Victor Oladipo declares for 2013 NBA Draft

  • 04/09/2013 12:36 pm in

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UPDATE: In a news conference on Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall, Victor Oladipo announced that he will forgo his senior year at Indiana and enter the 2013 NBA Draft.

“It’s been an honor to play here at Indiana, to grow as a human being, as a man and as a basketball player, but I will be entering the NBA Draft,” Oladipo told reporters. “It’s a honor. To be an Indiana Hoosier means so much to me and I will always be an Indiana Hoosier. This is my home. I love this place. I love the fans, I love the people.”

Press conference audio:

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We’ll have more on this developing story.

Indiana fans won’t have to wait much longer to learn what’s next for All-American guard Victor Oladipo.

The 6-foot-5 junior from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, will announce his “future plans” in a 4 p.m. news conference today at Assembly Hall. He will be joined by Tom Crean.

The news conference will be aired live on IUHoosiers.com and BTN.com.

Oladipo averaged 13.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game and shot 59.9 percent as a junior and was the first IU player to be named a first team Associated Press All-American since A.J. Guyton in 2000.

He was also The Sporting News national player of the year.

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  • no regrets is not easy

    Even though it looks like he’s leaving IU early, he won’t really leave IU. D Wade has done so much for Marquette over the years he’s been a pro, and also visited IU to confer with CTC, I see Victor Oladipo being a very involved alum. Whatever way he can continue to help IU and Bloomington, he will do. Would I love to watch and cheer him in cream and crimson next year? You bet. Will I watch and cheer him in whatever colors he wears? You bet. This guy is 1 in a million and I am so happy to have “known him when”.

  • Ole Man

    I was alive for those teams; and there’s plenty of room on the mountain to add Vic.

  • Ole Man

    Agree with the last part. Politely disagree with the first part.

  • Ole Man

    Still a first rounder.

  • Ole Man

    Still a first rounder.

  • shknqk

    Vic I hope you go to the wizards, pistons or cavs in the east or the mavericks out west… And I really hope it’s the mavs. Not sure what Hoosiers have played for Cuban… Anyone?

  • hoosier1158

    Eric Gordon

  • marcusgresham

    A better question would be, “Why doesn’t that sculpture exist?”

    For god sakes, there’s nothing but limestone around Bloomington. Surely there’s a facade suitable for carving.

    Then you have to seriously ask “who do we put up there?” Is it coaches? If so, is it just IU coaches (Knight, McCracken, Case—-does Crean get up there?), or do you include John Wooden?
    If it’s players, is it guys from the state (would be hard to exclude Bird & Robertson,) or, again, just IU players?

  • marcusgresham

    What about Walt Bellamy?

  • marcusgresham

    I don’t know if I made the comment on this site or just to a friend, but I honestly have to question the guts of some of the UK recruits. If I’m a top-10 guy and I think I’m a stud, why do I want to sign with a team that may have me as the 8th option—especially if there are other guys in my class at my same position.

  • marcusgresham

    He IS gone. This is Indiana, not Michigan; we use helping verbs to make our sentences progress in a gramatically correct manner!

  • marcusgresham

    I hope he’s back in Bloomington for pick-up games every summer. Maybe he’ll bring D. Wade with him.

  • marcusgresham

    Didn’t Greg Graham go in the first round the same year Cheaney got drafted? I can’t think of any that would have been since that.

  • marcusgresham

    Sheehey and Yogi are going to be in charge. Will doesn’t have a problem speaking up, we already know.

  • All i know is he kept saying how he had a mission to win a national championship. I was raised to keep my word and as I long as I drew breath…to keep it

  • VICTORy is Ours

    So you won’t pick Victor because he didn’t make an Elite 8 but would pick Guyton who never made the Sweet 16?

  • CreamandCrimson

    Or maybe the “youngsters” won’t include guys they never saw play as their favorite players….he didn’t say Victor was the best Indiana player of all-time, just one of his favorites.