Minnesota native Chet Holmgren goes 2nd in NBA Draft to Thunder, Roddy to Grizzlies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma City Thunder chose Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft.

Holmgren, a versatile 7-footer from Minneapolis, was a second-team Associated Press All-American in his only season with Gonzaga.

He averaged 14.1 points and 9.9 rebounds and ranked second nationally with 3.7 blocks per game. He shot 61% from 3-point range and 39% from 3-point range last season.

His skill could help him be effective as he works to add to his slender 195-pound frame.

Additionally fellow Minneapolis native, former Breck star, David Roddy was selected 23rd overall in the 2022 NBA draft by Philadelphia, then was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Roddy, 21-years-old, played forward for Colorado State. He graduated from Breck School in Golden Valley in 2019.

Roddy is 6 ft 6 in, and in March 2022, while playing for Colorado State, the team made their first March Madness appearance since 2013.

Roddy declared his intention to enter the draft on March 30.