#4 Victor Oladipo | F

Hometown: Upper Marlboro, MD     

Height: 6'5"

Weight: 214

Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward

Team: Indiana

Class: Junior

Right-handed… Oladipo really elevated his game, which was crucial in Indiana’s return to basketball relevance this past season. He was up-and-down throughout the year, but was effective as an overall contributor, especially on the defensive end of the floor. At 6’5”, 215 pounds, he has pretty good size, but even better length and athleticism to compete at the next level. He is an explosive leaper to get up around the rim to finish on the offensive end or collect missed shots on the defensive end. While his offensive game is a work in progress, Oladipo does a great job utilizing his physical gifts, combined with his motor and toughness to get out in transition, cut towards the basket and hit the offensive glass. He was one of the better performers for players of his position at getting to the foul line and posting one of the highest free-throw rates for a wing… Oladipo shows promise on the defensive end with very good lateral quickness and length that allow him the versatility to guard four positions on the floor.

As previously noted, Oladipo’s offensive game is still pretty raw. He earns most of his offensive via transition opportunities and basket cuts, but is steadily improving on his perimeter jumper. He lacks advanced ball-handling skills to create for himself or for others and most of his turnovers are a result of ball-pressure or simple mental lapses of mis-handling the dribble. If he can play at different speeds, and change direction, Oladipo’s offensive game would greatly improve, especially with his quick first step… His perimeter shot is in the works, attempting 48 3-point shots as a sophomore and many more 2-point jump shots as compared to his freshman season.
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