Although Orlando Magic rookie guard Victor Oladipo is enjoying an excellent individual season, his Magic lost their sixth straight game, a 94-85 defeat at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies Monday night and are now just 6-15 on the season.
Oladipo comes from a power high school program in DeMatha Catholic High in Maryland, but has experienced as a season like this before. Although his Hoosiers were contenders in his junior season and maybe the front runner to win the national championship in junior season, the Hoosiers went just 12-20 during his first year on campus.
“The people back there [in Indiana] constantly reminding me about it helps a lot — people I care about, people who coached me,” Oladipo told Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
The magic had the worst record in the NBA last season, which is how they were able to select Oladipo with the second overall pick. Oladipo has made it worth their while, averaging 13.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
“I’m just realizing that it’s all a process,” Oladipo explained. “There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. So, I know right now it might seem like we’re struggling. But once we get used to each other and continue to keep working, the sky’s the limit for us.”