Oladipo, Watford to make NBA Summer League debuts

  • 07/06/2013 3:12 pm in

IUMinnITH0012Former Indiana All-American Victor Oladipo, the No. 2 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, and Christian Watford will make their professional debuts on Sunday in the NBA Summer League in Orlando.

The Orlando Magic potentially giving Oladipo minutes at the point guard position is one of the major story lines to watch in Orlando, while Watford, who went undrafted, will be trying to impress decision makers with the Indiana Pacers.

“I’m a guard, so whatever guard position they want me to run I feel comfortable running it,’’ Oladipo told OrlandoMagic.com. “I pretty much did the same thing at Indiana and ran some (point guard) there. I’ll just do whatever they need in order to help us win. If they need me to play there for us to win, that sounds good to me.’’

Indiana fans will have a chance to watch both players participate in the summer league, as NBA TV will be broadcasting the games.

Oladipo plays at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday and Watford takes the court at 3 p.m. ET. All ten teams in the league will play four games before Friday’s championship.

Watford is also expected to play in the Las Vegas Summer League later this month with the Dallas Mavericks. Cody Zeller will also participate with the Charlotte Bobcats in that league.

Here’s the complete schedule for both players in Orlando (all times eastern):

Oladipo – Orlando Magic

Sunday, July 7 – vs. Boston at 11 a.m.
Monday, July 8 – vs. Oklahoma City at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, July 9 – vs. Miami at 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 11 – vs. Philadelphia at 5 p.m.

Watford – Indiana Pacers
Sunday, July 7 – vs. Oklahoma City at 3 p.m.
Monday, July 8 – vs. Philadelphia at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, July 9 – vs. Boston at 11 a.m.
Thursday, July 11 – vs. Utah at 11 a.m.

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  • Charlotte isn’t in the Orlando summer league.

  • Kelin Blab

    I don’t think we should sell short that IU had 4 pro’s on the team last year. Jordan having the opportunity to play in Poland and Christian having this NBA opportunity is great for recruiting.

  • Kenneth234

    Plus, Verdell Jones lll is playing professionally, and I believe so is Jeremiah Rivers. Is Tom Pritchard playing basketball professionally too?

  • esapata

    Rivers played for Maine in the nba d league. Vj3 has bounced around Greece and Japan. Not sure about Pritchard. I did see him at Kilroy’s a few months ago, but it’s not exactly unusual for alums to stumble through there from time to time.