David Roddy, born on March 27, 2001), his hometown is located in Golden Valley, Minnesota, USA. He is a professional basketball player from the United States. He joined the NBA in July 2022. He was selected by the Grizzlies with the 23rd pick in the first round of the draft (the draft template is Kenrich Williams), and he serves as a power forward.
Location: F (No. 27)
Height: 1.98 meters / 6 feet 6
Weight: 116 kg/255 lbs
Team: Memphis Grizzlies
School: Colorado State
Draft: the 23rd pick in the first round of 2022
David Rowdy had a storied student sports career, being an all-around star in school basketball, soccer, track and field, and rugby. In high school, he played both football and basketball at Breck Academy, played quarterback on the football team, helped the school win a state championship, and received a scholarship offer from a Division I football school. In terms of the basketball court, he played a dominant statistic, averaging 29.7 points and 16.6 rebounds per game. After graduating from high school, David Roddy chose to devote himself to basketball. This season, under his leadership, Colorado State University achieved a proud record of 25 wins and 6 losses. After 9 years, it entered the crazy March again. Roddy also won the Mountain Player of the Year in the West League.
In the freshman season, he averaged 17.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steals per game, shooting 46.5% from the field and 19.5% from the three-point range
In the sophomore season, he averaged 20.2 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game, shooting 51.2% from the field and 27.8% from the three-point range
In the junior season, he averaged 23.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.4 steals per game, shooting 57.1% from the field and 43.8% from the three-point range
His lateral speed is a big problem. On the defensive end, this shortcoming will be infinitely magnified, especially in today’s NBA world where space is extremely emphasized.
He has a certain potential in shooting. From less than 20% of the three-pointers in the freshman season, he has increased to more than 40% in the junior season.
He is 198cm tall, but his body is very strong, weighing a full 116kg. Can use his thick body and strength advantages to overwhelm the penalty area, and his style of play is fierce.
Excellent rebounding ability, averaging nearly 2 offensive rebounds per game. The dynamic and static physical tests in the joint trial training exceeded expectations. This weight also has both speed and explosive power, plus a 212cm wingspan, which added a lot of points to him.