Law intrigued by new-look Northwestern

Intriguing local talent Vic Law met with Coach Collins last week. Find out what he had to say about the new head coach of Northwestern in this Purple Wildcats Premium update.

The noise refuses to stop.

Last Thursday, even during this busy time, Chris Collins visited 4-star prospect Vic Law of St. Rita (Ill.) and explained his vision for the Northwestern program.

It has been impressive to hear about the passion with which Collins has attacked the recruiting trail. But not only that, the new head coach also excels in pitching both himself and the unique elements of NU basketball.

"It went very well," Law said of the visit. "He got a chance to really introduce himself and show me that the tradition is about to change.

"He laid out a plan to show me how I would affect Northwestern as part of his first real recruiting class."

Law understands the appeal of this situation. He recognizes that as a unique local talent, he could redefine the NU basketball tradition. The 6-7 small forward excels in many areas, especially with his impressive shooting ability and athleticism.

Law said he thinks that Collins could work to best utilize his skillset. The head coach departs from the Princeton offense under Bill Carmody, and like with his introductory press conference, Collins insisted that he would cater to his roster.

"He's unique in that he's not a system coach," Law said. "He works to all of his players."

Law went on to praise Collins' coaching pedigree, including his stop with USA Basketball — the latter having emerged as one of his major selling points. Collins is experienced with working alongside professional talent, and that helps to sell high-level high school players.

It also helps that Law is especially focused on academics, which he said will factor into his decision.

"The degree is really what will start your life," Law said. "Northwestern is a great place to do that."

NU could be the ideal starting point for Law. He can showcase his talents. He can establish "winning tradition and attitude." And he can add to the recent program momentum by joining the Wildcats.

Collins made his case, and on this new-look team, fans can be optimistic as his first class unfolds.


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