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After an Impressive College Career, Vic Law Will Look to Continue His Success with the Orlando Magic

After a great career with Northwestern, Vic Law signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Orlando Magic.


Surprisingly, Law was not drafted in the first or second round which made him an undrafted free agent. Although he was not drafted, the draft process was still a learning experience for him and will give him a chance to play with a chip on his shoulder.


“Watching the draft was an experience to say the least. Going through this process and seeing all the teams pass me by felt so disappointing and deflating. Draft night was one of the hardest days I can remember,” Law said. “To build so hard up to something and then not see your hard work pay off hurts. But the motivation and fire I felt couldn’t be underestimated or forgotten. I am beyond hungry to finally be able to play and continue to wake people up. I am grateful that the Orlando Magic believed in me enough to want to sign me and I won’t let their beliefs go to waste.”


He will play with the Magic in the NBA Summer League from July 5th to July 15th.


Law is from South Holland, Illinois. He attended St. Rita’s High School in Chicago, Illinois. As a senior, he helped lead St. Rita’s to a Chicago Catholic League South Division title and 4A regional title.


“It means a lot to be able to represent both South Holland and Mississippi,” Law said. “I think a lot of people from around my hometown use sports to get ahead in the world, with athletes like Eddy Curry and Curtis Granderson coming out of this area it means a lot to be able to get a shot to be with the likes of them. More than anything I am happy to be able to be a representation of my family. They have really been the ones to pave the way for me and my future.”


Coming out of high school Law had offers from Stanford, Dayton, Northwestern, West Virginia, VCU, Harvard, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Illinois, and a few other schools. Northwestern ended up being the perfect fit for him in the next five years of his life.


“Northwestern will always be a place I remember fondly,” Law said. “It helped me develop as a man and opened doors I didn’t even know would be possible for a kid like myself. Coach Collins and his staff as well as Dr. Phillips opened up Northwestern to a kid like me and never looked back. I am very appreciative of my experience at NU.”


As a freshman at Northwestern, Vic Law made an immediate impact. He started 19 games and averaged 7.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in 24.4 minutes per game. 


After being forced to redshirt the 2015-16 season due to injury, Law had an impressive sophomore season. He started all 36 games in which averaged 12.3 points and 5.8 rebounds in 32.1 minutes per game. He was a Big Ten All-Defensive Team selection. He led the Wildcats to their first ever NCAA Tournament.


As a junior, Law started all 27 games he appeared in. He was unable to play the final 3 games for the Wildcats due to injury. Averaging 12.0 points and 5.8 rebounds in 31.6 minutes per game. He was also an Academic All-Big Ten selection.  


Although Northwestern struggled in 2018-19, his senior season was by far his best. Law averaged 15.0 points and 6.4 rebounds in 33.2 minutes per game. Law was named to the Wooden Legacy All-Tournament Team in which he averaged 17.7 points throughout the tournament. In Northwestern’s season opening win against New Orleans, Law scored his 1,000th point of his collegiate career.


“Scoring 1000 points was special for me because it signified my continued development and growth from high school,” Law said. “At St. Rita I was not a high volume shooter or scorer so I didn’t reach the mark. I was labeled as just a defender coming into school and I had to prove to people I was an all around player. So not only scoring 1000 points but coming close to the all time greats at NU meant a lot.”


Law will be one of the top players to ever play for the Wildcats. If he can continue his success in the pros, Law could be one of the best Northwestern players to have played in the NBA.


Alec Carroll / Daily Senior Staffer

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