Video: Victor Oladipo highlights at Indy Pro AM

  • 07/01/2011 8:21 am in

Victor Oladipo scored 23 points in an overtime win (over teammates Jordan Hulls and Will Sheehey) at the Indy Pro AM league at IUPUI on Thursday night and Inside the Hall was there to capture video of the Indiana sophomore wing. Watch over three minutes of clips of the bulked-up Oladipo (wearing jersey No. 6) in the embedded video player below (Note: You can expand the video to full screen by using the arrows in the bottom right hand corner of the player):

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  • Anonymous

    Looks like Victor has been working hard in the gym and on the court. His mid range game has improved and once he can extend that a little he will be a big threat everywhere on the floor. Right now I don’t see how he’s not going to start when the season tips.

  • cdog

    Love the way he attacks the basket and makes his free throws.  We really need more of that.  He still needs to work on the long-range shots.  They did not seem to be falling for him.  His energy is very high.

  • Anonymous

    I likes what I see very much.  His body is much more Big 10 ready while his athleticism has not been sacrificed.  Great takeaways:

    1.  He is playing with confidence (taking ball to basket, pull-up j’s, bringing ball up the floor).
    2.  They weren’t falling but they will.  His stroke has great form and timing.  It looks very natural for him to shoot off of the dribble.  The makes will come.
    3.  His ball handling and moves to the basket are much, much better.  He used to be a straight line drive.  That looks to have changed.

    It will be hard to keep Vic out of the starting line-up this year.  He has the potential to be a absolute beast on both ends of the floor. 

    I love it!

  • Anonymous

    I likes what I see very much.  His body is much more Big 10 ready while his athleticism has not been sacrificed.  Great takeaways:

    1.  He is playing with confidence (taking ball to basket, pull-up j’s, bringing ball up the floor).
    2.  They weren’t falling but they will.  His stroke has great form and timing.  It looks very natural for him to shoot off of the dribble.  The makes will come.
    3.  His ball handling and moves to the basket are much, much better.  He used to be a straight line drive.  That looks to have changed.

    It will be hard to keep Vic out of the starting line-up this year.  He has the potential to be a absolute beast on both ends of the floor. 

    I love it!

  • Anonymous

    If Coach Crean doesn’t put Will and Vic in the game at the same time A LOT this year, he needs his head examined.  These two kids play hard at both ends of the floor and make things happen.  A few mistakes were made but by and large, these two were getting it done….but rarely played together for some reason.  Both look bigger, stronger and more confident as well as better basketball players.  Coach, please play these guys more this year!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    If Coach Crean doesn’t put Will and Vic in the game at the same time A LOT this year, he needs his head examined.  These two kids play hard at both ends of the floor and make things happen.  A few mistakes were made but by and large, these two were getting it done….but rarely played together for some reason.  Both look bigger, stronger and more confident as well as better basketball players.  Coach, please play these guys more this year!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    If Coach Crean doesn’t put Will and Vic in the game at the same time A LOT this year, he needs his head examined.  These two kids play hard at both ends of the floor and make things happen.  A few mistakes were made but by and large, these two were getting it done….but rarely played together for some reason.  Both look bigger, stronger and more confident as well as better basketball players.  Coach, please play these guys more this year!!!!!!!!

  • CutterInChicago

    He does look bigger.  If he could improve his outside shot… wow, that would a lot of weapons for him

  • CutterInChicago

    He does look bigger.  If he could improve his outside shot… wow, that would a lot of weapons for him

  • Anonymous

    Agreed.  Vic really started to come on in some games there towards the end of the year and put up some good #s.  Crean seemed reluctant to keep him in the game.  I would assume due to his lack of inexperience and ability to handle the ball.  I feel like those things melt away this year.  Vic should have a much-improved sophomore campaign.

    The same really kind of holds true for Will as well. 

    I really like both of these guys as players and as men.  They too will be big in turning this all around.  I think people underestimate how hard it will be for Hollowell, Patterson, etc. to take playing time away from these two as juniors and seniors. 

  • Anonymous

    Agreed.  Vic really started to come on in some games there towards the end of the year and put up some good #s.  Crean seemed reluctant to keep him in the game.  I would assume due to his lack of inexperience and ability to handle the ball.  I feel like those things melt away this year.  Vic should have a much-improved sophomore campaign.

    The same really kind of holds true for Will as well. 

    I really like both of these guys as players and as men.  They too will be big in turning this all around.  I think people underestimate how hard it will be for Hollowell, Patterson, etc. to take playing time away from these two as juniors and seniors. 

  • Brklynhoosier

    That was exactly my thought — if those perimeter shots start falling — game over, man, game over…

  • That out-of-bounds save at 1:37 was prettier than his reverse dunk.

  • That out-of-bounds save at 1:37 was prettier than his reverse dunk.

  • Anonymous

    Was impressed with what seems to be a lot of improvement in more than one area for VO. I’m like everybody else once the the shots behind and around the 3 line start falling and with his already good D even looking better he will be very hard to keep off of the floor.

