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Q & A: Victor Oladipo on IU, his NBA career and more

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Former Indiana All-American Victor Oladipo is entering his third NBA season with the Orlando Magic and earlier this week, he was at the KFC Yum! Center for a preseason game against the Miami Heat.

Following shootaround on Wednesday afternoon, Oladipo spoke to Inside the Hall and other assembled media about a variety of topics. We’ve transcribed some of those comments below in a Q & A format:

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Former IU forward Emmitt Holt issues apology

Former Indiana forward Emmitt Holt, who was dismissed from the program last week, issued the following statement via email on Sunday afternoon:

Editor’s note: The statement is unedited.

Dear Indiana University Community,
While my dismissal from the Indiana basketball team was a consequence of my own choices, I’m primarily gulity of doing what most young college students do on any given weekend which is participate in campus life which often includes engaging in the use of alcohol. As a member of the Indiana basketball team I realize that I am held to a higher standard than most college students, coaches and family down and for that I’m truly sorry. I promise to learn from my mistakes and I look forward to pursuing my studies and my basketball career at Indian Hills. I want to thank Coach Crean, the entire staff, my teammates and most of all the great fans of Indiana Basketball for my time I’m Bloomington.
Sincerely,
Emmitt Holt

NBA Summer League roundup: Vonleh breaking out in Vegas

Four former IU players – Christian Watford, D.J. White, Noah Vonleh and Will Sheehey – are participating in the various NBA summer leagues with varying roles and different degrees of success.

The standout of the group is Vonleh, a 2014 lottery pick who was traded from Charlotte to Portland last month. Here’s a look at how each of the former Hoosiers has fared this summer:

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Sheehey added to New Orleans Pelicans summer league roster

Former Indiana forward Will Sheehey, who started his first professional season in Europe and finished it in the NBA Development League, will play in the NBA summer league for the New Orleans Pelicans.

Sheehey will play for the Pelicans in the Las Vegas summer league, which begins on July 10.

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Watford added to Indiana Pacers summer league roster

Former Indiana forward Christian Watford isn’t giving up on his dream to play in the NBA.

The Indiana Pacers announced on Monday afternoon that Watford is one of 14 players who will be playing for the organization in July’s NBA summer league in Orlando.

Watford will wear No. 17 and according to IUHoosiers.com, could also play for the Sacramento Kings in the Vegas summer league.

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