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May 22

Oladipo named to NBA All-Rookie First Team

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Via Orlando Magic press release:

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced today. Joining Oladipo on the first team are Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers, Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz, Mason Plumlee of the Brooklyn Nets and Tim Hardaway Jr. of the New York Knicks.

Oladipo, who was selected second overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, played in 80 games (44 starts) during his rookie campaign with Orlando, averaging 13.8 ppg., 4.1 rpg., 4.1 apg. and a team-high 1.61 spg. in 31.1 mpg. As a starter, he averaged 14.7 ppg., 4.6 rpg., 4.5 apg. and 1.93 spg. in 35.5 mpg. Oladipo ended the season tied for 15th in the NBA in steals, and also ranked among all NBA rookies in scoring (2nd), rebounding (T-8th), assists (3rd), FG percentage (.419, 8th), 3-point FG percentage (.327, T-7th), FT percentage (.780, 6th), steals (2nd) and minutes played (3rd).

Oladipo, who was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for both December 2013 and February 2014, became just the second rookie in Magic history with 1,000+ points, 300+ assists and 100+ steals in a season (along with Penny Hardaway). He led (or tied) the team in scoring 13 times, in rebounding twice and in assists 18 times, scored in double figures 62 times and recorded the first triple-double of his NBA career on Dec. 3 at Philadelphia with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 52 minutes.

Oladipo is the seventh Magic player to be named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team and the first since 2004-05.

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