Bluiett talks Northwestern offer

Four-star power forward Trevon Bluiett hit three triples in his Spiece AAU team's 91-62 win on Saturday morning. Afterwards, he caught up with Publisher Nick Medline in this Purple Wildcats Insider Update.

FORT WAYNE, Ind.— Spiece Indy Heat AAU (Ind.) prospect Trevon Bluiett coolly put forth an efficient 18-point performance in his team's 91-62 victory against Peoria Irish (Ill.) on Saturday morning.

In recent weeks especially, teams have been itching to earn his attention. Chris Collins joined the club by offering the four-star forward yesterday—another example of his immediate and aggressive recruiting tactics.

Bluiett flashed his true scorer's game by showcasing an excellent perimeter stroke. He knocked down three first-half triples and played well in zone press looks.

Nothing, though, can truly distract from intense recruitment. He holds offers from UCLA, Michigan, Indiana and Florida among several others. Though NU stands as quite the longshot to land his services, Bluiett took note of the qualities unique to the Wildcats basketball program.

"It means a lot coming from another Big Ten school, and a power in academics," Bluiett said.

Bluiett describes his game as "shoot-first," though he's comfortable attacking the rim. He keeps defenders honest with striking athleticism.

In these sorts of situations, with the dominant Spiece team controlling the game, Bluiett and his teammates can focus on areas of improvement and defensive fundamentals.

"When you're up by so many points, that's the opportunity you to have work on things," he said.

Most notable about the Spiece team–aside from size and strength–is its consistent and balanced attack. Even with several D-1 talents, no one tried to steal to show.

"Our players are so unselfish," Bluiett said. "We give each player an opportunity to go out and work on their game."

For him, that's looking awfully close to the complete product. NU is paying attention to someone who easily qualifies as a "program-turning" talent.

Bluiett can work on helping to lead Spiece deep in the tournament, and hopefully to the championship. It's the little things that help Spiece find success, and much of that involves the steady play from another Northwestern target.

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