Bluiett gives the latest

Things could be coming to a close soon for four-star forward Trevon Bluiett.

Things are coming to an end quickly for four-star small forward Trevon Bluiett. The Indianapolis (Ind) Park Tudor standout is coming off of an official visit to Memphis, and now is entering the home stretch of his recruitment.

Bluiett used the long weekend to make a visit down to Memphis, and he came away impressed with what he saw from the program.

"The trip to Memphis was pretty good," said Bluiett. "As soon as I got on campus I got to watch practice, they had two-a-days, so I got to see four practices. The morning practices were walk-throughs and the afternoon practices were scrimmages which was good."

He continued, "Also I got to walk around campus and I got to meet the strength and conditioning coach. What I really liked about that is the strength and conditioning coach is actually the masked guy that trained Blake Griffin. He was pretty interesting."

Despite the Tigers only recently starting to recruit him, Bluiett says they are a serious threat for his commitment.

"They are a high level team with high level players with Chris Crawford and Geron Johnson," said Bluiett. "They are two good players, and Coach (Josh) Pastner must be doing something right with them to get them NBA talk and everything."

Distance from home was a big reason why Bluiett de-committed from UCLA, and while Memphis isn't right around the corner from Indianapolis, he said the flight wasn't too bad.

"Actually I think the flight was 57 minutes. 57 minutes beats four or four and a half hours every time," said Bluiett. "I just took a nap and I was there in no time. I think it is about eight hours to drive, so it's not close to home but isn't on the other side of the country."

Along with Memphis, the Michigan State Spartans have also jumped in the mix. At this point Bluiett himself isn't sure of a visit, but Park Tudor Head Coach Kyle Cox thinks the visit will take place on Wednesday evening.

For his part Bluiett said, "I don't know if I am going. We have talked about a visit, but I am not sure about that. I have to talk to my dad about that tonight. We haven't really talked about anything about what I like about Memphis or this visit, so we will see how that plays out tomorrow."

Along with those two schools, Butler, Purdue, and Xavier have been there with Bluiett from the beginning.

"I just want to explore the other schools that I don't know as much about," said Bluiett. "It doesn't mean I am getting away from Butler, Xavier, and Purdue, it just means I am widening things out a little bit."

About Butler, he said, "They stand at the top still like they have always been. I have always had a good relationship with the coaches and I know the players really well. They've always been at the top."

Before committing to UCLA Bluiett set up an official with Purdue, obviously that didn't take place. Now Bluiett says an official to West Lafayette isn't likely.

"I probably won't get up there. I want to sign in November, so I don't have too much time to try and take all five visits and stuff," said Bluiett. "Hopefully I may get a chance to go for an unofficial, but I don't think an official will work. I still have high interest in them though."

When it comes to Xavier, it is the relationship with the coaches that seems to really stand out.

"I have been having a good relationship with (Travis) Steele and Coach (Chris) Mack since like eighth grade, and that still stands," said Bluiett. "It still stands and they are still at the top and I still like them. I just need to see how things go from here on out."

In terms of a commitment, Bluiett says it could happen at any time, but he will definitely decide early.

"I only have like three weeks before the early signing period, so anywhere between now and then I could be making my decision," said Bluiett.

Bluiett says no other schools are being seriously considered besides Butler, Memphis, Michigan State, Purdue, and Xavier.

Update: Reynardo Bluiett, Trevon's father, says the visit to Michigan State is official and will take place starting Wednesday evening through Friday.

Scout Hoops Top Stories