(that does not mean an offer), his name has been linked with ND on Rivals.
and he'll be better at NU. What he's learned from K with regards to being a head coach will determine his fate. I get the sense that NU's run of not making the dance will end soon.
program is totally in the shitter.
NU beat out Dayton and VCU for this kid. Whoopdee damn doo.
this is a top 100 kid on all 3 sites (ESPN 66, Scout 70, and Rivals 86) and he had better offers than the 2 you cherry picked.
If we had landed him, the board would be very pleased. Do we need another 6'6 SF, well that is another story.
the Sun Times said: "At the very end, Northwestern overcame and held off VCU and Dayton."
Here is what the article said:
Law established himself nationally, put himself in a great position academically and had the likes of VCU, Georgia Tech, Dayton, Stanford and plenty of other suitors pursuing him. At the very end, Northwestern overcame and held off VCU and Dayton.
"I'm just ecstatic," says Law of his commitment. "There aren't a lot of people who are given the chance to go to Northwestern with all that it offers as a school."
If you read the tea leaves or between the lines, Law values obtaining his degree which makes him a 3-4 year player. He also wants to go somewhere he can play right away, which is why despite having more impressive programs after him, his final 3 were NW, Dayton, and VCU. BTW fairly sure that VCU (now in a very good A10 conference) and Shaka Smart have a stronger national reputation as a BB program than ND and Brey. Dismissing VCU in BB, would be on par with dismissing Boise State or TCU in football.
You completely glossed over the fact he is a consensus top 100 recruit and had bigger schools after him with what you cherry picked from the article and your whoop-de-doo. You dismissed him like he was the second coming of Jonathan Peoples. One other thing, there was a recent post on this board questioning why ND was not after Law.
Note my comment about players graduating in 3-4 years (such as Okafor, #2 pick in the draft). I could list other examples. The point is this kid seems realistic (which he should be applauded for) in that while he is a well regarded prospect, he knows making it in the NBA is no sure thing. Doug McDermott and Adreian Payne both had strong NBA interest as a juniors, but chose to come back for their senior seasons. This just in, there are great college players who do not become NBA players. There are players who stay 3-4 years in college who have NBA interest and see college as more than just a stepping stone to the NBA.
As far as ND recruiting in 2014- much too early to hit the panic button. I look at it that Brey is being a bit more picky about the type of player he needs for the ACC, which is why someone like O'Mara has not been offered (when it seems likely he would have been offered in the past for the BE). It looks like the NE prep schools and high schools in ACC country are where he is focusing on, outside of players like Paul White and Bluitt (sp?). From what I have read, Geben (who based on reports is comparable to Kurz and is just outside top 100 lists) seems a good possibility and then Brey needs to click with one of the combo forwards he is after.
There are currently 3 scholarships to fill. I am confident by the end of the September official visits for football games, there will be at least 2 quality 2014 recruits in the fold (and probably a 2015 as well). The big concern for 2014-15, is how many true guards will be on the roster if Grant does not take his 5th.
Lack of interest from the NBA makes a player a 4 year player.
...I can't recall Carmody or previous coaches getting a top 100 kid. Collins gets one right at the start of his gig.
Make no mistake, Collins will be a major player for the same Chicagoland kids that Brey's after.
How many recruits have we gotten from Chicago or the suburbs in the past 15 years? I can remember Peoples. Are there many others I am forgetting? If Collins does well in Chicago it probably won't be at ND's expense.
Conor Barrett, I think class of 2019...coming from Chi-town.
ND has been trying pretty hard with Paul White from Whitney Young in the 2014 class. Have been at least linked to O'Mara but don't think they have offered as of yet.
I would also include Harangody and Martin in greater Chicagoland that could be of appeal if Northwestern becomes a legit option.
So, I guess Haranagody would qualify. It just seems that we have always gotten more players from eastern states than Illinois, although there are a few exceptions. Falls was actually good, Drago not so much. Collins played at Drago's HS, and I would expect that he will have good success recruiting the schools in the northern suburbs. They are academically demanding and send a good number of students from the general population to NU. Cooley could have been an attractive NU target had Collins been coaching them. I think that being Doug Collins's son has some cachet in Chicago, too.
I am glad that we are recruiting more players of late from Indiana. That's always been tough for us.
Several ChicagoLand kids. Probably forgot someone else too.
Alex Dragicevich went to Glenbrook South. Both schools are in the Central Suburban League. I expect Collins to be able to be in on the best CSL prospects, but it doesn't produce a lot of D1 stars. There is a hot prospect every now and then, but it isn't an every year thing. GBN had Collins, Jon Scheyer, and Cooley over a period of 15 years. GBS had Dragicevich. Deerfield sent Duje Dukan to Wisconsin on the heels of the Glenbrook guys going to Notre Dame, but he only got into 21 games for a few minutes per his first two years before redshirting last season.
The best prospect to come out of that conference recently is Jewell Loyd.
Cooley South, Drago North.
in "Da Region", and the timing is perfect. Painter is losing his grip on Region kids (for a variety of reasons) and Collins will go after those kids early and hard.
I was at a team basketball camp recently with the HS team I help with, and after many discussions with other HS coaches on recruiting it seems clear kids still put a premium on the schools who recruit them first, make them a priority, and are able to build relationships with that player. My expectation is that Collins will be able to do all of those things, and will land some of those targeted recruits.
It doesn't look for Brey and ND hoops recruiting right now.
none of the top 100 kids seem to be leaning to ND and while I know its hard to believe, but early July is pretty late in the recruiting game the way it is played today.