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Orlando Magic Select Victor Oladipo

2013 June 27
by Andrew Melnick

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As predicted in our latest mock draft, the Orlando Magic selected Indiana guard Victor Oladipo. Oladipo, who spent three years at Indiana, averaged 13.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.1 assists per game.

If Arron Afflalo is dealt, Oladipo should slide into the starting lineup at shooting guard.  According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Magic have no intention to trade Oladipo.

Oladipo (6’5”, 214, 5/4/92) appeared in 104 career games during three seasons at Indiana University, averaging 10.7 ppg., 5.2 rpg., 1.7 apg. and 1.55 stlpg. in 24.6 minpg.  He ranks third in Indiana history in career steals (161) and scored 1,117 points with the Hoosiers.

Last season as a junior (2012-13), Oladipo played and started in all 36 games, averaging 13.6 ppg., 6.3 rpg., 2.1 apg. and 2.17 stlpg. in 28.4 minpg., while shooting .599 (182-304) from the field and .441 (30-68) from three-point range.  He helped the Hoosiers reach their second straight trip to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen and Indiana’s first outright Big Ten regular season championship since 1993.

Oladipo set an Indiana single-season record in steals (78) while leading the Big Ten in field goal percentage and steals.  He was named First Team All-American by The Associated Press, The Sporting News and the NABC, earned The Sporting News National Player of the Year, and was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.  Oladipo was also a finalist for the Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy, given to the National Player of the Year.  He scored in double figures 30 times, including a career-high 26 points on Feb. 10 @ Ohio State.

We profiled Oladipo here.

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