Athletically he’s so gifted. And he combines that with hard work both in the game and in practice. He keeps working on his game and getting better. His attitude was just special in the interview we had. He’s humble, but confident. He doesn’t draw attention to himself, but when he speaks he sounds like a leader. I worry about his jump shot a little and his ball handling, too. But I really feel like he’s going to get better. And if he does? We’ll all regret not taking him. All of us.
His incredible intensity and Indiana’s ‘work culture’ transformed him from a potentially good Big Ten player to a likely NBA lottery pick. On both ends, he is an excellent anticipation defender, a relentless rebounder and an attacking slasher … (on draft prospects with the Best Motor) There’s Oladipo and then everyone else.
ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla on Victor Oladipo