Star rating: 4
Who is he?
Arguably the most highly touted recruit in Northwestern basketball history, Vic Law is a lengthy, athletic small forward with a solid jump shot and more than enough bounce to throw down some nasty dunks. He's great in transition and a good ball-handler who can score around the rim or off pull-up jump shots. Law is also a legitimate defender, able to guard several positions on the floor.
Law was rated as the No. 66 overall recruit in the class of 2014 by ESPN.com and No. 70 overall by Scout.com. In high school, Law was a three-time Catholic League all-conference selection for St. Rita. He was also named a second-team Class 3A/4A all-state selection as a senior. In his junior season, Law averaged 14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game, proving he's great on the boards too.
What are his expectations heading into this year?
Law is expected to be penciled into the starting lineup from day one, and Chris Collins said Law will play a lot in his freshman season. We project that Law will get roughly 28 minutes per game, which may seem a bit high, but he is already one of the most talented players on the Wildcat roster.
Some of the scoring load left by Drew Crawford will have to be picked up by Law. He probably won't average in double figures, but 7-9 points per game seems very realistic. Law can also assist in one of NU's weakest areas, rebounding. His thin frame may prevent Law from playing the post, but he uses his body well and could snag 4-5 rebounds per game. Law is also a stout defender and should be a positive factor on both ends of the floor.
Law embodies the new style of play Chris Collins is implementing at Northwestern. He wants to get out in transition and beat teams up and down the floor. Surely, Collins will try to find ways to get Law the ball in the lane and around the rim because he could ignite this offense through his athleticism. Northwestern is deep at the wing, but Vic Law will be contributing in many ways in just his first season as a Wildcat.