Indiana Hoosiers' Victor Oladipo Could Be Great In the NBA

By Trevor Lowry

Entering the 2012-13 college basketball season, Cody Zeller was being regarded as the best player for the Indiana Hoosiers. There really wasn’t even a close second. Zeller had a great season, but Victor Oladipo stepped up his game for the Hoosiers and was arguably the best player on this team at the end of the season. With that said, Oladipo can be great in the NBA.

On the season, Oladipo averaged 13.6 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game, 2.2 steals per game and 2.1 assists per game. In no way is Oladipo a one-dimensional player. He can play great defense and he can take over a game with his offense. He is also very athletic, which is one of the biggest reasons why he can be great at the next level.

It also helps that Oladipo is 6’5” which is a decent height for a shooting guard in the NBA.

Whether the case, he makes the ball at a very high rate, shooting 59.9 percent from the field and 44.1 percent from behind the arc. His 74.6 percent from the charity stripe is also above average.

Oladipo is pretty much good at everything basketball. He can shoot, dribble, drive to the basket, rebound and the list goes on and on. His versatility is going to take him a long way in the NBA and whichever team drafts him will be very lucky. Not to mention, Oladipo still had one more year of eligibility left in college basketball, so he is still pretty young compared to the one-and-done players that will be entering the draft.

Look for Oladipo to be great at the next level.


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