Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 6/27/13
ORLANDO, Fla. Taking need over size, the Orlando Magic selected guard Victor Oladipo of Indiana with the second pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night. The Magic could have taken center Nerlens Noel of Kentucky after the Cleveland Cavaliers surprised everyone by taking power forward Anthony Bennett of UNLV at No. 1. But they decided to go with an outstanding athlete who can score and defend, although there have been questions about his 3-point shooting ability. Im going to bring a work ethic that theyve probably never seen before, Oladipo said in an interview on ESPN minutes after his selection. Oladipo is expected to compete for the starting job at shooting guard with Arron Afflalo, although the Magic are reportedly looking to send Afflalo to the Los Angeles Clippers in a trade that would bring point guard Eric Bledsoe to the Magic. You can follow Ken Hornack on Twitter @HornackFSFla or email him at khornack32176@gmail.com.
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