Victor Oladipo is proof that hard work pays off. The Indiana product spent most of last offseason in the gym and it turned the previous fringe pro prospect into a guaranteed lottery pick in next week’s draft. With his improved jump shot and always-present defense, Oladipo could go as high as No. 2, according to some of the mock drafts.
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ESPN’s Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose recently sat down with the former Indiana star, whose improved play was integral to Indiana winning the Big Ten regular-season championship and advancing to its second consecutive Sweet 16.
The video, entitled The NBA Job Interview, resembled a job interview, and Oladipo, as they say, nailed it.
On his first purchase upon signing NBA contract: “Bank account. Don’t need to spend it.”
On what he’ll say when teammates ask him to go out night before game in Miami: “Nah. I got to guard LeBron the next day.”
On what he’ll feel when he gets drafted, shakes David Stern’s hand: “It’s going to be a crazy feeling. I just hope I don’t start crying.”
– h/t @Justin_Albers
Trey Burke also sat down with Simmons and Rose:
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