Losing six seniors from last year’s St. Augustine team the outlook this year was unclear, but Victor, the lone returning starter from the previous season, has stepped up and helped carry his team to a strong 24-9 record. Like most teams, the goal is to win a state championship… something the 6-8, 210 lb. junior thinks they can accomplish, but there is an obstacle currently in the way. “We’re just trying to get passed the third round, which is a tough game on the road, and if we can do that I think we can win state.” Victor said. If Victor is able to play close to his season numbers of 18 ppg, 11 rpg, and 7 bpg, St. Augustine will continue being a tough out for any opponent. Those numbers are eye-popping and certainly the level the sensational forward is playing at has schools recruiting him waiting anxiously to find out where he will choose to bring such talents as “being able to post up a defender and score or being able to take him out and attack the rim from there, and just being very mobile… It all depends who’s defending me, but me being versatile helps my game a lot.”
here are a few tidbits of what Victor had to say about each school…
Arizona: “I like Arizona a lot… I was able to take an unofficial visit there and I like their style of play. Parker (Jackson-Cartwright) just signed there too so they’re getting good players out there.”
Kansas: “I like their style of play too and I really like the fan base… they have a winning season pretty much every year.”
UCLA: “The name UCLA speaks for itself… They get a lot of talent in the league and coming to the school. Plus, I like California a lot.”
Miami: “Their environment and the coaching staff are both great – I spoke with them before the season about their interest in me and how I am also very interested. They’ve had a great season this year.”
Louisville: “I went and watched them play in New Orleans during the Final Four last year. I like their style of play and the level of energy they bring every game.”
Georgetown: “Coach Thompson is great over there and they had a New Orleans’ native over there before – Greg Monroe – and I like how his situation turned out.”
LSU: “They’re moving on up. Their recruiting class is strong with Jordan Mickey and others signing early. It’s looking good for the future and doing big things there.”
Oklahoma State: “They just have a great program… I was able to go up there and see their fan base, and I liked Coach Ford and what he’s done with the program and how he keeps the team motivated.”
UConn: “I still like UConn… I believe the program still has life and I’m still interested in them a lot.”
Victor says he will have a Top 5 picked by the end of the summer and most likely will be ready to make a decision by the time the next season starts.
What do you think his top 5 is Hammond?
Just saying St.Aug does a great job in NOLA always have having the type of talent across all sports is incredible
Unless he can shoot like Durant he better start eating some porterhouse steak dinners
That would just be unfair.