September 28th, 2013 at 9:30 AM
By Sports Media 101
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July 3rd, 2013 at 2:00 PM
By Jessica Pifalo
Victor Oladipo has been making quite a name for himself these past couple months. From rising up in the rankings, to being the No. 2 first round draft pick, his name seems to be heard continuously. Well, here he is again making headlines for himself as he will be the top contender for the Orlando Pro Summer League.
While the Magic are not the top team to win, this league is more of a chance to improve skills and player development, rather than focusing on winning. The Magic specificaly would like to highlight on what Oladipo can do as a guard, after his years at Indiana as a shooting guard. According to reports from the Orlando Sentinel Magic coach, Jacque Vaughn is really focused on seeing what Oladipo will bring to the table.
"We'll have the opportunity to kind of implement a little bit and experiment a little bit and see all that Victor can do on the floor for us," said Vaughn.
The summer league will begin on Saturday and will show some familiar faces, such as rookie center Jared Berggren from Wisconsin, rookie forward Keith Clanton from UCF, and many others, but this is certain, as the league kicks off, the spotlight will be on Oladipo to show the Magic why he was the No. 2 draft pick.Read more... Join the Conversation...
July 1st, 2013 at 1:12 PM
By Jessica Pifalo
The Orlando Magic selected University of Oklahoma Romero Osby in the second round of the NBA Draft. Osby isn’t too well known of a player, who first transferred from Mississippi State to improve his game with the Sooners and did in his senior year season, it leaves us with this question, how will Osby help the Orlando Magic?
While Osby won’t be a NBA star or even remotely a starter, that doesn’t count him out as a good pick. The Orlando Magic are looking to rebuild for next season, and seem to draft players with great work ethic, such as first round draft pick Victor Oladipo. While Osby is no Oladipo, player-wise, Osby still showed tremendous work ethic coming from Mississippi State to Oklahoma. Averaging 16 points and seven rebounds per game, while shooting at a respective 52.6 percent from the field, these stats alone will leave him a solid bench player, which again is something the Magic need. His rebounding will give the Magic a much needed aid.
Osby states that the support from the fans will motivate him as he starts his NBA career.Read more... Join the Conversation...
June 28th, 2013 at 7:51 PM
By Kyerstin Hill
As reported last night, the Orlando Magic selected Victor Oladipo during the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday. As the night concluded and University of Wisconsin forward, Jared Berggren, went undrafted, his NBA dreams were not lost as he signed with the Magic today.
At the University of Wisconsin, Jared Berggren set career high records in his last season, scoring 11 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game. After starting every game for the Badgers for the second season in a row, he was named on the All-Defensive team and was an All-Big Ten honoree by the end of the 2012-2013 season.
Before Thursday, he listened to some words of wisdom from former Badger, Greg Sistema, who went undrafted, but found his way to the NBA through playing overseas then finding a spot on the Boston Celtics roster.
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Berggren explains, "The advice he gave me is, ‘Regardless of what happens in the draft, you have to keep working hard, keep grinding and improving.’ That’s what it took for him to find his way into the NBA.”
June 27th, 2013 at 9:24 PM
By Jessica Pifalo
With the no. 2 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic have selected Victor Oladipo from Indiana University. The six-foot-five guard has been moving up quickly in the rankings prior to tonight’s pick, surpassing popular draft pick, Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore.
Oladipo is an explosive player who has improved tremendously in a years time. He has grabbed the attention of NBA teams since his sophomore year when he averaged 10.8 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game and 1.4 steals per game. He has held the NBA's attention all the way to his junior year where he averaged 13.6 points per game, along with 6.3 rebounds and two steals per game. Oladipo will be a great asset both offensively and defensively to Orlando.
There are many factors that make Oladipo stand out among other draft picks, such as McLemore. The first is his strong athleticism. It is something that the Orlando Magic wanted and it’s something that they desperately needed as they hope to rebuild and revive come the 2013-2014 season. Next is his leadership, something he plans on taking from college to the NBA. As Olidipo has stated in the past before he hopes to “make an impact on both sides of the floor whether it would be on the offensive end or defensive end.” And finally his work ethic, which is something Oladipo takes pride in. From his improvements at Indiana, it is stated that Oladipo may have the best work ethic in the 2013 draft class, which will be a positive factor on Orlando.Read more... Join the Conversation...