Victor Oladipo has always been a family-oriented guy. When he rose to national prominence as a star playing basketball at Indiana, he frequently touted his parents, particularly his siblings in his upbringing. Now, as a guard with the Orlando Magic, he’s still giving thanks to his people, particularly his sister, Kendra.

His elder, she became deaf in the second grade. It was an adjustment that forced their whole family to make changes. She eventually graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High in Greenbelt, then on to Gallaudet, where she is now a substitute teacher at the Model Secondary School on campus. Her “little” brother Victor dropped by Wednesday for a visit.

The former DeMatha guard talked to students for a half-hour, took questions from the kids and posed for photos, as well. When asked about dunking on LeBron James, Oladipo kept it classy. “Honestly, I didn’t even know it was him, I was focused on the rim,” he said.

At one point, Victor discussed life after the NBA and mentioned that he wanted to start a basketball camp for deaf youth, an idea met with much popularity. “That brought all of us to our feet. Hands waving up high — our equivalent of the hand clap — filled the auditorium,” Glenn Lockhart of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center said.Model competes in multiple sports at the high school level and the former No. 2 overall draft pick chatted with football players in the weight room, too.

“He was as excited to be here as our students were to have him visit,” Lockhart said. “He talked about himself as an example of success from hard work and how he would set high — and then even higher — expectations for himself. It was wonderful to know that he called his deaf sister Kendra one of the biggest influences on his life.”