Report: Oladipo named to USA Basketball select team

  • 07/19/2014 9:51 am in

Former Indiana All-American and Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo is among the group of players selected to compete against the USA Basketball men’s national team players at a three-day training camp in Las Vegas later this month, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Oladipo, who was the runner-up in the NBA’s rookie of the year voting this past season, averaged 13.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game in his first professional season.

According to reports, Oladipo is expected to be joined on the select team by New York’s Tim Hardaway Jr., Phoenix’s Miles Plumlee, Brooklyn’s Mason Plumlee, Boston’s Marcus Smart, Orlando’s Tobias Harris and Chicago’s Doug McDermott.

The training camp begins on July 28, which should allow Oladipo to play in next Saturday’s Knox Indy Pro-Am IU-Purdue alumni game at IUPUI.

The purpose of the training camp is for USA Basketball to pair down its roster of 19 players, announced last Monday, to 12 in advance of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, which begins August 30 in Bilbao, Spain.

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  • And One

    Go get ’em, Vic.

  • Hoosier Hall

    Couldn’t ask for a better representative of Hoosier Nation. This guy is going to be a star one day.

  • I never get tired of hearing about Victors continued success.

  • IUMIKE1

    The honors and opportunities continue to roll in for this very fine young man and justifiably so. Would take someone that was below the average level of stupidity for a pUKe fan (and that’s a pretty high level of stupidity) to say he doesn’t deserve them all and more. The university should give this hardworking young man some kind of award for how well he has, and will in the future, represent them.

  • marcusgresham

    I don’t know if jerseys need to be retired, but I do think there is a significant enough history that there should be jerseys hanging from somewhere, whether it’s from the rafters, around the concourse, or on display in Cook Hall, and #4 should be one of them.

  • JBishop0425

    Just curious about the IU Purdue alumni game, are there ticket sales or anything for the game?

  • Snookafly

    Yeah, but it would get confusing. Two #40s maybe.

  • IUfanforever

    Hey where is all the IU bashers CTC Tom Crean boo birds at with this guy Vic? Like Milla Red? 5 years ago CTC recruited Vic to IU and was relatively unknown to all the ESPN ranking hoopla they promote and the Vic just keeps on producing! Just maybe Jermiah April or Max Hoetzel be another workaholic at his game and produce for IU and go to the next level? Maybe CTC developed Vic into being a man working into reaching his fullest potential? I know you all will say CTC had nothing to do with developing Vic and couldn’t win with 2 All -Americans? Where is the CTC haters and bashers? Where you at Milla Red. Come on IU fans let’s get together behind this years team and show some support!

  • FinEndNow

    Would have to put names on the back. Not exactly retire jerseys but put them on display to honor certain. Oladipo and Zeller would be worthy.

  • Snookafly

    Not a bad idea. Sort of a “you have to earn the name on the back of your jersey type deal.” Of course we already have the Wall of Fame in Assembly Hall, and tons of BB pictures all over, but I guess the retired jersey is an iconic image.

  • marcusgresham

    Not unprecidented, though—I was watching the Reds game yesterday against the Yankees & they showed the retired numbers in Yankee Stadium; there were two #8s.
    Also, Evansville Harrison “retired” #40 two years in a row. The did it for Calbert, but the very next season Walter McCarty wore it so I think they did a red jersey and a white jersey.
    You don’t even have to do jerseys. Do it like the Ring of Honor in Dallas where they just put up the player’s name next to his number (or in Tom Landry’s case, the silhouette of a fedora. I guess for Knight you’d have options–a plastic chair, a sweater, a plaid sportscoat, a hand around a throat…) There are at least two 88s up there.