|No. 16 – Hawaii Kahunas|
|Species||Axolotl ( Ambystomatidae )|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|FBA draft||2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 25th overall|
|Selected by the Plymouth Taproots|
|Pro playing career||2016–present|
|2020 Salary||$1 million|
|2021 Salary||$1 million|
|2022 Salary||$1.5 million|
|2023 Salary||$1.5 million|
|(OOC) Usage||Ask me before any use|
Slippery. That's how some would describe Jared Sunderman, and not just because he's an amphibian. Nobody could claim that the axolotl ever had it easy. Being one of the few amphibians looking to get into professional basketball, the journey towards the FBA draft has been a challenge for Jared. Without fur, feathers or scales to protect him, the specter of specism haunted Jared. Sometimes it was subtle, and sometimes not—but Jared still encountered it, at school and in sports. Folks didn't think a soft, slimy skinned amphibian belonged. However, Jared had been taught to never let people look down at him for being an amphibian, and that was one lesson he's taken to heart.
From early on during high school on the basketball court when people pushed him, Jared found ways to push back. Sometimes he'd get away with causing a foul, sometimes not; it didn't really matter to Jared. He wanted to show everyone what he and other amphibians were capable of, and if that meant having to play dirty or slippery sometimes, then that was what Jared was willing to do.
Jared caused some controversy during a championship game when the rival team's coach accused Jared of 'sliming' up the court to trip up the team's players. Jared nearly got into a physical altercation with the coach and got ejected from the game.
Despite the controversy, whispers, and rumors, Jared has proven himself a versatile swingfur, willing to get the job done for the team. And after playing through high school and at Florida Everglade, he was ready to show the FBA.
2016 - 2017 Regular Season Stats