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Victor Oladipo hits the game-winner at Orlando Summer League (VIDEO)

Jul 12, 2013, 12:01 AM EDT

The consistent ability to knock down a jumper against a defender was one of the areas cited that Victor Oladipo would need to improve upon as he enters his first NBA season with the Magic.

It looked pretty good with the game on the line Thursday at Summer League, when Oladipo stepped back and buried the shot with 4.4 seconds remaining to give his team the win over the Summer Sixers.

As you can imagine, the rookie-to-be was pretty excited.

From Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel:

“You dream about those moments all the time, whether it’s in a little summer league or in the park or you’re in the front of your house shooting on a side basket and you go, ‘Three, two, one . . .!’ and you shoot it,” Oladipo said.

“It’s just stuff you live for — moments like that. It’s fun. I just want to continue to keep winning. I still had a lot of mistakes today, but to play through them and come out and make a big shot, it definitely builds my confidence.”

Oladipo finished with 24 points and six assists in his team’s 90-89 victory.

[via Orlando Pinstriped Post]

  1. sportsfan18 - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    This guy competes, works hard. Yes he needs to work on his handle and getting a more consistent jump shot but with his attitude and work ethic, my money is on him.

    He brings it. He’s young and it will take time but he isn’t going to coast and take things for granted.

    And he plays good D when so many don’t care about it at all. That alone will keep him in the league.

    • arlingtonsynn - Jul 12, 2013 at 8:12 AM

      Magic fans should be very happy.

      Victor improved himself each year in college and that started with him focusing on his defense. Learning to play NBA level defense is the hardest trait for a young player to pick up.

      He will improve in the other areas.

  2. 13arod - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    He looked like lebron when he made that shot he looks good at point guard too as a magic fan i dont know if he is going to start or not because of nelson because i cant see nelson not starting

  3. kb2408 - Jul 12, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    First you say he looked like LeBron…then you say he can’t beat out “Nelson”? Talk about a contradiction.

  4. kb2408 - Jul 12, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    Nelson should be on the bench. V.O. has a chance to be a star, which is something Nelson never was and never will be.

  5. 13arod - Jul 12, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    kb2408the only reason i think he wont be a starting point guard is because nelson averges 14 points a game and gets paid 8 million a year

  6. 407magic - Jul 12, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Magic will trade afflalo and VO will be starting at the SG. The magic will use him like the heat have used wade in the past, bring up the ball at times and create for himself or others. He has been compared to wade already…

    Magic are going to be contenders within a couple more seasons!!
    Nelson (might be gone after this season)
    Nicholson off the bench, plus a couple other young guys that have a big up side.

    • money2long - Jul 12, 2013 at 11:53 AM

      has anyone figured out yet why the magic gave nelson a new contract

      • asimonetti88 - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:29 PM

        No. That said, he could be a more than serviceable starting point guard on a pretty good team. I wouldn’t want him to be one of my top 3 options, but as a Derek Fisher type player, he would be great. I don’t know if I’d be paying him as much as they are though.

  7. stlouis1baseball - Jul 12, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Orlando fans are gonna’ love Vic. He busts his ass…day-in-day-out. His attitude is infectious.
    He plays solid D’ (always has). And he is very…very humble (see his comments about the mistakes). No matter how well he plays…it’s always “I have things I need to work on.”
    Dude’s been tearing up the summer league. I would expect nothing else.

    Grateful Indiana Hoosiers Basketball Fan

  8. dezglobal - Jul 12, 2013 at 11:14 AM


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