PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers women’s basketball assistant coach Jolette Law will be inducted into the Wilson High School Hall of Fame Saturday, Nov. 2, in Florence, SC." />
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Law to be Inducted into Wilson High School Hall of Fame
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers women’s basketball assistant coach Jolette Law will be inducted into the Wilson High School Hall of Fame Saturday, Nov. 2, in Florence, SC.

    Law will be enshrined for her many accomplishments as a player at both Wilson and The University of Iowa, as one of the only female members of the Harlem Globetrotters, and as an assistant coach at Ball State (1994-95) and Rutgers (1995-present).

    “This is an incredible honor and is truly a blessing from God to be recognized as a Hall of Famer from one of the most prestigious high schools in America,” Law said. “When I look back on my life, this will definitely be an honor I will hold close to my heart. This is my home and this is the place that helped mold me into the person I am today.”

    Law is the only basketball player, boys or girls, to have her jersey retired at Wilson, three times earning Kodak All-America honors and four times being named the Athlete of the Year as a prep star. At Iowa, she twice was named to the All-Big Ten Team (1989-90) and was selected to the 1990 District V All-America Team. A member of the Iowa Hall of Fame, she ranks fourth in assists (353), fifth in steals (205), seventh in scoring (1,137) and 12th in rebounding (350) on the Hawkeye career lists. During her four-year career, Iowa played in four NCAA Tournaments, reaching the regional final in 1987 and 1988, and achieved a No. 1 national ranking, compiling a 105-18 record and winning four Big Ten Tournaments. She also was a member of the 1988 Jones Cup Team during her time in Iowa City.

    As an ambassador of goodwill with the Harlem Globetrotters, she coordinated several basketball seminars and clinics in addition to her on-the-court performances. During her four-year stint with basketball’s greatest team (1990-94), she was the only female member and her picture appeared on Wheaties cereal boxes with her Globetrotter teammates. She has utilized her skills and talents to create opportunities to participate in various national projects, including the “Great American Workout” with former president George Bush, the 1992 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Project D.A.R.E. in St. Petersburg, FL. Law also has made appearances on ABC’s Wide World of Sports, the Montel Williams Show, the Vicki Lawrence Show, and was featured as the only female in M.C. Hammer’s music video “Too Legit 2 Quit.” She has been featured in several magazines, including Sport Magazine, Black Elegance, Ebony, Jet and People.

    Following a season at Ball State, Law was the first assistant hired by former Iowa head coach C. Vivian Stringer when she accepted the head coaching position at Rutgers in July of 1995. During her time “On the Banks,” Law has helped lead the Scarlet Knights to four NCAA Tournament berths (1998-2001), including a trip to the 2000 Final Four, has helped assemble some of the best recruiting classes in the nation, and has coached five players who have been selected in the last three WNBA Drafts.

    Law will be the second member of her immediate family to be inducted into the Wilson Hall of Fame. Her father, the late Joseph Law, Jr., was enshrined in 1996.

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