Oladipo looking forward to future in Bloomington

  • 11/11/2009 5:30 am in

Surrounded by coaches, family and friends, Victor Oladipo will sign a Letter of Intent with Indiana at 3 pm today in the library at DeMatha High School in Hyattsville (MD). He is the only player expected to sign with the Hoosiers on the first day of the early signing period, which ends on November 18.

Oladipo, who committed to IU following a visit in early September, is excited to begin the next chapter of his basketball career in Bloomington.

“I feel like a weight has been lifted off my chest,” Oladipo told Inside the Hall. “I’m looking forward to playing with my future teammates and doing well this season with DeMatha as well.”

The 6-5 wing followed up his early September visit with a trip to Hoosier Hysteria in October to watch Indiana kick off its season. And he could return to Bloomington to take in a game this season if his schedule with DeMatha allows.

“It was fun,” Oladipo said of Hoosier Hysteria. “I’m looking forward to going back up there again and spending time with my teammates and the fans. I’m going to get both schedules and compare both of them and see if I can get out there for a game.”

You can read Indiana’s release on the Oladipo signing, with comments from Tom Crean, by clicking here.

Previously on ITH:

+ Victor Oladipo joins Indiana’s 2010 class (September 7, 2009)

+ Maurice Creek, Victor Oladipo and a lot of dunks (September 7, 2009)

+ Victor Oladipo has arrived in Bloomington (September 3, 2009)

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  • GFDave

    Welcome to IU VO. We wish you much success.

  • hoosierodi

    From the way things are shaping up it looks like we could have one really athletic 2010 class with some height too. All three of our highest expectations are around 6-5 or 6-6 and can get up. I like VO a lot. I think he will become a fan favorite fast.

  • Kelin Blab

    If IU gets a 2010 class of VO, Sheehey, and Selby or Kendrick….it will be one of the most athletic classes IU has ever had…..and I would begin to think about dancing in 2010/11

  • BGleas

    This is totally off-topic, but wanted to point out this article from Pat Forde on ESPN.com. He highlights how his top 10 programs historically all had peaks and valleys during the last decade. After reading some of the valleys programs like UNC and OSU had and then how quickly they were able to turn things around, it just made me feel real positive about IU and CTC.


    UCLA had a 19 loss season and within 3 years went to 3 straight Final Fours. UNC had a 20 loss season and three years later won the National title. OSU sat out the '05 tourney because of violations and 2 years later was in the championship game. IU just needs a recruit or two to break our way and we'll be back in the national spotlight before we know it. It can be done!

  • StuHoo

    Along the Pat Forde line, the true saviors (too strong?) of the program are Watford and Creek. Thes seem to be two uber-talented classy kids that had their tickets punched to anywhere, but chose to take a leap of faith to be the founding fathers of the re-start of the IU tradition. I see a lot of message board talk of how we need to sign a 5 star to be “back”, but these two have already planted the seeds.

  • GFDave

    DC area Hoosiers: Here is the link to DeMatha's schedule. The game on Fri. Dec 11 against Archbishop Carroll looks like a good one to go see VO play. Thoughts?


  • VO, see you soon. Bring your dancing shoes.

  • Anonymous

    Not a stellar class for Tommy Crean. I thought hauling in McD’s All Americans would be a slam dunk at It’s Indiana, It’s Indiana.