Always in search of excellence, Rudy Fernandez signed with Real Madrid to make history together. His privileged physique, and the way he envisions basketball, made him a star before the age of twenty. Enriched with so much success, he is now without a doubt one of the continent's best outside players and perhaps its most spectacular. At full maturity, he is now a team leader.
The Majorcan is a threat from all distances. He is deadly on the counterattack, dangerous with his outside shot, and destabilizing in a one-on-one situation. In defense his reflexes allow him to anticipate his opponent's moves. His arms divert passes and cause turnovers. In addition, he is a shooting guard who has been able to intelligently adapt to the position of small forward.
In 2004 he made his debut with the Spanish national side, and since 2006 he has been a permanent fixture of its starting line-up. His three-pointers and leaps towards the hoops have contributed to the golden era of Spanish basketball. One of these moments, the 2008 Olympic final, travelled the globe. The Majorcan produced a one hand dunk over Dwight Howard, the NBA's most dominant center. That play was a metaphor for the new status of national basketball.