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His workforce did not win, however Victor Oladipo nonetheless managed to say some hardware Saturday.

The Indiana Pacers and Group Africa guard earned MVP honors on the 2017 NBA Africa Recreation in Johannesburg after ending the competition with 28 factors, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists.

The 4-yr veteran made his presence felt proper from tip-off, opening the scoring with a reasonably reverse lay up simply 30 seconds into the sport.

Oladipo’s velocity and explosiveness have been on show all through the competition, as the previous No. 2 general decide had little problem shedding the protection for straightforward buckets.

The 25-yr-previous did his greatest to make issues fascinating late within the fourth, hitting a clutch three with underneath two minutes remaining to chop Workforce World’s result in a single level.

All in all, Oladipo’s dominant efficiency wasn’t sufficient to steer Workforce Africa to victory, as Staff World defeated the house aspect 108-ninety seven.