Basketball Player (1992– )
Tall and handsome Victor Oladipo is a well-known american professional basketball player. He’s best known as the player from Indiana Pacers of National Basketball Association (NBA) wearing a jersey number 5. He usually plays from shooting guard and point guard position.
Early Life, Childhood, and Education
Victor Oladipo was born on 4 May1992 in Silver Spring and raised in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He’s of African American ethnicity and has an American nationality.
He is the son of Joan Amanze Oladipo and Christopher Oladipo. He was born and named as Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo. His mother worked as a nurse and father as a health executive. He has 3 sisters, Kristine, Kendra, and twin sister Victoria.
Kendra became deaf once she was in second grade. He studied at DeMatha Catholic high school in Hyattsville, Maryland and attended Indiana University.
Professional Life and Career
High School and College Career
In his senior year at DeMatha, Oladipo helped DeMatha to Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and city championships, he then received the 2010 Washington Post, 2010 All-Met first team and first team All-WCAC honours. Rivals.com rated him no. 144 overall and no. 41 shooting guard, whereas scouts.com graded him 39 and ESPN rated him no. 59.
After turning down offers from the University of Notre Dame and Xavier University, Oladipo went on to play basketball for Indiana University wherever he studied sports communication broadcasting. Oladipo referred to Indiana as a basketball city following his commitment to Indiana University.
In his 1st year at Indiana University, Oladipo had a decent season, although he didn’t claim any major honours, the 2011/12 season his sophomore season was better as he led his team to the NCAA championship, wherever they lost out in the sweet sixteen. Oladipo rose to national acclaim in his junior year, claiming the big 10 championships for the Indiana Hoosiers. Eamonn Brennan of ESPN spoken Oladipo as a ‘bonafide collegiate star’. That season, Oladipo received the Sporting News Men’s college basketball player of the Year and therefore the National Co-Defensive Player of the Year awards. He additionally received the first team All-American honours by Sporting News and united states Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). Oladipo enlisted for the 2013 NBA draft, forgoing his remaining years at college.
Orlando Magic (2013–2016)
Oladipo was projected to be a top-14 choose by ESPN and CBS Sports. He was but picked by the Orlando Magic as its second overall pick. Oladipo went on to sign his rookie contract with the Orlando Magic on July 8, 2013.
The 2013 NBA rookie class voted Oladipo as the best defender, co-favourite for 2013/14 rookie of the year, co-favourite to possess the best career and second most athletic. Oladipo registered his 1st triple-double of his career on Dec 3, 2014, in shame against the Philadelphia 76ers with twenty six points, ten rebounds and ten assists. in that same game, Micheal Carter-Williams a rookie with the 76ers registered his 1st triple-double. Each players made a record as the 1st rookies to registered their 1st triple-doubles in the same game, the first and solely time the feat has been recorded in the NBA.
Oladipo went on to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge and the Tack Bells Skills Challenge. Oladipo came second within the rookie of the year voting. In Oct of the 2014/15 season, Oladipo was ruled out of play indefinitely as a results of a fracture he sustained in his face. The Orlando Magic went on to extend Oladipo’s contract until the 2015/16 season. Oladipo resumed play on Nov 24, however not without a facial protection mask. He participated in the 2015 NBA All-stars weekend, he competed in the Rising Stars Challenge and therefore the Slam Dunk contest wherever he emerged second. His contract was further extended until the 2016/17 season in Oct 2015.
In the 2015/16 season, Oladipo registered his second career triple-double. He additionally suffered a concussion which saw him out of action for the final three games of the 2015/16 season.
Oklahoma City Thunder (2016–2017)
In Jan 2016, Oladipo was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He went on to sign a four-year contract extension worth $84 million with the Oklahoma City Thunders on Oct 31.
Indiana Pacers (2017–date)
In July 2017, Oladipo was traded to the Indiana Pacers. At his new side, Oladipo went on to put on a beautiful performance that earned him eastern Conference Player of the week honour in Oct. In Dec, he achieved the feat once more. In Jan 2018, Oladipo was named an eastern Conference All-Star reserve. The Pavers progressed to the playoffs wherever they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Oladipo was named the NBA Most Improved Player in the 2017/18 season.
The 2018/19 season proven to be one stuffed with injuries woes for Oladipo suffering a right knee injury in Nov and a ruptured tendon in January. Despite his injuries, Oladipo was named an eastern Conference All-Star reserve.
Victor Oladipo, he is possibly single. There isn’t any information regarding his romantic relationship affairs. There isn’t any solid proof which leads towards his married lifestyle and children. But it is rumored that he is dating actress Bria Myles.
Salary and Net Worth
His salary according to the reports of 2016 is 6.553 million dollars net worth is estimated to be 10 million dollars.
Victor has a height of 6 feet 4 inches and weighs 95 kg. His hair color and eye color is black. His shoe size is unknown.
- NBA All-Star (2018, 2019)
- NBA All-Defensive First Team (2018)
- NBA Most Improved Player (2018)
- All-NBA Third Team (2018)
- NBA steals leader (2018)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (2014)
- Sporting News Player of the Year (2013)
- Adolph Rupp Trophy winner (2013)
- Consensus first-team All-American (2013)
- Co-NABC Defensive Player of the Year (2013)
- Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2013)
- First-team All-Big Ten (2013)
- Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2012, 2013)
There were controversy and negative criticisms against Victor when he did not stand up during the national anthem.