David Roddy announces he will maintain NBA draft eligibility, forgo senior season at Colorado State

Colorado State junior David Roddy will not be headed back again to Fort Collins in the drop.

Roddy announced his choice to forgo his senior period of eligibility at CSU and hold his identify in the impending NBA draft.

The Mountain West Player of the Year led the Rams to 25 wins this previous season, together with 14 in convention participate in.

Roddy concluded his collegiate vocation on a higher be aware as Colorado Point out made its 1st look in the NCAA Match since 2013. The Rams have been a No. 6 seed ahead of getting rid of to play-in match winner Michigan in the to start with round.

The 6-foot-5 forward is a projected next-round decide by ESPN and tankathon.com, but does not seem on other popular mock draft boards.

Entire statement from Roddy:

“It is with tearful eyes that I compose this concept,” Roddy stated. “Tears of joy and contentment with my basketball profession at Colorado State College. The revival of Moby Insanity, profitable the suitable way, and above all, accomplishing a childhood aspiration of participating in in the tournament are items I mirror on and cherish as I have gone as a result of this course of action. After quite a few days of prayer and reflection, I have made a decision to keep in the draft and pursue my desire of actively playing in the NBA.

“I just want to thank mentor Niko Medved, Ali Farokhmanesh, Dave Thorson and the rest of the coaching staff over my past three yrs for generating me a superior basketball participant, college student athlete, and most importantly, a superior human being. I am for good grateful to you all. To my teammates, I absolutely adore just about every and each a single of you. Thank you for building lifetime very long memories with me and I are unable to wait to see you together this journey.

“Finally RamNation,

Thank you all so much for accepting a kid from Minneapolis into your arms with care. Conference each and every and just about every a single of you was an amazing experience and I am humbly grateful for just about every of you earning these earlier several years unforgettable. It breaks my heart to go away early, but thank you for building it these kinds of an amazing time.

“I will eternally be a Ram💚🐏

“God Bless.”

Roddy’s 2021-22 Awards

  • Sports Illustrated Third Team All-American
  • Connected Push Honorable Mention All-American
  • U.S. Basketball Writers Affiliation (USBWA) All-American
  • John Wooden Award Finalist
  • Lute Olson Nationwide Participant of the Calendar year Award Finalist
  • Karl Malone Ability Forward of the Year Award Finalist
  • USBWA District Participant of the Year
  • USBWA Initially Workforce All-District
  • Countrywide Affiliation of Basketball Coaches Initial Team All-District
  • Mountain West Participant of the Calendar year
  • Initial Group All-Mountain West
  • Mountain West Championship All-Event Group
  • U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Most Important Participant