Victor Oladipo Named to NBA All-Rookie First Team

May 22, 2014

ORLANDO – Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced today. Joining Oladipo on the first team are Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers, Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz, Mason Plumlee of the Brooklyn Nets and Tim Hardaway Jr. of the New York Knicks.

Oladipo, who was selected second overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, played in 80 games (44 starts) during his rookie campaign with Orlando, averaging 13.8 ppg., 4.1 rpg., 4.1 apg. and a team-high 1.61 stlpg. in 31.1 minpg. As a starter, he averaged 14.7 ppg., 4.6 rpg., 4.5 apg. and 1.93 stlpg. in 35.5 minpg. Oladipo ended the season tied for 15th in the NBA in steals, and also ranked among all NBA rookies in scoring (2nd), rebounding (T-8th), assists (3rd), FG percentage (.419, 8th), 3-point FG percentage (.327, T-7th), FT percentage (.780, 6th), steals (2nd) and minutes played (3rd).

Oladipo, who was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for both December 2013 and February 2014, became just the second rookie in Magic history with 1,000+ points, 300+ assists and 100+ steals in a season (along with Penny Hardaway). He led (or tied) the team in scoring 13 times, in rebounding twice and in assists 18 times, scored in double figures 62 times and recorded the first triple-double of his NBA career on Dec. 3 at Philadelphia with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 52 minutes.

Oladipo is the seventh Magic player to be named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team and the first since 2004-05.

2013-14 NBA ALL-ROOKIE FIRST TEAM

Player                                              Team                 First (2 pt)      Second (1 Pt)              Total

Michael Carter-Williams                  Philadelphia                125                   -                            250

Victor Oladipo                                  Orlando                    124                  -                             248     

Trey Burke                                       Utah                          108                 14                          230

Mason Plumlee                                Brooklyn                     95                  24                          214

Tim Hardaway Jr.                            New York                    87                  30                         204