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Video: Victor Oladipo wows with dunk Saturday night

Indiana product and NBA rookie Victor Oladipo continues to make quite the statement in his first pro season. A couple nights after going for a career-high 35 points, Oladipo threw down one of the more powerful and athletic slams you’ll see all season Friday night. If you missed it, don’t worry, it’s in this post.

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Did You See This? Victor Oladipo 'job interview'

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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Twitter poll: Who finds most success in NBA?

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The Journey: Big Ten Basketball - Tim Hardaway Jr

Five Big Ten underclassmen declared for the NBA Draft this spring, and all five were featured prominently on episodes of BTN’s “The Journey 2013.” Indiana’s Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo, Michigan’s Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., and Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas all have their eyes on the June 27 draft happens at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.. So look into your crystal ball and tell us which one you think will have the most successful pro career.

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Just how much has Indiana lost? Here's a look

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Oladipo to Zeller for the Dunk

As expected, Cody Zeller joined Victor Oladipo in entering the NBA draft. Coupled with the graduations of Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford, the early departures mean Indiana will attempt to defend its Big Ten crown without its four leading scorers, and arguably best players.

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There was nothing keeping Oladipo at Indiana

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Victor Oladipo Alley-Oop, Dunk Sequence

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When it came down to it, there was little keeping Victor Oladipo at Indiana. Think about it, the junior graduates next month, is fresh off a breakout season (Big Ten title, first-team AP All-America, unanimous first-team All-Big Ten, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year), and is a projected lottery pick.

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Burke, Oladipo finalists for 2013 Naismith Trophy

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Burke Steals and Dunks To Clinch The Win

The four finalists for the 2013 Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year were announced Sunday afternoon, and the Big Ten comprises half the field. Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and Michigan’s Trey Burke are finalists, along with Creighton’s Doug McDermott and Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr.

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Photo: Victor Oladipo on SI regional cover

Sports Illustrated

For this year’s NCAA tourney preview edition, Sports Illustrated is producing four regional covers. One of the covers features a Big Ten star. It’s Indiana junior Victor Oladipo. See the cover in this post.

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Did You See This? Oladipo goes for late 360 slam

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Oladipo Breaks Away for the 360 Throwdown

Victor Oladipo was having a pedestrian day, all things considered, before he loudly announced his presence with a fastbreak 360 slam in the waning moments of Indiana’s win over Illinois in the Big Ten tourney quarterfinals Friday afternoon. Despite finishing the game with a double-double (12 points, 11 rebounds), the junior star struggled early and wasn’t much of a factor until the second half. And then, came the dunk. Watch it here and see some of the Twitter reaction to it in this post.

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In defense of Oladipo as Big Ten Player of the Year

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Victor Oladipo Alley-Oop, Dunk Sequence

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

There is no wrong choice for Big Ten Player of the Year this season. Trey Burke. Victor Oladipo. Deshaun Thomas. I’m not going to argue against any of those names. Having said that, Oladipo is my selection – even though Burke took home the honor.

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Big Ten links: Could IU's Oladipo go No. 1 overall?

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Big Ten Blast: Feb. 22nd Morning Edition

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Self-important, fast-talking, arm-waving weather people who predicted a massive Midwest snow storm yesterday called “Winter Storm Q”? Over-hyped. Indiana hoops? Not over-hyped. That’s why the Hoosiers get the lead in my daily links. Michigan guard Trey Burke agrees with me on the formidable Hoosiers. In fact, he says Indiana is the best team the Wolverines have played this season, and another expert says Victor Oladipo’s NBA stock is rising.

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Debate It: Is Burke or Oladipo Big Ten POY?

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Victor Oladipo Dunk

As we near the stretch run of the Big Ten schedule, there are plenty of races to keep an eye on. The most intriguing one, other than the Big Ten title race, is the battle for Big Ten Player of the Year. Will it be the season-long frontrunner Trey Burke? Or the quickly surging Victor Oladipo? BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina debate the topic in this post.

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Big Ten Geeks: Say Hello to your champs

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Indiana pulled out a huge road win over Michigan State, thanks largely to the all-around heroics of Victor Oladipo. The surging national player of the year contender made things happen all over the court. On the offensive end, Oladipo was about as efficient as it gets, attacking the tin (he went six for seven on dunks and layups, ridiculous numbers for a guard) while turning it over only once.

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Did You See This? Oladipo gets fancy & dunks

Feb 16, 2013, Bloomington, USA; Indiana Hoosiers guard Victor Oladipo (4) smiles during the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Assembly Hall. Indiana defeats Purdue 83-55. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports.Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Victor Oladipo Dunk

It’s a move players think of doing quite a bit, but it’s one they rarely attempt in a game situation. Unless your name is Victor Oladipo, apparently. In Tuesday’s 72-68 victory at No. 5 Michigan State, the exciting junior threw the inbound pass off Matt Costello’s backside, and it worked to perfection. In typical Oladipo fashion, he turned the inbound pass into a quick, powerful slam. Watch the play here.

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Big Ten Geeks: Foul!

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Wisconsin picked up an overtime win over Michigan in a contest with plenty of late-game drama. Wisconsin and Michigan both found themselves with plenty of fouls to give at the end of regulation on Saturday, but neither team opted to hack to deprive the opponent of a desperation heave.

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Clark Kellogg: 'Victor Oladipo is like a baby's bottom...'

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Clark Kellogg's Analysis of Victor Oladipo's Game

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CBS analyst and former Ohio State standout Clark Kellogg offered quite the descriptive analysis of Indiana guard Victor Oladipo’s game during No. 1 Indiana’s win at No. 10 Ohio State. After showing a montage of Oladipo’s highlights coming out of a timeout, Kellogg spewed this memorable line: “Victor Oladipo is like a baby’s bottom – smooth and sometimes…explosive!” For real. Watch the analysis in this video.

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Did You See This? Oladipo's missed alley-oop

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Oladipo: Almost Jordan?

Here’s a first: Writing a post about a missed dunk. Never thought the day would come when such a thing would be worth highlighting, but no one could have guessed Victor Oladipo would come so close to completing an absolutely silly alley-oop. Watch the near highlight-reel dunk and a replay of it in this post. Or, hey, just check out the image of it on the video player here.

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Big Ten Geeks: It's Ola-doeverything for Indiana

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana held serve against Michigan State to move into a tie with Michigan atop the Big Ten standings. Normally, I’d use this opportunity to point out that although Indiana won by 5, the outcome actually suggests that Michigan State is the better team. But I don’t think that’s true here, because Indiana was equal to or better than the Spartans in all but one category—three-point shooting. MSU made 11 of its 23 attempts from behind the three-point line, and I’ll go ahead and call that an aberration.

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