Busy June for Bluiett

Numerous unofficial visits took place for Trevon Bluiett during the month of June.

One of the busiest players this June was Trevon Bluiett. The Indianapolis (Ind.) Park Tudor standout took numerous unofficial visits and kept racking up the offers, this on the heels of the four-star prospect having an excellent spring with Spiece Indy Heat.

Very few 2014 prospects could match the raw production of Bluiett during the Nike EYBL. Bluiett averaged 16.5 points and shot 48 percent from three point range during the EYBL games.

According to his father, Reynardo Bluiett, he feels his son is showing off more confidence and that has taken his game to a new level.

"He's just really been sharpening things up," said Bluiett. "I think the biggest thing is his confidence has grown. He has now figured out how to assert himself all the time. He has always had skill, but now he has focused on being more effective at all points."

With numbers like that it is no surprise that Bluiett has already racked up offers from Butler, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas State, Louisville, Notre Dame, Purdue, Virginia, and Xavier.

Recently Bluiett had a chance to visit four of those schools, as well as a trip to Kentucky to check things out in Lexington.

One of the big visits for Bluiett was to Michigan. On that trip he picked up an offer, and came away impressed with what he saw.

"The campus has a lot of construction going on and a lot of good stuff going on," said Reynardo Bluiett. "They have a remodeled arena, a new locker room, and the academic center was very impressive. Coach (John) Beilein and his staff were great. They spent half a day with us and telling us how they see Trevon fitting in with what they do."

While Michigan is a few hours from home, Butler is only a few minutes. Bluiett attended the Bulldogs Elite Camp, and the local school has done a good job of staying firmly in the race.

"Butler's always been impressive," Bluiett explained. "We can talk about their achievements over the past couple of years. They have a first class staff with Brad (Stevens) and Mike (Lewis) and those guys. They do a good job of laying out specifically where you will fit in their system. Also it is right around the corner and with the move to the Atlantic 10 they have a lot of good things going."

Also on the Bluiett's visit tour was a dual trip to the Bluegrass State to check out Louisville and Kentucky.

"Louisville offered and the Yum Center that is state of the art," said Bluiett of the Cardinals. "We sat and watched a practice and saw the living quarters and everything. They have a great track record of getting guys to the places they need to be. They put on a good visit. We sat with Kareem (Richardson) and Rick (Pitino), we enjoyed it quite a bit."

About Kentucky he added, "We spent about two or three hours there. They have impressive living quarters and academic center. We saw the campus life there. It has an old school college campus feel. It was a nice visit. Coach (John) Calipari was with the Dominican team so we sat with Kenny Payne and met with him."

Also Bluiett made a return trip to Xavier, and also liked what he saw from that school.

"They do a real good job of telling Trevon how what he does fits in directly to what he does well," he explained. "They have been recruiting him for a while and they offered him. They do a good job as a staff and they have made Trevon feel at home. It is a private school and they show a good job of what they have to offer."

While many kids in Indiana decide early, Bluiett isn't one of them. In fact according to the elder Bluiett, Trevon hasn't yet even given significant thought to his decision.

"Trevon has never really been into or talked about committing early," said Bluiett. "We made a pact that we would sit down after this July period and start talking about schools. He has been steadfast about that. I believe he wants to be sure he is making the right decision at the right time. With his game changing as much as it has, there is no way he could have decided before what was the right place for him."

He continued, "As a father I support him in that. Of course it would be easier if he just picked a school, but he wants to really look at things and I think that is a mature decision."


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