention. (Although due to personal bias, I will mention that he played one season in Britain at one point. Not many players in this Manifesto can say that.)
Where once he was largely used as a defender and streak-shooter prior to his senior season at Wofford, Rundles has played the majority of his professional career on the ball as a point guard. An athletic player with speed and a long stride if not necessary a big leaper, Rundles combines that athleticism with a good catch-and shoot jump shot, and makes good passing plays out of the pick-and-roll. He can play three-and-D, with some physicality to go with that good length and speed, or he can play more as a playmaker; the versatility is a virtue. His numbers in his inaugural G-League season, however, were not good. Not when compared to some of what he has done on the continent.
Rundles has been all over Europe in his professional career, and even returned to Wofford (where he spent three years after two with Monmouth) to be an assistant coach back in 2012 -13 in the midst of that tour. He should be able to eke out some more seasons at the lower tier European competitions yet, but the G-League may have been a step too far.
– 20th June, 2019
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