Updated on 8/27/22. Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.
College: Colorado State
2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 29
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2022 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 23 by the Philadelphia 76ers
(Rights traded by the Memphis Grizzlies)
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Can post up smaller players
Solid shot blocker for his size
Above average athlete
Can be reluctant to take outside shots
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Not an elite ball handler
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Not an elite athlete
David Roddy is a strong, mobile forward that has been having a very good junior season at Colorado State. He is a physical specimen that will outwork his opponents to score and grab rebounds in the paint, and he plays taller than his listed height. He also is an unselfish player that can pass and handle the ball, and he will make solid reads to get some assists. Plus, he’s really improved his jump shot this season, which has really made him a very good offensive player this season.
On the downside, he doesn’t have elite quickness and he didn’t shoot the three-ball well in his first two years, so it may tough to determine if his outside shot will be a permanent addition to his arsenal. Still, it’s hard to ignore his strong production this year, and his intriguing skill set could make him a solid pick for an NBA team in the 2022 draft.
2/23/22 Colorado State vs. Wyoming
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