    Random thoughts after watching it again and concentrating on WS & JH:

    WS wearing a long sleeve jersey….under his game jersey. Was the air conditioning working that well ?

    Only JH would try to take a charge in a game of this type and only JH would try to turn and tell someone that there is an unguarded guy coming in from the side on a fast break.  LOL Shows just how much of a bball IQ he has. It never takes a play off even in a game like this or even on the playground would be my guess.

  • Oladipo guarded Mack all night. I don’t know if Mack was just not trying but O did a great job against him. O was definatly the MVP of that game.

  • Dwayne

    Somebody wants to be a starter….

  • Dwayne

    Somebody wants to be a starter….

  • base

    7.4 pts. 3.7 reb, in 18 minutes a game last year. Now add the 22 minutes Rivers got a game last year and divide that in half between Remy and Victor and Victor’s minutes increases to around 29 minutes a game. Remy will get at least 10 minutes a game. Incidently, Victor’s highs came when he played 27 minutes and scored 16 points, 7 boards and 5 assist. Is there a better all around player than Victor other than perhaps Zeller?

  • base

    7.4 pts. 3.7 reb, in 18 minutes a game last year. Now add the 22 minutes Rivers got a game last year and divide that in half between Remy and Victor and Victor’s minutes increases to around 29 minutes a game. Remy will get at least 10 minutes a game. Incidently, Victor’s highs came when he played 27 minutes and scored 16 points, 7 boards and 5 assist. Is there a better all around player than Victor other than perhaps Zeller?

  • base

    7.4 pts. 3.7 reb, in 18 minutes a game last year. Now add the 22 minutes Rivers got a game last year and divide that in half between Remy and Victor and Victor’s minutes increases to around 29 minutes a game. Remy will get at least 10 minutes a game. Incidently, Victor’s highs came when he played 27 minutes and scored 16 points, 7 boards and 5 assist. Is there a better all around player than Victor other than perhaps Zeller?

  • base

    7.4 pts. 3.7 reb, in 18 minutes a game last year. Now add the 22 minutes Rivers got a game last year and divide that in half between Remy and Victor and Victor’s minutes increases to around 29 minutes a game. Remy will get at least 10 minutes a game. Incidently, Victor’s highs came when he played 27 minutes and scored 16 points, 7 boards and 5 assist. Is there a better all around player than Victor other than perhaps Zeller?

  • Anonymous

    Victor, Sheehey, and possibly from the sounds of it, Remy.  We need kids that can do it at both ends of the court and we are getting better at getting those kids.  I’m sure Zeller will do just fine at both ends too, especially after he puts on about 30 lbs.

  • Anonymous

    Victor, Sheehey, and possibly from the sounds of it, Remy.  We need kids that can do it at both ends of the court and we are getting better at getting those kids.  I’m sure Zeller will do just fine at both ends too, especially after he puts on about 30 lbs.

  • base

    I think many are underestimating Remy’s talent because his signing was so quick. He was let out of his LOI with Bradley and we signed him five days later. Coach didn’t hesitate to sign this kid. That alone tells me the kid is special. You don’t give a scholly to someone that quickly unless they are a huge improvement to your team. Crean already said Remy is the best player on the team that can get to the hole off his dribble. We are going to be real good this year. Incidently, Cody is absolutely tearing it up in open gym.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t care if Vic can hit long range jumpers.  Just let him use his strength and athleticism and attack, attack, attack the basket to score or go to the line or both.

  • Luke72

    They must attack the basket from multiple positons for them to utilize Cody being on the floor! Just got’s to love VO’s energy out on the floor!

  • jcris454

    This may be because this game is more similar to playground bball than collage bball, but the simple fact that Vic has the confidence to shoot multiple pull up threes means that he believes that they will fall. Not saying they will all fall, but last year it seemed he was scared to shoot in some instances from outside. I would assume thought that he wont miss all of them like he did in this clip.

  • marcusgresham

    Sheehey

  • marcusgresham

    Sheehey

  • marcusgresham

    He hit 6 free throws.  That alone is cause for celebration.

  • Anonymous

    I think the main thing is he is taking the outside shot without hesistation.  It’s a process, he’ll start to make them more and more often.  The kid is just somebody that makes good things happen for the team.

  • What i like:
    –  Still the best “slashing” player on the squad
    –  Looks like his handle has improved on penetration with the ball
    –  Playing a little more within himself
    –  That he strives to develop his outside game
    –  Calbert can really be instrumental in Victors development
    –  He will/ (has to) be defensive specialist on the floor

    What I fear:
    –  Any offensive scheme that has Victor shooting a jumpshot this season…stay 4 years, really excel at attacking the basket this year, continue to work on mid-long range game in offseason, and jr./ sr year become a Terrance Williams type player (college-wise). 
    –  Watching another season without defined roles on both sides of the ball.