Apr 2, 2013; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats new basketball coach Chris Collins speaks during a press conference at Welsh-Ryan Arena Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern lands Top-100 recruit Law


Chicago St. Rita senior forward Vic Law became Northwestern’s first Class of 2014 commit on Thursday, becoming the highest-ranked recruit in the the program’s history.

Law stands at 6-foot-8, 190-pound and was ranked No. 66 by ESPN in the 2014 class. Recently hired Northwestern assistant coach Armon Gates was Law’s lead recruiter leading him to choose the purple and white over Dayton, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Stanford, and Virginia Commonwealth (VCU).

Law averaged 15 points and seven rebounds this past season for St. Rita in the Chicago Catholic League.

Northwestern head coach Chris Collins was hired in late March and with a coaching staff with a heavy Chicago background and the addition of Law he will look to add more top-100 recruits in Evanston to take the Wildcats to their first NCAA tournament.

“I’m going to bring in some guys with me,” Law said. “I’m not worried about it. Being No. 1 means nothing until there’s No. 2.”

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