When Victor Oladipo committed to Tom Crean and Indiana University in 2010, he wasn’t a prospect that raised many eyebrows in terms of a high prep ranking, nor of dazzling stats during his high school career.
In fact, my own personal first impression of Oladipo was … meh.
One analysis I recall when first hearing about the DeMatha High School (Maryland) product was “crazy athletic” and “great potential.” I had heard this before, and was less than enthusiastic.
Tom Crean had brought in his first good recruiting class in 2009 with the likes of Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls, Derek Elston, and Maurice Creek. To many Hoosier fans (myself included), however, the look on paper for the 2010 class with Oladipo, Will Sheehey, and Guy-Marc Michel (ultimately ruled ineligible and never suited up for the Hoosiers) was not too impressive.
Needless to say, those of us who were initially underwhelmed were proven very, very wrong. [Read more…] about The Remarkable Hoosier Legacy of Victor Oladipo