Originally Posted by WMR
I think you misunderstood me. He's already very good, I'm saying he has the potential to become much, much better.
One factor in Oladipo's talent that would entice me as a general manager with a high draft pick is we already know how he reacts to a losing situation.
How many times with the Bengals bad old days did you see players who lost more in the first 8 weeks than they had lost in their entire college career. They'd come in ready to change the team's attitude, then they'd lose the first four games and you could see them mentally check out and start counting down the days until they could sign somewhere else. Of course the joke was on them because they usually played like garbage and could only re-sign with the Bengals.
In any event, a team saw how Vic reacted to a bad situation. He steadily improved his own play and never let the losing in the first two years detract him from bringing energy to the floor every night. He, along with the Seniors who really were in on the ground floor, brought IU's level of play up, rather than letting the programs' current situation bring them down. I would think that would be useful for a team that won somewhere between 20-29 games.