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Victor Oladipo
Victor Oladipo
Position: G
Born: 05/04/92
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Salary: $5,192,520
In casting a wide net for candidates for its 2016 Olympic team, USA Basketball has handed out a slew of invites to new players for an upcoming minicamp in Las Vegas, according to league sources. Sources told that USAB has extended invitations to Chicago’s Jimmy Butler, Memphis ‘ Mike Conley, Golden State’s Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes, Orlando’s Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo and Utah’s Trey Burke to its Aug. 11-13 camp on the campus of UNLV.
Victor Oladipo has always been a family-oriented guy. When he rose to national prominence as a star playing basketball at Indiana, he frequently touted his parents, particularly his siblings in his upbringing. Now, as a guard with the Orlando Magic, he’s still giving thanks to his people, particularly his sister, Kendra. His elder, she became deaf in the second grade. It was an adjustment that forced their whole family to make changes. She eventually graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High in Greenbelt, then on to Gallaudet, where she is now a substitute teacher at the Model Secondary School on campus. Her “little” brother Victor dropped by Wednesday for a visit.
The Magic acquired Green so he could contribute off the bench and serve as a role model and mentor to the team’s youngsters. Green was a positive influence in the Magic locker room, especially for Maurice Harkless, Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton. “I talk to Willie every day,” Harkless said in March. “Willie’s definitely somebody that I talk to whenever I get frustrated. He’s the one to talk to. It’s always Willie.”
Oladipo draws the most curiosity among league insiders. People feel more certain that they understand what Payton is and will be: a crafty point guard who can’t shoot. Players improve, of course, and the Magic have a killer shooting coach in Dave Love, who will help Payton. The precedent of Jason Kidd exists. But most guys who enter the league as poor shooters usually top out at tolerable, and Payton will likely always be a pass-first dynamo with an unreliable jumper.
When he showcased his athleticism and creativity in the slam dunk contest last month at NBA All-Star Weekend, Victor Oladipo was doing much more than entertaining fans. He was on a mission to save lives. Oladipo decided before the dunk competition took place that he would donate a portion of his prize money to fight cancer. And since finishing runner-up in the contest, the second-year Orlando Magic guard has done just that. On Thursday, Oladipo donated $15,000 to the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute to combat breast cancer. Prior to this contribution, he had presented checks to Indiana University’s Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center and the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.