Oladipo honored by IU before Purdue game

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Victor Oladipo was honored Sunday when he returned to Indiana University.

The Pacers player was in Bloomington to watch IU take on Purdue at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

“It’s great to be able to come back to where it all kind of started for me,”  Oladipo said.  “To come back in front of these fans, in front of this arena, a visitor and watch, it’s different, but I’m going to enjoy it and embrace it.”

The former Hoosier was presented with a framed No. 4 IU jersey 10 minutes before tipoff. The first 3,000 fans at the game also received a commemorative Oladipo poster.

“When I walked on the floor, I already got emotional on the inside,” said Oladipo.  “It’s been a great experience.”

Oladipo, who graduated from the university three years ago, helped IU capture the Big Ten Championship that season, according to IU Athletics.

It was announced Tuesday that Victor made the 2018 All-Star roster. He’s also reportedly set to participate in the 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.