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.