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Law impresses at Hoophall

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.- A number of well known prospects played well at the Hoophall Classic on Saturday, but junior Victor Law used it as an opportunity to establish his rep nationally.

Victor Law is a prospect on the rise.

In a 71-50 win over Baltimore (Md.) Lake Clifton High School, Law put up a monster double-double of 17 points and 19 rebounds for Chicago (Ill.) St. Rita High School.

A bouncy athlete with a great motor, Law was all over the court. He scored off rebounds and in transition while also making a three-pointer. He also had three assists and three steals in the impressive effort.

Now a four-star prospect, Law will be in 247Sports updated rankings for the 2014 class.

Coaches are also becoming aware of Law. He has offers from Virginia Tech, Providence, DePaul, Oklahoma, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Dayton and Harvard.

Not Alone

Law had plenty of help from his St. Rita teammates. No. 17 ranked sophomore Charles Matthews impressed with his ball handling at the point guard position and contributed seven points, five rebounds and three assists.

Matthews listed offers from Arizona, Illinois, Purdue and SMU. He also noted that Ohio State, Michigan State, Kansas and Missouri are showing interest.

Another sophomore, Myles Carter is a big man with plenty of potential. He only scored four points but had an impressive six blocks and 10 rebounds.

Jahlil Okafor had a dominating performance.

Junior Dominique Matthews impressed with his scoring ability from the shooting guard position. Matthews put up a team high 18 points while also grabbing seven rebounds.

Man-Sized Effort

It was only a matter of time before elite 2014 center Jahlil Okafor overtook athletic Oregon signee Jordan Bell with his size and strength. In a blowout win over Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, Okafor paced Chicago (Ill.) Whitney Young with 26 points and seven rebounds.

Junior teammate Paul White was impressive as well. He stroked 4-5 from behind the arc, ending up with a total of 20 points to go along with seven rebounds. With that kind of shooting stroke at 6-8, White is an intriguing wing prospect. Currently he holds a #56 ranking from 247Sports and has a #46 ranking in the 247Composite.

For Long Beach Poly, Bell went for 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. USC recruit Roschon Prince struggled shooting the ball and ended up with 13 points and five rebounds.

Tough off the Bounce

Blessed with speed and athleticism, 2014 point guard JaQuan Newton repeatedly got loose on the dribble for Philadelphia (Pa.) Neumann Goretti in its blowout win over Orlando (Fla.) Christian Prep. In the end Newton had a strong all around stat line with 17 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Newton, the #52 ranked prospect by 247Sports and #45 ranked in the 247Composite, listed offers from Cincinnati, Arizona, Villanova, Rutgers, Temple, LaSalle, Georgetown, Xavier, Penn State, Miami and Pittsburgh. The local schools have had Newton on campus, and he unofficially visited Georgetown for midnight madness.

Orlando Christian Prep has a four-star 2014 guard as well in Adonys Henriquez. The Miami commitment had a cold shooting game but still managed a team high 11 points to go with six rebounds.

Forward Showdown

Five-star forward and Arizona recruit Rondae Jefferson did his usual little bit of everything to lead Chester (Penn.) High School to a win over Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga High School. He finished with a near double-double of 20 points and nine rebounds.

Gonzaga’s lead player Kris Jenkins, who is headed to Villanova, put up 23 points. Jenkins has a soft touch from behind the arc and uses his strength to leverage space inside.

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