Bluiett talks top schools, visit plans (video
Losing the top point guard in the state of Indiana and one of the better point guards in the entire country normally causes a team to face an adjustment period the following year. With former Park Tudor point guard Yogi Ferrell now off in Bloomington appearing as a regular contributor for the Hoosiers, 2014 small forward Trevon Bluiett is running the show, and doing very well at it, helping lead the Panthers to a 5-0 start on the year.
"So far, so good," Bluiett told GoBlueWolverine. "We haven't lost a game and our team chemistry is at a real high point right now. I feel like we can do what we did last year and have another repeat."
Saturday Bluiett had his full array of offensive efficiency on display in a 77-35 win over Triton Central. Bluiett, who finished with 31 points in, was honored prior to the game with a game ball for scoring his 1,000th career point as just a junior.
"It's a big honor," said Bluiett. "Especially since my name is in there with the greats like Yogi and stuff like that, so it's definitely a big honor and you've got to take advantage of that. I can't help but to feel blessed about it."
Bluiett's consistent ability to put the ball in the basket, as well as his spotless academic record, has several schools continuing their hot pursuit of his services. Indiana, enjoying a terrific season despite the recent loss to Butler, is making Bluiett a higher priority as of late after a preseason unofficial visit to Bloomington.
"He told me when I went down there that they were going to start picking it up," said Bluiett. "They couldn't wait any longer. Senior year is coming up shortly and that's when I have to make my decision, so they weren't going to wait around any longer."
Despite the increased interest and attention from Indiana, Bluiett continues to approach his recruitment with a wait and see approach and a timeline that isn't creeping up.
"I just want to keep taking my time with everything and enjoying the process," said Bluiett. "When I feel like the time comes, it does."
Michigan thrust itself into the forefront of Bluiett's recruitment with a scholarship offer in August, and since that point Bluiett and the Wolverines have continued building a strong bond. With Michigan sitting at 11-0 to start the year, Bluiett is taking notice of the core they've been able to create.
"They're doing well," said Bluiett. "The freshmen have NBA bodies and look like they're NBA ready, and that's what Michigan usually does. I feel like with the players they have now they can make a deep run in the tournament."
Bluiett admits the contact with Michigan is limited recently, with both seasons underway, but he has been able to exchange text messages as much as possible. Bluiett's plan to get back up to Ann Arbor remains up in the air, but as January approaches his visit schedule will begin to take shape.
"I know official visits start in January so we may do something with that, but as far as I know I'm just doing school and basketball and not worrying about colleges at this moment," said Bluiett.
Michigan coach John Beilein will be in attendance Friday as Bluiett and Park Tudor take on North Central and 2016 point guard Eron Gordon, as well as former Michigan football recruit Darius Latham.
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