2016-2017 Stats: 12.3 Points, 5.8 Rebounds, 1.8 Assists
Why They Are Here
Victor Law flies under the radar in the discussion of the best players in college hoops, yet plays a major role on a sleeper Northwestern team looking to make a repeat appearance at the Big Dance. His greatest strength is his versatility: he is capable of grabbing rebounds in the paint and stepping out beyond the arc and making three point baskets. After missing the 2015-2016 season due to a torn labrum, he showed great upswing in his sophomore year, and has potential to have an even better junior year.
Role On This Year’s Team
Law, along with Bryant McIntosh and Scottie Lindsey, have the job of leading the Wildcats back to a spot in March Madness for a second straight year. Head coach Chris Collins will ask Law to play a lot of minutes and be productive on both sides of the ball. Law’s biggest production will come in Big Ten play, where Northwestern needs to excel to maintain the hope of going back to the tourney.
College Season/NBA Prospects
Assuming he puts on more muscle, Law’s frame could play a major role in getting him to the NBA. In a new era of basketball where scouts are looking for athletic, agile players, Law’s build allows him to shoot over defenders and make key blocks and grab tough steals along the perimeter. His ability to shoot the three and his defensive quickness make him a very intriguing NBA wing prospect.
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