Coming into the year all the talk was about Cody Zeller and how he was the best player in America and the best player on the best team in the country. As Zeller goes, the Hoosiers go, but that is not the case thanks to high flyer and versatile guard, Victor Oladipo.
When Indiana needed a win today to avoid back-to-back losses, all Oladipo did was score a career-high, 26 points. Not only did he score 26 points, but he was 8-10 from the field. He also hit a three-pointer and went 9-10 from the charity strike. The kid just wouldn’t miss and led the Hoosiers to a huge road win over No. 10 Ohio State.
Oladipo also recorded a team-high eight rebounds and dished out three assists while getting two steals on the defensive end. Today’s game was just another game that allowed Oladipo to show he is the best player on Indiana and that he got snubbed from the mid-season Wooden Award list.
On the season, Oladipo averages 13.8 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game. He doesn’t lead the team in scoring, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t the best player on team. Oladipo brings the energy and intensity to the team that no other player brings and he makes the big time plays when his team needs them.
He is a player who can swing the momentum with one single dunk, he throws it down that hard.
Against ranked opponents, Oladipo ups his points per game to 20. That is what shows who the best player on a team is. The one who comes to perform against the teams his team needs him to. Oladipo is a human highlight real and a college basketball stud.
Oladipo needs to get some more recognition for what he does for his team and he is the main reason why the Indiana Hoosiers are the current No. 1 team in the country.