I am surprised nobody made a thread about him yet. Oladipo came up really big against #13 Michigan St. with 21 pts, 7 rebs, 6 stls, 3 blks, and 1 ast.
A lockdown defender and his shot seems to be improving, I think he has great size for the two at 6-5 and he would make some team very happy.
What is his draft stock? Late first-round to early second? Mid second to late second? Undrafted?
I'm surprised you've never seen a thread about him yet, he's had about four in the last two months, I even made one on December 15th. But nonetheless his draft stock is rising fast, he's a safe pick since you know what you're getting with him. Best case: Tony Allen. Worst case: Hassan Adams.
I think people are finally coming around on this guy as he gets more and more national attention. I have loved his game since he stepped on campus. It was just a matter of time and work ethic before he started putting things together. As you mentioned, his shot has improved each year. He has always had solid form it was just range and consistency. He is the best defender in the country in my opinion. I may be biased as an IU fan tho lol but he is just soooo good in every way. He guard 1s, 2s, 3s, and some 4s depending on matchups. I can go on and on all day about this guy lol
As far as draft status, I see him as a mid to late first round pick this year and next year as well just because next year should be a lot better. I just don't see how a player of his caliber could be considered a 2nd rounder ya know? He is just too good for that.
Honestly, I'd take him in the late 1st. I think Early second is a steal.
Guy is a fantastic on ball defender, an elite athlete, and an improving offensive player.
He has been his team's best player this year and he plays on the same team as Cody Zeller.
If I'm a playoff team sign me up for this guy.
Spurs to me. He has the talent to go higher, anywhere after the lottery, but he seems like Pop's kind of player. With Oladipo and Leonard locking up the wings, SA would be a monster defensive team for the next decade.
I think the comparisons to Tony Allen are selling Vic short. His shot is better than Allen's. He could be a poor man's DWade. Not as good a passer, not as big a douche.
Oladipo is currently #20 on Chad Ford's big board and projected as a mid-late first round pick.
He is not a poor mans DWade, his ceiling is tony Allen with a better offensive game. Last week you said he was a smaller Scottie Pippen, now your saying DWade???
Not nearly the ball handler, play maker, or scorer Wade was coming out
Rodney Stucky and Dion Waiters were both known as "poor mans Wade" and I wouldn't compare them to Vic
Delusional much? DWade averaged 21 a game in his first full season at Marquette
the fact that hes a legitimate 2way impact player hes gotto be no later than 15-18 range surely. Athletic, moves well off the ball and is developong his jumper at a hodd rate. Defensively we all know how good he is. after Shabazz, . Ben. M, maybe goodwin whos better at the two. Hes like a two guard MKG to me with a better shot and went second overall
Oladipo was 8-12 from the field today including 1-2 for 3-pointers, his shot looked very good today against Michigan St. and six steals against the #13 team in the nation is ridiculous definitely a lockdown defender.
His growth in three years has been tremendous. He defends and shoots better than Wade. Ball handling is slightly less. Passing not as good. Thus, poor mans Wade. Tony Allen plus shooting = poor mans Wade? I think so. Sip the Haterade, don't chug it.
Wade was a polished scorer before he even stepped onto the floor at Marquette, I don't think comparing the two makes much sense.. Wade had it all, athleticism, playmaking, scoring savvy when he was 18; Oladipo is still in the process of developing.. Wade had 21 ppg, 6 rpg 5 apg his sophomore year of college, Oladipo was still figuring out how to shoot a jumpshot (which is still a work in progress).. I don't disagree with your assertion that Oladipo is a great prospect for the NBA but to compare him to Wade just doesn't work..
To be a poor man's Wade he'd have to be projected to be able to play on the ball at the next level. I don't think Oladipo will be able play on the ball in the NBA. He's not that type of ball-handler, play maker or shot creator.
To say his ceiling is Tony Allen with better offensive game doesn't exactly give him the credit he deserves. He has made incredible strides in all phases of his game each year without much sign of slowing down, that combined with his natural athleticism I have to think projects as a player with a much higher ceiling.. When he first started up at Indiana, he was just an incredible "athlete" and in three years he has turned into the most efficient scorer in college basketball (13.5 ppg, on 66% fg, 55% 3p).. I wouldn't bet against him continuing to improve for 4-5 years, I'd be shocked if he slides out of the first round, his stock will continue to rise until the draft and will drop jaws at the combine..
I couldn't agree more. And even if he doesn't continue to develop at the next level he will still have the defense, hustle, passion, leadership, athletic ability, and ability to score in transition. All of those aspects WILL translate so ya I don't see how he could be a 2nd rounder or how he couldn't at least be a contributing role player off the bench. He is a baller
It's not that people are starting to come around to him it's that this guy is blossoming before our eyes. He's really developed and turned himself into more then just an athletic hustle player as he has actual skills on offense. He's a good facilitator, is deadly in transition, and is super efficient.
I'm not really sure what his ceiling is but his floor is Dante Jones from Duke at his peak. His ceiling is going to be different from Tony Allen because Vic has a more diverse skill set on offense.
He's going to be drafted anywhere from 12-20 in this draft I think. His stock is going to continue to climb and plus he's going to wreak havoc in predraft workouts, he's not the type of player you wanna work out against in the draft. I wouldn't be surprised one bit if he sneaks into the end of the lottery because you can insert him into a starting lineup right now.
Oladipo started playing at or close to this level halfway through last season and he has been playing at this level all year and people are just now seeing him as a mid first round pick. Earlier in the season this site had him as a second rounder for next year.. and he has been consistently awesome all season so I would definitely say people are just now seeing how good he is. Not everyone has the opportunity to watch all of his games though so I'm not surprised.
Why on earth is Oladipo still going in the 2nd round on this site.
Elite athleticism, elite defense, rapidly improving J...that's a no doubt 1st rounder too.
Lorenzo Brown going in the 2nd round is very odd as well (great playmaker, elite size, great athleticism).
Both guys should be lottery picks, if you ask me, especially in this horrid draft class.
The energy he brings on a night-in, night-out basis is second to none, and that goes with the fact that many proclaim him as the most athletic wing in the nation. With that in mind, the ceiling on this kid is much higher than people may come to realize at first glimpse.Right now, he is shooting 30 percent from three-point range, but is taking shots with much more confidence than last season, rather than forcing it to the paint. His field-goal percentage is always a good number with his speed and ability to get his own shot, which is a trait that can not be undervalued. Because of that ability, he is shooting 64.7 percent from the field thus far, making him one of the team's most efficient scorers.That type of raw ability will definitely translate to the next level. While he still may have some fundamentals to correct, that will be a very feasible feat with his work ethic.
He's shooting 53% from 3, albeit on low volume.
he reminds me of Barbosa when he was younger.... they move similar and both are quick and very athletic