Hey all! Hope you had good July Fourths. Northwestern basketball certainly did!
On America's birthday, Vic Law, a 6'7 small forward from St. Rita's (aka Mike Kafka High) made his pledge to Northwestern. He's a consensus four-star player, ranked as the No. 66 player in the country by ESPN and No. 86 by Rivals. That makes him the best Northwestern recruit in the school's basketball history. He also intends on bringing other guys to Northwestern with him. He picked Northwestern over Illinois -- he picked Northwestern over Illinois! -- as well as Creighton, Seton Hall, Stanford, Vandy, West Virginia, and Virginia Tech. Damn!
This is quite good for Northwestern basketball.
Chris Collins came to Northwestern basketball, and Chris Collins promised big things. He proceeded to follow up on this by having the best player in the previous coach's recruitig class leave, then seeing his No. 1 assistant coach take a better job at Georgetown.
This commitment indicates that Collins indeed does plan on following through on his plan of making Northwestern basketball relevant, and his plan on getting kids from basketball-heavy Chicago to come to Northwestern, which they never have. Whether or not he wins with the talent he brings in is one thing, but Chris Collins will bring in good talent, and that's something that's rarely been true of Northwestern basketball. I'm pumped, man.
Also, remember that awful dad of that kid who tried to hold Northwestern hostage via his son's commitment to Northwestern? hahahahahahhaaaahahahaha that kid plays for Seton Hall now.