David Rodriguez: Our high school really didn't do that much. We had like a district championship my junior year. My biggest thing in the high school years was that I played a lot of AAU, about 5 years. My team my last year went to the nationals so that was great for me in terms of experience. I played with a lot of great guys and had great coaches. High school was great but I probably learned the most in AAU.
VM: Did you come to Vanderbilt first and then decide to walk on once you got here?
DR: I did. I was being recruited by a few small schools and I was just kind of weighing my options of playing at a smaller school or getting a great education here. So originally I came here to sacrifice basketball. I was hoping to try out and walk on. I walked on my freshman year and didn't make it can came out again this year and didn't make it initially but they ended up calling me a couple weeks later and saying they needed a guy.
VM: How did you feel when you got that call?
DR: Very pleasantly surprised. I was shocked but I wanted to run with it.
VM: How many other guys were walking on?
DR: My freshman year there were 4; this year about 20.
VM: Have you gotten in for any games?
DR: Actually my first day dressing I got in for about 2 minutes against Alabama A&M. Right now I'm just contributing wherever I can in practice.
David Rodriguez (VM/Don Yates)