Victor feels decision best for him

When Craig Victor made the decision to come to Arizona, he felt he was doing what was best for him. Now that he has signed, see why he feels that is, what he says about his role, and more.

Although Craig Victor tried to play his recruitment close, he knew where he was headed long before he made an official announcement.

"The first time I knew for sure what school I wanted to go to was when I saw Derrick Williams doing work for Arizona against Duke," Victor said. "It was awesome to see a guy that big doing what he did and I wanted to be part of that."

It didn't take long for the UA coaching staff to become aware of Victor's potential.

"They started sending me stuff as a freshman, and while I always liked them, they didn't start recruiting me all out until a year or two ago."

Arizona's pitch to Victor was effective right away.

"Coach Miller is a guy that is just easy to talk to," Victor said. "He's all about basketball, but at the same time he comes off really well and I knew from the first time I talked with him that I would like to play for him."

Because of his connection with Miller, Victor was able to reject the pressure to stay in Louisiana.

"A lot of people wanted me to stay home, but I have to do what is best for me and I felt I would grow the most as a player and person by going to Tucson," Victor said.

Helping Victor's cause is the fact that he knows what position he is best suited for.

"Right now I'm a pure power forward," Victor said. "I can do a little bit of everything and I'm always trying to improve my shot and handle, but right now I do my best work in the post and getting hustle points."

This mindset is what impressed the UA staff.

"They've always said they like how I play and that I'm always getting after the ball, and that won't change once I get to Tucson," he said.

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