Victor shows motor

Five-star power forward Craig Victor performed at a high level at the adidas Exclusive Run. He played with effort and energy, which was his goal.

Craig Victor had a goal heading into the first of two April evaluation weekends.

The 6-foot-8 power forward out of New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine wanted to play hard and show college coaches he has a "motor."

"I would say playing hard every possession," Victor said when asked what he's working on. "Getting after it on both ends. Showing coaches that I have a motor."

"I would say my jump shot and my ball handling too because I've been working on that a lot," Victor added. "But the main thing I've been working on is trying to out last the next man because if I can outlast the next man nine times out of ten I'll have a better game"

Victor certainly brought the motor to Dallas for the adidas Exclusive Run. He led New Orleans Elite to the semi-finals, played with energy and showed he could score both from mid-range and in the paint.

Victor said his strength is his versatility.

"I would say being able to put the ball on the floor against bigger guys," he said when asked what he does the best. "On smaller guys posting them up and some bigger guys post them up too."

On the recruiting front, Victor said he's had a host of schools recruiting him.

"It's crazy man," he said. "If anybody would have told me it would be this bad I wouldn't believe them. I get a phone call or text message every day."

"There are a lot saying that I'm their guy," he added.

Among the schools involved are LSU, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Arizona, Oklahoma, Miami, Florida and most recently Kentucky.

"Calipari paid me a visit," he said. "That was three weeks ago."

Victor, a five-star recruit, said he plans to take some visits this summer.

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