Top 10: NU Basketball class of 2014

Vic Law committed to Northwestern on July 4th. Who's next? We break down the top 10 most likely players to join him.

Leading into evaluations, we rank 10 prospects in order of commitment likelihood. Marcus Bartley

The three-star point guard received a Northwestern offer early in the Collins era. The first one Collins extended worked out pretty well. Expect this one to be no different. This team needs its versatile floor general, and Bartley fits the bill.

Josh Cunningham

Though his recruitment could easily blow up in the coming weeks, the now four-star Josh Cunningham appreciates the fact that NU took its time to offer. This staff continues to make him one of the top priorities, and he might be the next to don purple.

Peyton Aldridge

If Cunningham falls through, another small forward is in line for an offer. Peyton Aldridge, a stretch four from Ohio, loved his campus visit this spring. If he can show off that versatility, more high-major offers–and one from NU–are on the verge of flying in.

Tyler Ulis

I wouldn't call it likely, but I'd call it a possibility. Michigan State and Iowa have been viewed as frontrunners for ages, though NU certainly has its appeal. This class will not take two point guards. (If Bartley's sold, he should commit immediately.)

Mack Mercer

NU began to intensify its recruitment of the three-star power forward/center in hopes of adding some frontcourt depth. He's one of the key players to watch during July evaluations. With some strong performances in front of coaches, they'll debate an offer.

Patrick McCaw

The Mac Irvin Fire combo guard continues to hear from Armon Gates. McCaw is part of the team's growing list of 2014 shooting guards. Chris Collins could certainly work with a multi-talented shooter in his first few years. McCaw looks like a strong candidate.

Gavin Skelly

NU should land a power forward, and Gavin Skelly–who plays with Aldridge in AAU–loves the program. If he works to receive an offer, I think he could commit within the week. His campus visit and relationship with Patrick Baldwin are important factors to his recruitment.

Donte Ingram

The local 2-guard from Simeon is one of this coaching staff's favorites. They're working well in these instate efforts, and will likely extend an offer to one or two more wings in the very near future. It'll take some deliberation, but Ingram is another crucial look.

Reid Travis

In my opinion, this is the team's last, best hope of landing an elite recruit. The four-star power forward would fit the most important need and has developed strong rapport with Chris Collins. He'd be another program-turnign talent.

Scott Lindsey

He's a fairly polarizing player. Many Chicago hoops guys are convinced Lindsey is under-recruited. Though mid-major schools have given him the bulk of attention, NU wants to see him play in July, and could give Lindsey his most impressive offer yet.

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