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Victor Oladipo, rising to the light

Once he couldn't see himself on the varsity. Then he rose to be the No. 2 pick

Originally Published: October 25, 2013
By Israel Gutierrez | ESPN.com

It's NBA draft day 2013, and Victor Oladipo, sharply dressed in a gray three-piece suit with a lavender shirt and black tie, keeps staring into space. At least that's what his twin sister Victoria told him, because Victor was too deep in thought to realize it.

He's sitting at a table surrounded by his three sisters, his mother and his agent. His father, Chris, known for his mysterious methods and regular absences, is surprisingly present also, sitting amongst the crowd, though he won't ...

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