Craig Victor transferring to LSU

Arizona transfer Craig Victor is headed home to LSU, his AAU coach, Gregg Holmes, told ESPN.com.

Oklahoma State was the other finalist for Victor, who announced his transfer from the Wildcats on Tuesday.

Victor, a 6-foot-9 power forward, is a New Orleans native. He considered LSU coming out of high school.

The No. 37-ranked prospect in the ESPN 100 for the Class of 2014, Victor had trouble cracking Arizona's rotation this season. He played in just eight games, compiling 25 points and nine rebounds in 57 minutes.

Brandon Ashley and Kaleb Tarczewski are returning starters from a season ago, and freshman Dusan Ristic has been the first big man off the bench. Moreover, coach Sean Miller stockpiled the power forward position moving forward, with Boston College transfer Ryan Anderson eligible next season and five-star junior T.J. Leaf committed for 2016.

Victor continues LSU's momentum on the recruiting trail. The Tigers have talented sophomores Jarell Martin (17.5 ppg, 8.8 rpg) and Jordan Mickey (15.8 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 3.5 bpg) up front, and Victor provides insurance should either player leave early for the NBA. Coach Johnny Jones also has a top-10 recruiting class coming in next season, with No. 1 overall prospect Ben Simmons and five-star guard Antonio Blakeney entering the fold.