#4 Shooting Guard

Victor Oladipo

Height / Weight
6' 4" / 213 lbs
Born
May 4, 1992 (30)
College
Indiana
NBA Draft
1st Round, 2nd Overall, 2013
Nationality
American
SEASON STATS
2022-2023
PTS
11.2
-1.2
Rebounds
3.5
+0.6
Assists
3.9
+0.4
PER
14.37
-5.81
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Victor Oladipo
Place of Birth: Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Shoe Size: 16
Education: Indiana
Parents: Joan and Christopher Oladipo

Victor Oladipo Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

Victor Oladipo, drafted second overall in the 2013 NBA draft, has always been known as an athletic, two-way shooting guard. Following his trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Indiana Pacers in 2017, his game has exploded to a new, All-Star level.

Despite losing Paul George, Oladipo has helped the Pacers to remain a top 5 Eastern Conference team. In his first year with the Pacers, Oladipo showed his ability to function as the team’s primary ball-handler and scorer, while also playing excellent defense.

In the 2018-2019 season, a ruptured tendon in Oladipo’s right knee ended his season after only 36 games. He had just begun his comeback from injury in 2020 when the NBA season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Victor Oladipo Basketball Career

High School Career (DeMatha High School)

Oladipo attended DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. He performed well in his senior year, averaging 11.9 points, 10.3 rebounds, and leading the team to conference and city championships.

Oladipo was considered a solid, but not top-end high school recruit. ESPN rated him as a 3-star recruit and just the 53rd best player at his position. He turned down offers from schools such as Notre Dame, Maryland, and Xavier to play college basketball for the Indiana University Hoosiers.

College Career (Indiana Hoosiers)

In his first two years at Indiana, Oladipo’s most important contribution to the talented Hoosiers squad was his ability to effectively defend almost all perimeter players. He averaged over 1.5 steals per game over his college career. Between his freshman and sophomore season, his offensive role also expanded as he increased his scoring average from 7.4 to 10.9 points per game.

Oladipo’s third year was a breakout season for him. He was fourth in the NCAA in field goal percentage and averaged 13.6 points per game while leading Indiana to a Big Ten championship. He received numerous awards including Sporting News’ Men’s Basketball College Player of the Year, National Co-Defensive Player of the Year, and first-team All-American recognition.

After his junior year, Oladipo declared for the NBA draft.

NBA Career

Oladipo was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the second overall pick. He had a strong rookie year, playing both point guard and shooting guard, and logged a triple-double against the Philadelphia 76ers.  He participated in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge and finished second in Rookie of the Year voting. In his second year, Oladipo finished second at the dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend. The following year, Oladipo spent time both in starting and bench roles for the Magic and scored a career-high 45 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In June 2016, Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis, and Ersan Ilyasova were traded from the Magic to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Serge Ibaka. He signed a 4-year, $84M contract extension with the Thunder. Oladipo missed 15 games through injury, but proved an effective scorer, averaging 16 points per game and posting the best three-point shooting percentage of his career up to that point.

In 2017, Oladipo was traded to the Indiana Pacers along with Domantas Sabonis in return for Paul George. The Pacers were expected to struggle after losing George, but Oladipo took a huge step forward and carried the team for much of the year. He scored 22 points in his Indiana debut, 35 points against his former team when the Pacers met the Thunder, and later achieved a new career-high with 47 points against the Denver Nuggets. The Pacers made the playoffs easily, where they lost a hard-fought series in seven games against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Oladipo was awarded the league’s Most Improved Player award. He was also selected for the All-Star game, Third Team All-NBA, and First Team All-Defensive.

Oladipo missed several games throughout the first half of 2018-2019 with minor injuries, before rupturing a tendon in his right knee in January that left him sidelined until midway through the following season. He had played 13 games in 2020 after his injury rehab before the coronavirus pandemic suspended the season.

Victor Oladipo Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Oladipo has earned $63.4M in his career and has two years left on his contract, at $21M/year. 

Victor Oladipo signed a 4-year, $84 million deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2016.

Victor Oladipo Personal Life

Victor Oladipo’s full name is Kehinde Babatunde Victor Adrian Oladipo. He was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, to Christopher and Joan Oladipo who are immigrants from Sierra Leone and Nigeria, respectively. Victor has a twin sister, Victoria, and two older sisters, Kendra and Kristine. 

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
1 x All-Rookie First Team
2014
1 x All-Defensive First Team
2018
2 x NBA All-Star
2018, 2019
1 x All-NBA Third Team
2018
1 x Most Improved Player
2018
Awards and Honors by Year:
2014
All-Rookie First Team
2018
All-Defensive First Team, NBA All-Star, All-NBA Third Team, Most Improved Player
2019
NBA All-Star

Victor Oladipo Fun Facts

  • At the 2018 Dunk Contest, Oladipo was handed a Black Panther mask from the movie’s star, Chadwick Boseman, which Oladipo wore during his dunk
  • Oladipo is a talented singer who appeared in Season 2 of The Masked Singer
  • Oladipo co-hosted a virtual Taco Tuesday event during the COVID-19 NBA shutdown
  • He claims he didn’t cook a meal until the age of 27
Career stats
2022-2023
MIA
2021-2022
MIA
2020-2021
MIA
2019-2020
IND
2018-2019
IND
2017-2018
IND
2016-2017
OKC
2015-2016
ORL
2014-2015
ORL
2013-2014
ORL
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2022-2023
26 28.4 40.4 29.6 75.4 3.5 3.9 0.2 1.7 11.2
2021-2022
8 21.6 48.6 42.9 73.7 2.9 3.5 0.1 0.6 12.4
2020-2021
33 32.7 40.8 32.6 75.4 4.8 4.6 0.4 1.4 19.8
2019-2020
19 27.8 39.4 31.7 81.4 3.9 2.9 0.2 0.9 14.5
2018-2019
36 31.8 42.3 34.3 73.0 5.6 5.2 0.3 1.7 18.8
2017-2018
75 34.0 47.7 37.1 79.9 5.2 4.3 0.8 2.3 23.1
2016-2017
67 33.2 44.3 36.1 75.3 4.3 2.6 0.3 1.1 15.9
2015-2016
72 33.0 43.9 35.0 83.0 4.8 3.9 0.8 1.6 16.0
2014-2015
72 35.7 43.6 33.9 81.9 4.2 4.1 0.3 1.7 17.9
2013-2014
80 31.1 41.9 32.7 78.0 4.1 4.1 0.5 1.6 13.8
Recent Games
Tue 1/31
Sun 1/29
Fri 1/27
Tue 1/24
Sun 1/22
Fri 1/20
Wed 1/18
Mon 1/16
Sat 1/14
Thu 1/12
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Tue 1/31
W 100-97
27 5 0 7 7 6 3 0 3
Sun 1/29
L 117-122
32 9 1 2 3 5 2 0 1
Fri 1/27
W 105-110
21 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 2
Tue 1/24
W 95-98
22 12 2 4 6 1 0 0 1
Sun 1/22
W 96-100
33 11 0 3 3 5 3 1 4
Fri 1/20
L 90-115
28 20 0 0 0 2 1 0 2
Wed 1/18
W 124-98
25 7 0 5 5 4 0 1 0
Mon 1/16
L 113-121
34 7 1 5 6 10 1 0 0
Sat 1/14
W 95-111
35 20 0 2 2 5 3 0 4
Thu 1/12
W 102-108
33 14 2 6 8 8 1 0 4