Bluiett still eyeing Purdue

Four-star forward Trevon Bluiett was back on Purdue's campus on Thursday, participating in the Purdue team camp tournament. Bluiett has many schools in the picture for his recruitment, but Purdue shouldn't be counted out of the mix.

Trevon Bluiett has been to Mackey Arena more times than he can count. Purdue was the first school to recruit the four-star forward, and he has made the trip to West Lafayette for many games and visits.

On Thursday, Bluiett was back on Purdue's campus. His Park Tudor (Ind.) High School team was in action in Purdue's summer tournament. For each of Bluiett's games, the Purdue coaching staff was situated courtside to take in the action. He appreciated the gesture.

"It's a good feeling coming back to Mackey," said Bluiett. "I've been away from it a long time. Coming back and playing, it re-sparked some feelings. To have Coach Painter and Coach Owens watching my games, it means a lot to me."

Bluiett holds offers from Purdue, Butler, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Michigan, Northwestern, Notre Dame, UCLA and Xavier. At this point, he has no favorites and isn't ruling any school out. The forward still holds Purdue in high regard.

"I still like them," Bluiett said. "They're the first school to ever recruit me and that means a lot. And the fact that they still want me so badly, that definitely means a lot. I like Coach Painter, he's a great coach. He's a guy that gets you to the league."

The critical month of July is approaching and Bluiett is hoping to make the most of it. His goal is to help the Spiece Indy Heat team to victories.

"We've got Peach Jam coming up, so I hope we can win that," said Bluiett. "I feel like we've got a good chance. When we have the whole team together, we're pretty much unstoppable."

With a strong showing this summer, Bluiett can add to his long list of offers.

"Nothing's wrong with the number going up," he said.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats, and currently covers the Purdue Boilermakers. A Chicago native, he resides in West Lafayette.
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