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Remember that terrible 2013 NBA Draft class that wouldn't spawn much star talent? It's not looking so bad during the early part of the season. One of the rookies making his presence felt is second overall pick Victor Oladipo, who is contributing to a surprisingly competitive Orlando Magic squad.
In what looked like a sure loss on paper, Orlando hosted the new-look Brooklyn Nets last night in Jason Kidd's debut as head coach. Though up against a handful of future Hall of Famers and All-Stars, it was the Magic who dominated, winning by a score of 107-86.
Leading the way for the Magic off the bench was Oladipo, who recorded 19 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in 21 minutes. The signature moment of his very young career came early in the fourth quarter, when he stripped Deron Williams and dribbled down the court for an uncontested 360-dunk.
Last week, the Jordan Brand officially announced the signing of Oladipo to its roster of athletes. He's playing in PE colorways of the Jordan Prime.Fly this season, including last night's White/Blue make-up.
Check out the highlight video above and a few shots from the game below.
images via Fernando Medina / Sam Greenwood / Getty