Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2012-2013 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Victor Oladipo.
Oladipo (36 games): 13.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.1 apg, 0.8 blocks, 2.2 steals, 59.9% FG, 44.1% 3PFG, 74.6% FT in 28.4 minutes per game.
God gives us all talents, but it’s up to us what to do with them. Some waste them and die wondering What Might Have Been. Others do enough to get by; they coast. Some work hard and grow them, and the ordinary becomes extraordinary over time.
And on rare occasions, that hard work, the hours, the relentless drive and dedication to the talents and the craft when no one’s watching makes people blossom into a special flower quicker than anyone thought, and maybe beyond even what they, or anyone else, ever imagined.
This was Victor Oladipo’s 2012-13 campaign — an impossible rise from a defense-first DMV kid with potential second round sniffs to a complete package Top 10 pick, a man, in but a few months time.
“In all my years of covering the draft, I’v...