Victor Sees Bigger Picture, Selects Arizona

Craig Victor- 2014

Craig Victor took a step towards preparing for the NBA when he decided to attend Findlay College Prep for his senior season.  The ESPN top 100 recruit took another step in the process today when he committed to the Arizona Wildcats.

The 6’7” power forward is ranked 31st overall in the 2014 class by ESPN and is the number one prospect in Louisiana.  He selected the Wildcats over LSU, Kansas and Oklahoma St. 

During his junior season at St. Augustine High School, (New Orleans) he put up 14.1 points per game and grabbed 11.3 rebounds. 

Arizona has been recruiting Victor since eighth grade, largely because of assistant coach Joe Pasternack who is the former coach of the University of New Orleans.  Head coach Sean Miller has also developed a good relationship with Victor over the past few years.

Victor is a versatile forward that can play inside and outside.  He is at his best in the post with his back to the basket where he can use his craftiness to score.  He has a first quick step, allowing him to take opponents of the dribble. 

Victor is known for his work ethic and his will to win. With his skill set, he will be able to impact the Wildcats immediately. 

A national championship and development for the NBA were two major factors in Victor’s selection of Arizona.  

Miller has consistently landed elite recruits, putting together top ten recruiting classes the past three years.  Victor is the second 2014 Top 100 recruit for the Wildcats along with point guard, Parker Jackson-Cartwright (Los Angeles, Calif.). 

Victor’s decision to take part in the early signing period will allow him to spend his senior year developing his game based on what Miller and the Wildcats want.  In preparation for college and the NBA, Victor will look to add consistent jumper to his repertoire.