Roddy Named to Timber Mid-Season 25 Best Watch List
FORT COLLINS, Colorado – Colorado State junior forward David Roddy was nominated for the John R. Wooden AwardÂ® presented by Wendy’sÂ® Midseason Top 25 Watch List today on ESPNU, as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Chosen by a poll of national varsity basketball experts based on their performance in the 2021-22 season so far, the list includes 25 student-athletes who are the favorites for the most prestigious honor of the sport.
The Minneapolis, Minn. Native made his mark this year, bringing the Rams back nationally and to an 11-0 start to the season. A preseason-All Mountain West pick, he is currently second in Mountain West and 25th nationally with 19.7 points per game, while also ranking 72nd nationally with 8.1 rebounds per game. He had 57.9% of his field goal attempts, currently 35th in NCAA Division I, while also placing in the top 20 in the league in free throws, blocked shots and defensive rebounds percentage.
He was named the 2021 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam MVP after leading the Rams to the title averaging 31.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game while shooting at 70, 2% (33 of 47) from the ground, 53.3% (8 of 15) of 3 and 82.6 percent (19 of 23) from the charity band. He surpassed his previous career record in all three games, including a record 36 points this year against Creighton in the semifinals. He was also named the Naismith Hall of Fame Classic Game Player in CSU’s victory over Mississippi State after registering 19 points, seven rebounds, three assists and five blocks.
He became the 31st player in CSU men’s basketball history to reach 1,000 points in his career, currently ranking 28th with 1,028 points. He’s also tied for ninth with 18 career double-doubles and ranks in the top 20 for career goal average, rebound average and blocked shots.
The players on the list are considered good candidates for the 2022 John R. Wooden Male Player of the Year award presented by Wendy’s. Players not on the pre-season or mid-season roster are still eligible for the Wooden Award â¢ National Ballot. The National Ballot is made up of 15 top players who have proven to their universities that they meet or exceed the qualifications for the Wooden Award. Nearly 1,000 voters will be ranked in order of 10 of those 15 players when voting opens ahead of the NCAA tournament and will allow voters to factor in performance in the opening games of the round. The Wooden Award All American Team â¢ will be announced the week of the âElite Eightâ round of the NCAA tournament. The 2022 John R. Wooden Award winner will be presented by Wendy’s after the NCAA tournament in April.
About the John R. Wooden Award
Established in 1976, the John R. Wooden Award program hosts the most prestigious accolades in college basketball, recognizing the Wooden Award Most Outstanding Player for men and women, the Wooden Award All American Teams for men and women, and the annual Wooden Award selection. Legends. the beneficiary of the Coaching. Recipients have proven to their university that they meet or exceed the qualifications for the John R. Wooden Award as outlined by Coach Wooden and the Wooden Award Steering Committee, including progressing towards graduation and maintaining an average cumulative of at least 2.0. Previous winners include Larry Bird (’79), Michael Jordan (’84), Tim Duncan (’97), Kevin Durant (’07), Candace Parker (’07; ’08), Maya Moore (’09; ’11 ), Chiney Ogwumike (’14), Breanna Stewart (’15 and ’16) and last year’s recipients, Paige Bueckers of Connecticut and Luka Garza of Iowa.
Since its inception, the John R. Wooden Award has provided nearly $ 1 million to the general university scholarship fund on behalf of the recipients of the All American Wooden Award and has sent over 1,000 underprivileged children to camps. weeklong college basketball. Additionally, the John R. Wooden Award is associated with the Southern California Special Olympics (SOSC) each year to host the Southern California Special Olympics Basketball Tournament. The one-day tournament brings together the Special Olympics and Wooden Award All Americans athletes and coaches in attendance. It is hosted at the Los Angeles Athletic Club during the John R. Wooden Award weekend.
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