Password is Taco

April 9th, 2013 at 3:32 PM ^

I think he has a good career in front of him. Can guard multiple positions, super athletic, and an improving shot. With his work ethic and attitude he could be a good to great NBA player. I wish him the best.

hopkinsdrums

April 9th, 2013 at 3:36 PM ^

I won't miss him.

 

BeileinBuddy

April 9th, 2013 at 3:44 PM ^

Michigan fan in me is glad to see him go pro

but the Pistons fan in me wants them to draft him. He is one of the few pieces in the draft that could fit on the team.

no joke its hoke

April 9th, 2013 at 3:47 PM ^

its pretty easy to see why all these big ten players are leaving early. they have had longer time to think about it than our players. Boo ya! its on like bing bong,jack!

JHendo

April 9th, 2013 at 4:05 PM ^

I'm not sure how it works, but in some places, it says the early entry deadline is 4/29, but in other places, it says in order to maintain NCAA elgibility, you must withdraw from the draft by 4/16. Hopefully someone can educate me what the difference between the two dates are...

allezbleu

April 9th, 2013 at 4:03 PM ^

Anyone else think he's overrated as an NBA prospect?

Yes he's an elite athlete and probably will be a lockdown defender. But if I'm drafting a 2 guard in the top 5 I'd want him to be an elite scorer. A guy that can put up 20+ ppg. Does anyone see that out of Oladipo?

The guy scores off cuts, in transition, through hustle and occasionally going to the rim and he's a decent spot-up shooter. But he has no crossover, no moves, no pull-up jumper and when he's not throwing down thunderous dunks I rarely ever see him get to the basket in traffic and finish through contact.

Just like I didn't understand why he was even in the conversation for POY I don't understand why his draft stock is so hyped. I see him becoming Tony Allen at best.

Password is Taco

April 9th, 2013 at 4:12 PM ^

1) I don't think he goes in the top 5.

2) This year's draft class is garbage. Who else would you take over him at the 10th pick? Shabazz, Burke, Len, Noel, Mclemore, Porter, and Zeller are probably all off the board by then.

3) Beyond just athleticism he has shown the ability to improve drastically year to year. SI did an article on him recently basically showing his changes year to year in high school, then year to year at Indiana.

4) I agree that in other years Oladipo in the top 10 just wouldnt happen. But compared to the Bullets drafting Jan Fucking Vesely at #6 recently, Oladipo looks fantastic.

saveferris

April 9th, 2013 at 4:46 PM ^

So with players like Oladipo leaving early, does this affect the projections on other players who might be considering leaving early....i.e. GRIII?

gwkrlghl

April 9th, 2013 at 5:12 PM ^

next year. IU loses a lot of talent. OSU loses Thomas. Michigan probably loses Burke. Minnesota loses Mbakwe right? MSU is losing some guys I think.

San Diego Mick

April 9th, 2013 at 5:30 PM ^

a 6th man type at best in the NBA, come in to rest the starters and defend and give a team some energy. That would be my guess.

And as for Zeller, he's soft in college, the NBA will eat him up, mostly a back-up as well IME.

Jonesy

April 9th, 2013 at 5:40 PM ^

I'm surprised Oladipo is leaving, about as surprised as all the POY hype he got.  I thought he would and should stay and potentially be a star next year with a more developed game and higher usage.

 

I'm confused about this though: "The junior....Oladipo, who is on track to graduate in May."  How is a junior athlete graduating in three years?  Don't think he redshirted.   Not a suspicious-they-must-be-cheating question, I'm genuinely curious how that's possible.