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Victor Oladipo plays well in Summer League debut with the Magic (VIDEO)

Jul 8, 2013, 12:30 AM EDT

Victor Oladipo was the second overall pick in this year’s draft, and looked every bit the part during his Summer League debut for the Magic.

Oladipo spent most of his time playing the point guard position as promised, and looked comfortable there initiating the offense. While he made a few poor decisions with his passes, his speed in getting to the rim and his ability to pull up off the dribble and knock down shots from three-point distance were certainly encouraging signs.

Oladipo was 5-of-13 from the field with six turnovers, but was aggressive in looking for his offense, and was able to get to the free throw line a team-high eight times. He finished with a solid all-around line of 18 points, six rebounds, seven assists, and five steals.

  1. Kevin Ferrigan - Jul 8, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Love Oladipo. Wrote about him on my blog prior to the draft. I think he’ll be a real good player in the league for year’s to come.

    • Kevin Ferrigan - Jul 8, 2013 at 1:06 AM

      years* d’oh!

      • jonevans511 - Jul 8, 2013 at 1:31 PM

        Not sure why so many people are giving you thumbs down, I totally agree about Oladipo. I usually get annoyed by scouting reports that say “real student of the game” and crap like that, but in this guy’s case you can tell he soaks up everything around him. I am no Hoosiers fan but through watching him on TV all year last year and the year before it’s obvious this kid isn’t satisfied with where he is now. Every year he improves his skillset- Once he gets a better jumper it will be game over.

        Now I’m not saying this guy will be a perennial MVP candidate but I think your “real good player” assessment is spot on.

  2. scalfor3 - Jul 8, 2013 at 3:32 AM

    How bout some love for Kelly Olynyk? 25 points on 9/12 shooting

  3. saint1997 - Jul 8, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    He’s got a lot of talent no doubt but I’m a little skeptical of his ability to play point. I’d rather see him play the 2 this season after trading Afflalo and then draft one of Harrison, Smart or Exum. Don’t want another positionally confused Tyreke story

  4. 407magic - Jul 8, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    I think tha magic want to use him like Dwayne wade has been used. Where he can bring up the ball and make plays. Just not an every play PG
    It’s great to see they are making him handle the ball now in the summer league. It will only help him improve his ball handling, dribbling and decision making.

  5. bougin89 - Jul 8, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Really wish the Bucks had a plan to tank and get a prospect I could be excited about. This whole half-rebuild plan isn’t going to work, unless we are somehow worse than we expect, which could totally happen.

  6. denverwally - Jul 8, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Not sure if anyone noticed but Kelly Olynyk was the player of the game, not little Vic. The guy was unstoppable on offense, check out the stats or the video.

  7. gogatorsjohn - Jul 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Pretty satisfied with his game. A lot of turnovers but he was trying out PG for game. Kinda looked a little Russell Westbrooke-ish in his athletic ability when driving. Will be fun to see develop and see how Magic build around him.

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