Four-star Trevon Bluiett de-commits from UCLA

Trevon Bluiett’s commitment to UCLA lasted all of a month. After becoming the Bruins’ first 2014 pledge, the four-star forward officially reopened his recruiting process.

Rated No. 45 in the country by Rivals.com, the Park Tudor High star was once coached by UCLA assistant Ed Schilling. Schilling was in Indiana today to talk to him, but the Bruins now again have an empty slate for the 2014 class. Bluiett had said during the summer that he intended to sign with a school during the early period in November.

“I think the distance part of it played a factor,” Bluiett’s father, Rey, told the Indianapolis Star. “When he sat down and thought about it, I think the distance from home was hard for him.”

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Four-star forward Trevon Bluiett becomes UCLA’s first 2014 commitment

Steve Alford has finally landed his first commitment as UCLA’s head coach.

It’s a good one too, even if it doesn’t fill the team’s most pressing needs. Four-star forward Trevon Bluiett announced his decision to attend UCLA on Twitter today, giving the Bruins a polished wing with great shooting range and impressive passing instincts. Assistant coach Ed Schilling, who once coached Bluiett at Indianapolis’ Park Tudor High, took the lead role in his recruitment.

He took his official visit to Westwood this past weekend, accompanied four-star point guard Quentin Snider, an ex-Louisville commit. Continue reading

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Prospect watch: 2014 forward Trevon Bluiett

Trevon Bluiett, 6-5, 185
Park Tudor | Spiece Indy Heat/Indiana Elite
Scout: Four stars | Rivals: Four stars

Trevon Bluiett is a skilled swingman who boasts a diverse offensive game. He played for UCLA assistant Ed Schilling when the coach worked at Indianapolis’ Park Tudor School, and won the state championship game MVP as both a freshman and a sophomore. That feat becomes even more notable once you consider that he played with Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell during that first title run. Continue reading

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