Axel Gaudin has been one of the most dynamic players to explode on the scene in recent years. He is now well on his way to becoming a seasoned veteran, but in 2012, he was virtually unknown to players here in the US when he debuted with Russian Legion and was up for PBA's Rookie of the Year.
I first noticed Axel simply because of his speed and his height. I was watching the TonTons play in Malaysia back in 2011 and asked Davey Williamson (Ironmen, Miami Effect, XSV, Dynasty) who he thought was going to win the Intercontinental Cup. We watched the breakout and Davey said right away, "that guy is going to be really good. You can't teach speed. I think the Tontons will take it."