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CSU basketball star David Roddy surges into first round of NBA draft

Roddy is the first Ram to hear his name called since Colton Iverson in 2013

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — David Roddy is headed to to Memphis as one of the highest picks in school history.

The former Colorado State basketball star was picked by the Grizzlies with the 23rd overall pick in the first round of the 2022 NBA draft on Thursday night.

Memphis traded with Philadelphia to move into the 23 slot.

He's the first Ram selected since Colton Iverson in 2013 (No. 53 overall pick) and the highest CSU selection since Jason Smith went to Miami in 2007. He's the third first-round pick in program history. 

The 6-foot-6 Roddy left CSU following a sensational junior season in 2021-22 when he was named the Mountain West Player of the Year as he helped the Rams make the NCAA Tournament as a No. 6 seed. 

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Credit: AP
Colorado State guard David Roddy (21) dunks against Utah State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of Mountain West Conference men's tournament Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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