Colorado State junior David Roddy will not be headed back to Fort Collins in the fall.
Roddy announced his decision to forego his senior season of eligibility at CSU and keep his name in the upcoming NBA draft.
The Mountain West Player of the Year led the Rams to 25 wins this past season, including 14 in conference play.
Roddy finished his collegiate career on a high note as Colorado State made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2013. The Rams were a No. 6 seed before losing to play-in game winner Michigan in the first round.
The 6-foot-5 forward is a projected second-round pick by ESPN and tankathon.com, but does not appear on other prominent mock draft boards.
Full statement from Roddy:
“It is with tearful eyes that I write this message,” Roddy said. “Tears of joy and contentment with my basketball career at Colorado State University. The revival of Moby Madness, winning the right way, and above all, accomplishing a childhood dream of playing in the tournament are things I reflect on and cherish as I have gone through this process. After many days of prayer and reflection, I have decided to stay in the draft and pursue my dream of playing in the NBA.
“I just want to thank coach Niko Medved, Ali Farokhmanesh, Dave Thorson and the rest of the coaching staff over my last three years for making me a better basketball player, student athlete, and most importantly, a better human being. I am forever grateful to you all. To my teammates, I absolutely love each and every one of you. Thank you for creating life long memories with me and I cannot wait to see you along this journey.
Thank you all so much for accepting a kid from Minneapolis into your arms with care. Meeting each and every one of you was an amazing experience and I am humbly grateful for each of you making these past years unforgettable. It breaks my heart to leave early, but thank you for making it such an amazing time.
“I will forever be a Ram💚🐏
Roddy’s 2021-22 Awards
- Sports Illustrated Third Team All-American
- Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American
- U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-American
- John Wooden Award Finalist
- Lute Olson National Player of the Year Award Finalist
- Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award Finalist
- USBWA District Player of the Year
- USBWA First Team All-District
- National Association of Basketball Coaches First Team All-District
- Mountain West Player of the Year
- First Team All-Mountain West
- Mountain West Championship All-Tournament Team
- U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Most Valuable Player
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