Vitals: 6'4", 213 pounds
2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 13.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.2 steals, 0.8 blocks
No player did more for his stock during the 2012-13 college basketball season than Victor Oladipo.
Much like Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was considered a can't-miss prospect who shot up the boards because of his energy, athleticism and defense, Oladipo falls into the same category. Few players, if any, are safer picks.
What do we know for certain about the Indiana shooting guard?
We're 100 percent sure that he plays with a relentless motor and boundless athleticism. He never stops moving and jumping, and 42 inches is a pretty impressive vertical. He's explosive with his first step, allowing him to blow by defenders and get to the rim.
Oladipo is also, at worst, going to be a lockdown defender at the next level. He has some Tony Allen potential in him, especially because he has the size to guard small forwards and the quickness to shift over and slow point guards.
What pushed him over the top, though, was his vastly improved jumper.
Take a look at these ridiculous jumps from his sophomore season to his third year as a Hoosier, courtesy of Sports-Reference.com:
| ||Points ||FGA ||FG% ||3PA ||3P% ||TS% ||EFG% ||PER ||ORtg ||DRtg
|2011-12 ||10.8 ||8.0 ||47.1 ||1.3 ||20.8 ||54.6 ||48.8 ||20.5 ||110.0 ||97.0
|2012-13 ||13.6 ||8.4 ||59.9 ||1.9 ||44.1 ||67.1 ||64.8 ||28.9 ||125.7 ||86.9
Across the board, Oladipo improved as a junior. The most significant difference dealt with his shot, as the 2-guard improved his stroke and expanded his range at the same time.
This jump was no fluke.
In a draft filled with risk and underwhelming prospects, Oladipo is about as safe as it gets.