Photo for Headline Surfer / Victor Oladipo was in action Sunday in the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League opener at the Amway Center, scoring 18 points with seven assists, six rebounds, five steals and two 3-pointers in the Magic’s 95-88 defeat of the Boston Celtics. The Magic are hoping the Oladipo, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, can transition from college shooting guard to NBA point guard.
ORLANDO -- The Orlando Magic have signed rookie guard Victor Oladipo, who was drafted second overall by the team in the 2013 NSBA draft, General Manager Rob Hennigan has announced.
Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed, but rookie-scale salaries fall under the NBA's collective bargaining agreement, which with Oladipo's selection in the 2013 NBA draft, call for him to make $4.76 million this upcoming season and $4.98 million next season.
The Magic hold team options for Oladipo's third and fourth seasons, that call for him to receive an expected $5.2 million for the 2015-'16 season and $6.55 million for the 2016-'17 season.
Oladipo, 21, is a participant in the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League, taking place at the Magic’s practice court at the Amway Center. The action started Sunday and ends Thursday.
Last season as a junior at Indiana University, Oladipo played and started in all 36 games, averaging 13.6 points per game, 6.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.17steals in 28.4 minutes per game while shooting .599 (182-304) from the field and .441 (30-68) from three-point range. He helped the Hoosiers reach their second straight trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 and Indiana’s first outright Big Ten regular season championship since 1993.
As a sophomore, Oladipo appeared in 36 games, starting all but two of them, while averaging 10.8 points per game, 5.3 rebounds, 1.36 steals and two assists in 26.7 minutes per game. He earned Big Ten All-Defensive Team honors and was named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten. Oladipo finished eighth in the conference in steals.
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