23 - David Roddy

6-6, 260 Small Forward/Power Forward
Colorado St. Junior
03/27/01 (22.7 yrs)
Minneapolis, MN
High School
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling
85 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Georges Niang

Strengths: Strength-wise a mismatch for other teams, has a combination of size and power that can frustrate smaller forwards and slow big men alike … Has great length with a 6’11 wingspan … Uses his length to his advantage and understands when to post up, pull it out and drive or take a jump shot … Really improved over the past year on his three point shooting and volume, shot extremely well on catch and shoot three pointers which should immediately translate, can really give you offense from anywhere on the floor, proved that he can create his own shot  … Was often featured in ISO situations has real potential as a frustrating mismatch player, isn’t afraid of contact when getting into the paint, really can score from anywhere … Excellent footwork in the post isn’t afraid to back down or turn for a jumper can continue to expand his faceup game but the potential is there, strong with the basketball isn’t afraid to clear his opponent out on the drive, has pick and pop/roll potential and is a good ball handler for his position … Can be either the ball handler or screener, fluid jumper – really consistent form, good cutter with the ability to explode in traffic and off two feet, has the experience to past out of the post and has shown growth passing on the drive or when he stops short in the paint – isn’t afraid to move the ball and trusts his teammates, can improve defensively … Physicality helps him and he competes every possession … Size allows him to also be a good rebounder on both ends 7.5RPG (2 ORB) …

Weaknesses: Really struggles with containing opponents defensively with very slow foot speed … Lacks verticality to finish and rebound against bigger opponents … Flat footed, slow hips, hard closeouts all lead to leaving the defenders behind him prone to an attacking player, speed of the game will determine if he can stay on the floor … Could end up in bad fouls from trying to recover or over-committing, not the most laterally quick and crafty guards with a good first step should have no problem getting around him … Big men will be stronger and taller which will allow them to back him down in the post, is going to be a challenge for him to fit into defensive schemes and how often teams are willing to attack him, while he has shown flashes on defense (especially when he walls up) he is going to need to really work on defending both on the perimeter and in the paint, hope for additional discipline on defense, he can continue to tighten his ball handling and play under control when heading toward the rim, to adjust for the speed of the game but has shown he can handle on the outside in college … Undersized, Roddy finding success in the post and additional consistency with volume from beyond the arc will help him gain some NBA minutes …

Outlook:  An extremely gifted offensive player who can shoot from anywhere on the floor, efficiently, he has the size to make opposing defenses struggle to defend him … A player that was given the keys to a collegiate offense already knows how to create his own shot and can be a real offensive asset if he continues to be consistent from behind the arc, on an increased volume … While he has the physical attributes to guard multiple positions it will take time before he has a chance to get there … Roddy will need to work on his lower body and the discipline that comes with being a multi-positional defender if he wants to get there. As someone prone to making defensive lapses, especially on the perimeter, the make or break for the Colorado State forward could be if he can stay on the floor defensively.

Notes: Measured: 6’4.5” barefoot, 6’6.0” in shoes, 8’9.0” standing reach, 260.8 lbs, 6’11.5” wingspan at the 2022 NBA Draft Combine …

Joe Casey 6/22/22