In his first season, NBA rookie Victor Oladipo is experiencing somewhat of a transitional phase as he adjusts to the style and momentum of pro basketball. Orlando’s number two overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft is averaging a respectable 12.1 points per game and has also connected with teammates for 23 total assists thus far in the season. At the same time, the shooting guard has turned the ball over on 28 occasions over the course of his first seven regular season games.
While it’s normal for young players to experience growing pains during their first few NBA seasons, we can’t help but think the Orlando Magic are pulling for their buzzed-about rookie to find his rhythm. Tonight, the Magic will host the Milwaukee Bucks from the Amway Center. The Bucks are coming off a 95-118 loss to Miami and have lost two straight, while the Magic have dropped their last three games. Don’t miss the tip off at 7PM eastern.
Two years ago today, Victor Oladipo was a sophomore standout for the Indiana Hooisers. Although his breakout season as a college superstar came one year later, Oladipo was no slouch on the hardwood during his sophomore year. As Indiana hosted Chattanooga on November 13, 2011, Oladipo dropped 21 points, which was his college career-high at the time.
Nowadays, you can catch Victor Oladipo in Jordan Brand models, but during this stretch of the 2011-12 college season, Oladipo wore the adidas Adizero Rose 2, the third official Derrick Rose signature model. Boasting SprintFrame technology and a ventilated SprintWeb upper, this model was a high performer for Derrick Rose (who won his first NBA MVP award while wearing them) and college players like Oladipo alike.