Xavier nabs Bluiett

Xavier got their top remaining target in 2014 small forward Trevon Bluiett on Friday evening.

The Xavier Musketeers finished off what is one of the best, if not the best recruiting classes in school history in style on Friday evening. Four-star small forward Trevon Bluiett picked the school completing their five man class.

At 6-foot-5 and 185 pounds, Bluiett is the No. 41 ranked player on Scout.com, and was a one-time UCLA commitment. However after re-opening his recruitment the Musketeers emerged as a favorite and edged out Butler, Michigan State, and Memphis.

According to both Trevon and his father Reynardo Bluiett, the strong relationship with the Xavier coaches paid a key role in getting the four-star to commit.

"I think what put Xavier over the top was the relationship I had with the coaches," said Bluiett. "Coach (Chris) Mack and Coach (Travis) Steele have been with me through the entire process. A lot of things during the recruitment have been thrown at us, but they stuck with us the entire time."

The elder Bluiett added, "Xavier has been there since day one. They never wavered, they just showed us what they had and through the years they showed us a plan that was attractive to him and I. We just felt real solid about them."

Considered one of the best pure shooters in the class, Bluiett averaged 18.5 points per game in the EYBL while shooting 43 percent from three and 86 percent from the foul line.

This is a huge pickup for the Musketeers who now own three four-star commitments. Joining him in the class are fellow four-star prospects Makinde London and J.P. Macura as well as three-stars Sean O'Mara and Edmond Sumner.

That strong class also played a key role in Bluiett picking the Musketeers.

"They have put a top 10 class together, and not only that but they should have a lot of talent already on the team when he gets there," said Reynardo. "There isn't much more you can ask for with the class they have coming in and the class they have there already. It should be a fun college experience for him."

Trevon added, "Xavier's been to the Sweet 16 like four of the last six years so they aren't far off some of the other elite level schools. I just think that next year we will have the tools in place to go to the next level."

The Musketeers are set to compete in the Big East for the first time this year, and now have a big recruiting class to help them in their continued transition to the league.

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