Oladipo drawing praise at USA Basketball camp

  • 07/30/2014 9:57 am in

NBA.com: Derrick Rose: Oladipo is a “Big-Time Talent”

Here is a sampling of some of the comments about Oladipo’s inclusion in the USA Basketball system and his future with the Magic:

From Chicago star point guard Derrick Rose, who looked on in amazement last January when Oladipo pumped in 35 points, eight assists and three steals: “He’s a great player already. I love how he plays and he plays with so much confidence. He totally deserves to be up here (with team USA) and I’m already a big fan of his. I love how he takes the game so serious.

“I’m here for him if he ever needs me,’’ Rose said after hearing that Oladipo hopes to pick his brain during his time with USA Basketball. “I know how serious he takes it. He’s such a talent with his size, what he can do on the floor and how he reads opponents, especially defensively. He’s a big-time talent.’’

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  • OhioHoosier

    There will never be a day where I don’t enjoy reading an article about Vic.

  • inLinE6

    Not many people recognized his talent just 5 years ago. CTC is a big-time talent evaluator as well.

  • David Yaraschefski

    I think it’s possible that in 20 years I will remember Vic as my favorite IU player ever.

  • Hoosier Hall

    D Rose probably realized this while trying to score and run an offense while Vic was torturing him with his constant pressure defense. Lol! That’s awesome!

  • Hoosier Pride

    Christmas wishlist for the next 12 years..Vic lining up at the 2 next to Paul George.

  • Aiken_Hoosier

    You don’t think the Cleveland brass aren’t kicking themselves right about now for not drafting Oladipo?????

  • NMStan

    Hmmmmm? Who said “The will to prepare is more important than the will to win”. That resonates so true in watching this fine young man.
    Go Hoosiers!


    Soooooo, what the article boils down to is that they are all just now realizing what we have known about Mr. Victor Oladipo pretty much all along ? I think so.

    I’m not saying Bennett won’t ever become a decent, or even good player, but I’m thinking that the powers that be in Cleveland, more than once, have had visions of what could have been had they had the foresight to draft Vic, instead of Bennett. Cleveland with Irving, LeBron and Love ( I think he eventually ends up there ) and their supporting cast would be considered a pretty imposing ensemble, I think most would agree, but imagine that team with Vic playing along side of those three. Guarantee you somebody in Cleveland’s front office is playing the, ” I told you so ” card. lol

    A very wise man ( my father, who, while no longer with me, still continues to look smarter every day ) once said, ” if foresight was as good as hindsight, we’d all be better off by a damn sight “, I guess the guy that pulled the trigger on Bennett instead of Vic is playing that card against the I told you so card. lol