Making his first start as a professional, the 21-year-old Oladipo finished with 20 points, four rebounds, two assists, five steals and two blocks.
Despite lacking a consistent jumper and hitting an abysmal 38.9 percent from the floor, the former Hoosier is already a somewhat reliable scorer.
There’s no question that Oladipo remains an extremely raw talent who causes far too many boneheaded miscues.
Regardless, the Maryland native is also a defensive virtuoso who creates turnovers and flourishes in transition.
Hence, Oladipo will always find ways to contribute and produce on the hardwood.
A first-team AP All-American, Oladipo’s an aerial artist famed for diligence and preparation.
Battling the Washington Wizards for futility in the Eastern Conference Southeast Division, Orlando is again a primarily hideous squad.
However, Oladipo’s lockdown skills, energy, and passion for the sport will eventually allow the Magic to spellbind onlookers.
Accordingly, expect Victor Oladipo to earn the 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year Award this spring in “The City Beautiful.”by