Rudy was drafted at number 23 by Philadelphia 76er, traded to the Memphis Grizzlies

Fort Collins, Colorado. – Colorado State striker David Rudy Ram became third ever drafted in the first round of the NBA/ABA draft, as the 23rd-place Minneapolis native was taken by the Philadelphia 76ers Thursday night and immediately traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. Join Bill Green (1963, Boston Celtics, 8 years oldThe tenth pick) and Jason Smith (2007, Miami Heat, 20The tenth pick) as picks from the first round while it becomes 24The tenth The Ram was ever picked in the draft and first since the Indiana Pacers took over Colton Iverson in 2013.

Fifth CSU player to ever be recognized as an All-American After being named to the Sports Illustrated Third Team and Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press and the NBA Writers Association, Rudy was named Mountain West Player of the Year by the league. Coaches and the media in two separate surveys. Joining Gian Clavell (2017-MW) and Mike Mitchell (1990-WAC), Rudy has earned consensus honors from both the media and separate coach selections. As a finalist for the Wooden and Malone Awards, Minneapolis, Minnesota, finished third in the league with 19.2 points per game, sixth in rebounding at 7.6 and first in field goals percentage at 57.1 percent. He was also 13 years oldThe tenth With 2.9 assists per match, eighth in blocks 1.1 and 17The tenth in minutes at an average of 32.7 per competition. became 31Street Player in CSU history to reach 1,000 career points and is currently ninth with 1,406 points. He had seven doubles in the year and was named USVI Paradise Jam MVP after averaging 31.0 points per game leading the CSU to the title with wins over Bradley, Creighton and Northeastern. During that tournament, he had two games +30 points, including a career high of 36 against Creighton.

In the league, he ranked sixth in goalscoring at 19.06 points per game, fifth in rebounding at 7.61 points, and first in field goals percentage with 56.6 percent from the ground and 12.The tenth With 3.06 assists per competition. He had 31 points in 10-of-14 rebounds along with nine rebounds and three steals in the win over New Mexico in his first game at The Pit. He scored in double digits in 17 of 18 league games, including nine of 20 or more. Most recently, he earned 23 points, four rebounds, and two assists in the win over champions Boise State to sweep the season streak with the Broncos. He was also named to the Mountain West All Championship Team for playing in two CSU competitions.

Rudy was one of the leaders on the CSU team with 25 regular season wins, the third most in a single season, while the 14th Conference won the record set by a team last year. The Rams were 14-1 at home this year, playing against a school record of five consecutive sell-offs to finish the regular season and a Mountain West attendance record. For the season, CSU has led in scoring, scoring margin, field goal ratio, free throw ratio, turning margin, and assist-to-turn ratio. The Rams have made their NCAA men’s basketball debut since 2013, earning the highest rating in program history at number six.

Rudy has made an impact on the CSU record book, both in the singles season and career ratings. On the single-season chart in 2021-22, he set a record for field goals scored with 222, scored 595 points to finish third, and his average score of 19.2 points per game is 12The tenth Every time. In the career list, he ranked ninth with 1406 points in his career and in the top 20 goals scored on the field, rebounds, blocked shots, free throws, average scoring, average rebounding and average blocking shots.

Rudy Awards 2021-22

  • Sports Illustrated Third Team All-American
  • Associated Press Remember All American Honor
  • All-American Basketball Writers Association (USBWA)
  • John Wooden Award Winner
  • Lotte Olson Player of the Year Award
  • Karl Malone Power was named Player of the Year
  • USBWA Region Player of the Year
  • USBWA First Team All-District
  • National Basketball Coaches Association first team at each district level
  • Mountain West Player of the Year
  • First Team Mountain West
  • Mountain West Championship Team
  • US Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Most Valuable Player



























Rams NBA/ABA Draft Picks


year Noun research and development pick or pick Draft Team Played for (listed alphabetically)
1951 Glenn Anderson 5 45 Citizens of Syracuse
1951 Bill Gosset 2 12 Tri Cities Black Hawks
1963 Bill Green 1 8 Boston Celtics
1966 loni wright 6 54 St. Louis Hooks Denver Rockets, Florida
1967 base bob 2 19 Seattle Supersonics Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Seattle Supersonics
1967 Dale Schleuter 6 63 San Francisco Warriors Atlanta Hawks, Buffalo Braves, San Francisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers
1967 Sony Postion 7 75 San Francisco Warriors
1969 Floyd Care 3 30 Phoenix Suns
1969 Lloyd Care 3 39 Phoenix Suns
1969 Mike Davis 12 162 Cincinnati Royals
1970 Cliff Chigog 7 111 Buffalo Braves
1971 Rick Fisher 2 27 Portland Trail Blazers Utah Stars, Florida
1971 Mike Childers 6 86 Cleveland Cavaliers
1973 Gary Rhodes 5 75 Houston Rockets
1978 Larry Page 7 147 Los Angeles Lakers
1978 Alan Cunningham 8 169 Philadelphia 76ers
1980 Barry Young 9 185 New Jersey Nets
1982 Eddie Hughes 7 140 San Diego Clippers Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz
1983 Mark Steele 6 138 Los Angeles Lakers
1989 Pat Durham 2 35 Dallas Mavericks Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves
1996 Joe Vogel 2 45 Seattle Supersonics
2007 Jason Smith 1 20 Miami Heat Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Hornets, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Wizards
2013 Colton Iverson 2 53 Indiana Pacers
2022 David Rudy 1 23 Philadelphia 76ers (traded with the Memphis Grizzlies)

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