Magic ink No.2 overall pick Victor Oladipo to his rookie contract

7/8/13 in NBA   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsThe Orlando Magic inked rookie guard Victor Oladipo to his first NBA contract on Sunday, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced the signing. Later that day Oladipo made his Orlando Pro Summer League debut at the Amway Center.
 
Oladipo was taken by the Magic with the No.2 overall pick in the recent NBA draft. Terms of his contract were not revealed, per team rules.  However, first-round picks typically sign to a two-year contract, under the collective bargaining agreement, while their drafting team also holds the options for additional two-years.
 
The 6-foot-5, 214-pound Oladipo played 104 career games during three seasons at Indiana University. He posted career averages of 10.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.55 steals in 24.6 minutes per game with the Hoosiers. He also ranks third in Indiana history with 161 career steals while scoring 1,117 points for the Hoosiers.
 
Last season as a junior, Oladipo averaged 13.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.17 steals per contest in 28.4 minutes per contest, while starting all 36 games for the Hoosiers. He also shot 59.9 percent from the field and 44.1 percent from the three-pointer range. Oladipo helped the Hoosiers to their second straight NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance and first Big Ten regular season championship since 1993.
 
He also set an Indiana single-season record with 78 steals while leading the Big Ten in field goal percentage and steals.
 
Along with being a named a finalist for the Wooden Award and Oscar Robertson Trophy, given to the National Player of the Year, Oladipo was also a first-team consensus All-American and All-Big Ten, and earned the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors.
 
As a sophomore, Oladipo appeared in 36 games with 34 starts, averaging 10.8 points, 5.3 points, 2.0 assists and 1.36 steals in 26.7 minutes per contest. Oladipo also earned Big Ten All-Defensive Team honors, and was named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten. He finished eighth in the conference in terms of steals.
 
During freshman year, Oladipo played in 32 games with five starts, averaging 7.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.06 steals in 18.0 minutes per contest.
 
On Sunday, Oladipo showcased solid defensive skills and versatility at the guard spot as he racked up 18 points, seven assists, six rebounds and five steals in the Magic’s 95-88 win against the Boston Celtics in his Pro Summer League debut. He also had six turnovers.
 
Oladipo said that before the game he was struck with a bout of nervousness appearing in his professional debut, but his teammates helped to qualm all fears.
 
"They definitely helped me a lot today,” said Oladipo. “Without them I probably would have been all over the place and they kind of settled me down, helped me through my mistakes and just helped me be poised out there. It was fun."
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7/11/13   |   shojibna0098


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