Busting Brackets

UCLA Receives Commitment From Coveted 2014 Prospect Trevon Bluiett


Aor 2, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins mascot Joe Bruin at a press conference to announce the hiring of Steve Alford (not pictured) as mens basketball coach at Pauley Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan, Indiana, Butler, and so on are universities that we’re neck-and-neck towards the finish line for the ultimate grand prize: a 6ft 5in, 205 pound SF named Trevon Blueitt, one of the hot commodities of the class of 2014. But, alas, it was UCLA that ended up at the finish line, claiming Blueitt’s commitment to play for the school. Blueitt announced his commitment to UCLA today after he spent some time visiting the school with newly-appointed head coach Steve Alford. Ed Schilling, Blueitt’s former high school coach, has been reportedly hired as an assistant coach for the Bruins. Ranked 10th for his position, 4th in the state of Indiana, and 41st on the ESPN Top-100 class of 2014, this top-50 recruit was a very sought after player by most schools, and for good reasons too.

Trevon Blueitt’s best attribute to his offensive game is his shooting. His quick release and dead-on precision makes Blueitt one of the best and most consistent shooters of his class.  His touch from three point land is unmatched by any of his peers or opponents. But he isn’t strictly a shooter, Blueitt also has a nice driving game. His athleticism helps him weave and knife through the defense when driving for a layup. His basketball I.Q is an underrated part of his game, and its a very noticeable trait when he can read how the defense reacts to him and when he busts out his array of pump fakes, pivots, and rare post moves. This is Steve Alford’s first major recruit to UCLA, and certainly not his last recruit. Take a look at this comprehensive highlight reel of Trevon Blueitt, courtesy of the YouTube channel TheIndianaRecruits, to see what Blueitt is going to do as a Bruin.