The Orlando Magic elected to hold on to the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft and opted to use it on Indiana star Victor Oladipo.
It’s safe to say the Magic needed Oladipo’s help after having the worst record in the NBA last season. Here’s the scoop on Oladipo from NBA.com, where the scouts compare him to Tony Allen:
Unheralded from a national perspective before the season began, Oladipo took his game to another level and became a first-team All-American, the NABC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-Big Ten. He was a big reason the Hoosiers advanced to their second straight NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance for the first time since 1994 and their first Big Ten regular-season championship since 1993. Oladipo set Indiana single-season record for steals (78)
Oladipo has the ability to stretch the court and be a leader in every sense of the word. He joins a rebuilding team and figures to play a massive role on the offensive side of things from the start.
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