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Victor Oladipo

  • Full Name: Victor Oladipo
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-4 / 213
  • Birthdate: May 4, 1992
  • College: Indiana
Orlando Magic Round 1: Pick 2
 

- Suns Work Out Oladipo
- Late Gym Nights Likely To Pay Off For Oladipo

Strengths

- NBA athleticism
- Great first step
- 3-point threat
- Tenacious
- Competes
- Takes pride in defense
- Good rebounder for his position

Weaknesses
- Negative assist-to-turnover ratio
- Doesn’t have prototypical NBA two-guard height

NBA projection
Oladipo has been projected as a lottery pick because of his athleticism, competitive drive and ability to impact games on both ends of the floor. If his 3-point stroke continues to become a consistent weapon, he’ll be a tough cover because of his ability to get to the rim. And he has the potential to be a lockdown defender.

2012-13 Season
Unheralded from a national perspective before the season began, Oladipo took his game to another level and became a first-team All-American, the NABC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-Big Ten. He was a big reason the Hoosiers advanced to their second straight NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance for the first time since 1994 and their first Big Ten regular-season championship since 1993. Oladipo set Indiana single-season record for steals (78).

Key statistics
13.6 ppg | 6.3 rpg | 2.0 apg | 2.2 tpg | 2.1 spg | 28.4 mpg | .599 FG | .441 3PT | .746 FT

Cool statistic
At 6-5, Oladipo led the Big Ten in field-goal percentage, making 182 of 304 shots including a solid .441 (30 of 68) from 3-point range.

Reminds me of...
Tony Allen

What Insiders Say
Indiana coach Tom Crean
“Victor may not have been the point guard per se, but when he was on the court, he impacted the game for everyone and made every one of this teammates better. It was a lot more than just what happened on the basketball floor during the games.”

What Outsiders Say
Temple coach Fran Dunphy
“He's a great story. I think [Temple’s] Khalif Wyatt and Oladipo are great stories out there, where you don't need to be this highly, highly rated player, that you can make yourself a terrific player.”

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch