“It’s truly a dream come true [playing in the NBA],” Oladipo said during a news conference at Assembly Hall. “But it’s become a goal. To actually achieve my goal is an amazing feeling. I just got to keep working and making sure that my hard work and work ethic stays that way and becomes a way of life.”
Oladipo, a first-team All-American, finished this season averaging 13.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game.
Oladipo was also named the National Association of Basketball Coaches Co-Defensive Player of the Year, sharing the award with Kansas’ Jeff Withey.
Oladipo is expected to be a top-ten pick.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News