There’s a who’s who of local celebrities at Capital One Arena for Game Three of the Stanley Cup Final. That includes NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo, a native of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Oladipo played high school basketball at DeMatha.
Oladipo was spotted in a custom Caps jersey, doing interviews before the game.
— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) June 2, 2018
Victor Oladipo rocking the red on NHL Network pic.twitter.com/jQ33MeVzmB
— Eric Fingerhut (@ericfingerhut) June 2, 2018
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) June 3, 2018
Here’s more on Oladipo’s Maryland roots via Wikipedia:
Oladipo was born in Silver Spring, Maryland and raised in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. His mother, Joan Amanze Oladipo, is a nurse and Nigerian immigrant, while his father, Christopher Oladipo, a native of Blama, Sierra Leone, is a public health executive for Prince George’s County, Maryland with a Ph.D in behavioral science from the University of Maryland, College Park. Oladipo’s parents married in the United States in 1985. He is their only son; he has sisters Kristine (1986), Kendra (1990), and twin sister Victoria.His sister, Kendra, became deaf in second grade.
Oladipo played high school basketball at DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. As a senior, he averaged 11.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game. He led DeMatha to a 32–4 record and the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and City championships. Oladipo was named to the Washington Post 2010 All-Met First Team and the First Team All-WCAC. He was ranked No. 144 overall and the No. 41 shooting guard in his class by Rivals.com, while Scout.com listed him as the No. 39 shooting guard in his class, and ESPN listed him at No. 53 at his position.
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