Law earns Northwestern offer

It has been a breakout month for Chicago St. Rita (Ill.) product Vic Law. The junior forward has wowed college coaches with his strong play; one of those being Northwestern head coach Bill Carmody. In a PurpleWildcats update, Law breaks down his recruitment.

It was a big January for Vic Law.

The 6-foot-7 forward enjoyed a breakout performance on a national stage for Chicago St. Rita (Ill.) High School at the Hoop Hall Classic last week. Law scored 17 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in a win over Baltimore (Md.) Lake Clifton.

The junior also received a call from Northwestern head coach Bill Carmody, who offered him a scholarship. Law, who has visited Evanston multiple times in the past couple years, was thrilled at the opportunity.

"You're not going to get an academic and historic atmosphere like Northwestern anywhere else," said Law, who is also an excellent student. The versatile forward praised the Wildcats' coaches, with whom he maintains a solid rapport.

"Coach Carmody's a cool guy, we've really built a relationship up," he said. "Me and Coach Hill keep in close contact. I'm really enthused about Northwestern and the things it has to offer."

Law is an intriguing player who has vastly expanded his game. On a St. Rita team that features several Division I prospects, he has emerged as one to watch, with a solid jump shot and above-average size and skills from the wing.

A long athlete, Law plays with a high motor and basketball IQ. An all-around presence, he does a little bit of everything on the court.

"I've been playing a lot more consistent," he said. "Coach [Gary] DeCesare has really been pushing me to step up my game and work a lot harder. After practice I'm working out by myself and with the team. I've been trying to become more of a leader and step up as that guy they can really rely on."

Northwestern marks Law's first Big Ten offer, but several schools have taken notice of his potential. He listed offers from DePaul, Florida State, Harvard, Providence and Virginia Tech, among others. With more scholarships sure to come his way, the junior remains humble.

"Every scholarship I receive is special," said Law. "I really try to keep everything in perspective. I'm honored to get the chance to use basketball as a tool to travel and really get a good education, too."

If all goes according to plan, Law will get that chance. Should Northwestern get its way, his final choice will be Evanston.

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