Acie Law

Team Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks
Position Point Guard
Born Jan 25, 1985
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Captain Clutch
Team History
Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 2007 - present

Acie Law IV is a professional basketball player from the USA who specializes as a point guard on the court. Known popularly as “Captain Clutch” for his ability to take charge at late periods of the game, Law attended the Kimball High School where he led his team to the state Class 5A championship game. Averaging 17.8 points per game with 6.0 assists, Law led Kimball to a 29-7 record. Law won all-state honours and was also given the MVP award for the district and was also the only junior to be named to The Dallas Morning News All-Area Team.

Law missed a part of the senior year due to a wrist injury but in the last 16 games, he played well enough to earn all-state honours again. Law was playing at 16.6 points per game with 6.5 assists. Law went to the Texas A&M University where he played for the Aggies but was unable to help them to attain any significant results. With Law, the team failed to win a single conference game and although he was playing better than the rest around him, he only saw action in 12 games out of 27.

He averaged 7.5 points in the freshman year with 2.1 rebounds per game and 3.9 assists, the latter of which was ranked 8th in the conference. In his sophomore year, Law helped the under-developed team improve its record to 21-10 and also helped the team win an invite to the NIT.

Law was named to the Big-12’s All-Improved team as well as to the All-Big 12 honours. He had 153 assists, which was the highest in the team and the third highest in the Big-12. In his junior year, he reached the 1000 point mark to become he 4th player to do so in the history of A&M University. His scoring average of 16.1 led the team as well as the 17.3 average in the Big-12. Law won the Big-12 Player of the Week award beating the Texas Longhorns 46-43 with a buzzer beating 3-pointer. He was ranked in the top-10 in the Big-12 in terms of scoring, assists and field goal percentage. The Aggies, on his shoulders, reached the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1987.

In his senior year, Law took the Aggies to the sixth rank all over the country. He was presented the Bob Cousy award as the country’s top point guard and averaged at 16.6 points per game along with a 50.9% field goal percentage as well as 45.8% from behind the arc.

In February 2007, the Aggies, under Law, became the first team from the Big 12 South to ever beat the Kansas Jayhawks at their home court. Law won the Big 12 Player of the Week honours for that week and after their win against Kansas, they won the 25th straight game to become the leaders in the Big 12. The win against Texas also won him the Sports Illustrated Player of the Week. Law made his wonderful senior year get him the AP First Team All-American team as well as on Dick Vitale’s First Team All-American squad.

Law became the first guy from the university to be selected unanimously to the All-big 12 First team, as well as to the ESPN.com and Sports Illustrated five-man first-team All-American line up. He was also named as the Big-12 Player of the Year by the Dallas Morning News.

In the 2007 NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks picked Law at 11th overall. He made his debut against the New Jersey Nets and in his first year at the NBA, he had 4.2 points to his name with 2.0 assists per game.

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