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:
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.
According to multiple reports, former Indiana forward Emmitt Holt will attend Indian Hills Community College this year.
Holt, who was dismissed from the Indiana program on Aug. 31, will spend one year at Indian Hills according to Alex Kline. Holt would then have two years of eligibility remaining at a Division I school beginning with the 2016-2017 season.
After spending parts of last season in Montenegro and also in the NBA Development League, Will Sheehey has agreed to spend his second professional season in France.
According to Sheehey’s agent, Keith Kreiter of Edge Sports, the former IU forward has signed a deal with Maritime Boulogne in France’s Pro-B League.
Former Indiana teammates Christian Watford and Jordan Hulls are moving on to the “Super 17” in The Basketball Tournament (TBT).
Watford and Hulls are teammates for Armored Athlete in TBT, a 5-on-5, single elimination, winner-take-all event for $1 million.
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:
For the second consecutive summer, Victor Oladipo will be participating in an event with USA Basketball.
Last summer, the Orlando Magic and former Indiana guard was a member of the USA Basketball select team that trained with the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s National Team in Las Vegas. Cody Zeller was also a part of that team.