Oladipo did a lot of good things in his debut, knocking down a 3-pointer for his first NBA basket, penetrating hard throughout the game to get to the free throw line five times and converting a highlight-worthy dunk in transition. In addition to scoring 12 points, he grabbed three rebounds and handed out two assists in 22 minutes off the bench.

Magic coach Jacque Vaughn, who has been a mentor for Oladipo since he was selected second overall in last June’s NBA Draft, thought the rookie handled his debut well considering all of the potential distractions. Oladipo was debuting in the NBA just 54 miles away from the Indiana University campus where he became an All-American last season.

``I think overall (Oladipo) was good because this is a tough atmosphere for him to be in where his school was,’’ Vaughn said of the rookie. ``He attacked the rim, got to the free throw line and made some good plays for us.’’



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