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.