Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Victor Oladipo (Indiana) greets NBA commissioner David Stern after being selected as the number two overall pick to the Orlando Magic during the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

NBA: Victor Oladipo Signs Contract, Shines in First Game

Jun 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic first round draft pick Victor Oladipo reacts to a question by the media during a press conference at the Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Former Indiana Hoosiers guard and current Google glasses proselytizer Victor Oladipo just signed his contract earlier this morning with the Orlando Magic, the team that selected him with the second overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Later in the day he played in his first game with the franchise, a Summer League contest versus the Boston Celtics. The rookie finished the game with an impressive stat-line: 18 points, seven assists, six rebounds, and five steals (and six turnovers, but we can’t be perfect). The Orlando Magic topped the Celtics to the score 95-88.

The young Oladipo said he was nervous before taking the court for his Summer League debut, but told the press that his more-experienced teammates did a good job calming his jitters:

They definitely helped me a lot today. Without them I probably would have been all over the place and they kind of settled me down, helped me through my mistakes and just helped me be poised out there. It was fun

The team has not yet disclosed the terms of the contract, but it is known that under the collective bargaining agreement first-round picks are to sign two-year contracts (teams are allowed to extend the contracts for up to four seasons).

[Source: ESPN]


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