Sunday, July 3, 2011

D-League Veteran Joins Rebels

The Tampa Bay Rebels have added D-League veteran Jarvis Gunter to their roster.  Gunter, a 6'10" center, has spent the past three seasons competing in the NBA's D-League for both the Erie Bayhawks and Springfield Armor.  While playing for Erie, Gunter was known as a fan favorite and key player for the Bayhawks.  After joining Springfield, Jarvis saw his role increase and earned several starts over the course of the season.

Gunter decided to join the Rebels because of his desire to pursue professional opportunities overseas and because of the Rebels' ties to international basketball.  While competing for the Rebels during the 2011 Bay Pro-Am Summer League, Gunter has shown why he was a valuable asset in the NBA's minor league circuit with his strong defensive skills.  Head Coach Fernando Rojas, who has spent time in professional leagues overseas as both a player and coach, already has high praise for his new addition saying, "Jarvis is already impressing everyone in Tampa Bay with his play."  Considering the fact that the Bay Pro-Am Summer League sees a large number of professional players from leagues across the world including the NBA, it looks like Jarvis Gunter will have an opportunity to showcase his skills for international clubs against elite competition throughout the summer!