Orlando Magic’s newest guard Victor Oladipo lived up to his potential during the Magic’s first game in Summer League. Oladipo started the game by making two three pointers and a field goal. Oladipo finished the Magic’s game with 18 points, seven assists and five steals.
The Magic defeated the Boston Celtics 95-88 in the first day of Orlando’s Pro Summer League.
In Indiana Oladipo was a guard and he is mainly viewed as a shooting guard but during the Magic’s first game he was used as both a shooting and point guard. He was switched back and forth between the two and he didn’t have any problems.
It is clear the Magic view him as a guard and not only a shooting guard. The Magic’s Summer League head coach James Borrego said that they want Oladipo to grow as a guard and not limit him to just one position.
When asked if putting Oladipo in the point guard position is an experiment Borrego responded, “I think its just growth. I wouldn’t call it an experiment its more like lets see what we have. Let him grow at both positions.”
Prior to the game the Orlando Magic announced that Oladipo officially signed with the Magic but the terms of the deal are not disclosed.
Oladipo was selected by the Orlando Magic second overall in the 2013 NBA Draft. During this three years in Indiana Oladipo averaged 10.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.7 apg and 1.55 stlpg.
In college Oladipo was a very defensive player. He set a single season record with 78 steals and his record of 161 career steals ranks third in Hoosiers’ history. The Magic hope his defensive abilities will transfer well as he enters the NBA.