NU hoops prospects roll in for scrimmage

Five hoops priorities will be on hand for Northwestern basketball's open scrimmage this weekend.

Northwestern basketball recently announced it would hold an open scrimmage on Saturday, just hours before the football game against Ohio State. The interesting PR move will bring several recruits to campus, including three commits.

Four-star small forward Vic Law and recent pledge Scott Lindsey will take their official visits from Friday through Sunday. Also, Bryant McIntosh and family members will roll in for an unofficial to see the scrimmage and OSU game.

Two intriguing 2015 prospects also plan to visit campus. After picking up an offer earlier last week, four-star shooting guard Aaron Jordan of Plainfield (Ill.) will check out Evanston once again. The Illinois Stars (AAU) standout first heard from former NU assistant Tavaras Hardy, and continues to build relationships with Collins and his new-look staff.

The Wildcats, of course, could use an elite shooting guard and perimeter scorer. Expect Jordan to be an enormous priority, though schools including Wisconsin and Butler have made an early impact on his recruitment.

This might be the first time you've heard of 2015 PF Derek Pardon, another of NU's Ohio targets. A quieter recruit from Cleveland, Pardon appears worthy of some attention. With four commits for the class of 2014, Collins can gradually shift his focus to discovering talent for his second group. It's been a promising start for him in terms of recruiting; don't expect anything to change.

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