Top Rookie Performers of the Orlando Summer League
Let's take a look at two of the top performers from the Orlando Summer League. While there were other tremendous performances, we will focus upon players who were just drafted last month.
Victor Oladipo - Guard - Orlando Magic
Oladipo averaged 19 points, five assists and three steals per game while shooting 53 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the line. Oladipo had only two main areas of concern during the summer league; they were his abnormally low field goal percentage (37 percent) and his turnovers (nearly five per game) which are to be expected of a rookie who played mostly Shooting Guard in college. The rookie form Indiana even hit a game winning shot and played stifling defense.
Kelly Oylnyk - Center - Celtics
Oylnyk finished his summer league campaign tied with OKC's Reggie Jackson in scoring with 19.5 points per game while shooting 57.4% from the field. Olynyk had no problem on the glass even with his T-Rex wingspan which he proved by pulling down 8 rebounds per contest. Olynyk displayed great court vision while dishing out nearly 3 assists per game. Olynyk's biggest question coming into the league is his liability on the defensive side of the ball. He was able to hold his own and average over 2 steals a game.
Two 2012 NBA draft picks were the stars of the Orlando Summer League. Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons) was the MPV while averaging 15 points, 15 rebounds and nearly 3 blocks per game. Andre Drummond shot only 23% from the charity stripe, but that is nothing new. Terrence Jones (Houston Rockets) put up 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds per game. Jones shot 36% from down town, while displaying terrific defense in the pain and on the perimeter.