The breakout rookie: KCSU’s Portia Cook interviews David Roddy

Hear from Colorado State Universities’ latest NBA first-round pick, David Roddy, on his time at CSU and as a current rookie forward for the Memphis Grizzlies. Interviewer Portia Cook is a Colorado journalist and news director for 90.5FM KCSU.


David Roddy finished out the game against the Mavericks with a total of 24 points. Photograph by Portia Cook.

Portia Cook, KCSU News Director

David Roddy, CSU’s latest NBA first round draft pick, sits down with KCSU News Director Portia Cook in this exclusive interview. Roddy discusses transitioning from playing for the CSU Rams to the national league with the Memphis Grizzlies, his growth as a basketball player, and gives advice to current athletes at CSU.

David Roddy’s season highs: 24 points (vs. Mavericks 3/11/23), 8 rebounds (vs. Suns 1/16/23), 3 steals (vs. Nuggets 12/25/22).

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