Trevon Bluiett is searching for a new home after he decided not to attend UCLA. Memphis was recruiting him in the very beginning. Now, what’s next for the talented fella? Well, it’s simple in his case. He will take an official visit to the University of Memphis this weekend. It’s too bad that he will not get to see Memphis Madness in person on Oct. 18. His father, Reynardo, gave the information to the Commercial Appeal on Thursday evening.
“We’ve been keeping up with Memphis for awhile,” said Reynardo. “I’ve always been watching from afar. Assistant coach Jason Gardner— we had a prior relationship with him just being from the city. He expressed how the situation was great there and that it was something Trevon needed to look at.”
Bluiett, 6-5, 185-pounds, committed to the Bruins of UCLA in September. The distance from his hometown made him back out of his commitment. His father felt that he shouldn’t have reopened the recruiting process. However, Bluiett plans to not waste any time and sign to a school when the early signing period begins in November.
Trevon is currently attending Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Bluiett is currently ranked as a 4-star prospect by Rivals.com. Prior to Memphis and UCLA recruiting Bluiett, Xavier, Michigan St., and Butler were also looking to nail him.
“He’s not looking,” said Reynardo Bluiett. “He definitely wants to have it done in two or three weeks.”
With the addition of Bluiett, that would definitely help out with the guard position as Memphis will lose four senior guards after this season. Thus far, Memphis has one commitment for the 2014 class in Dominic Magee (New Orleans).
Trevon’s father feels that whatever school he chooses will get a player who can do it all. As a junior last season, Bluiett averaged 27.8 points a game.
“Man, he does everything,” said Bluiett. “He can handle, he can guard, he can shoot it. That’s probably what people most know him for. He can do it all. Pick and roll, screens, come off — he’s just a team player. Rebounds out of his area well, and a nice kid on top of that. He has a lot to offer.”
I received this information from the Commercial Appeal.