Video: 2014 Park Tudor guard Trevon Bluiett

ITH contributor Joe Eberhardt passed along the following video he put together of 2014 Park Tudor guard Trevon Bluiett from the Indiana Basketball Academy Summer League.

Bluiett was recently offered a scholarship by Tom Crean, according to this report by Kyle Neddenriep. Here’s a quick first look at Bluiett, who is rated the No. 22 prospect nationally by ESPN and No. 7 nationally by The Hoop Scoop.

  • Anonymous

    I wish we could have that woman in the background commenting on all of our potential recruits’ videos. “Oh, you’re kidding me! Come on!”

  • http://twitter.com/IndyHoopsBlog Joe Eberhardt

    LOL! Plainfield fans… (I mean that in a joking way)

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the video Joe. What # is Trevon wearing in this video?

    The lady in the background cracks me up too.

  • http://twitter.com/IndyHoopsBlog Joe Eberhardt

    #44

  • JerryCT

    Sorry but I saw nothing to go wild about in the video , in fact, if that is him shooting then his shot is going to get stuffed alot in college

  • http://twitter.com/IndyHoopsBlog Joe Eberhardt

    Pretty simple video, but just wanted to give fans a little introduction to Trevon. He definitely needs to improve his game, and likely alter his shot mechanics. Most kids his age do if they want to play big time basketball. Please keep in mind he was 3 weeks removed from middle school at the time of this video.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    In all fairness, this is a 14-15 year old kid entering his first season of high school ball. There’s plenty of room to grow, of course, but he’s certainly got potential.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t agree. He is already 6’5″ and might grow some more. He shoots with the ball in front of his face, kind of like Maurice Creek. He’s got a nice shot, and it will only get better with time.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t agree. He is already 6’5″ and might grow some more. He shoots with the ball in front of his face, kind of like Maurice Creek. He’s got a nice shot, and it will only get better with time.

  • Anonymous

    i’m sold on blackmon and bluiett. but they are guards, and anything can happen with their development over the next 4 years. (demetrius walker, trae golden etc.) however, i think lyles is a can’t miss prospect. if lyles is not a 5-star by the time he graduates…something’s way wrong.

  • Anonymous

    I know the atmosphere around IU basketball is getting more exciting and its about time, but this hype about the ’14 class is getting a little too crazy for me. They are just too young and they still have so much ahead of them, as do we, before they even make it to IU. I’m all about picking up talented, hard working, and class acting kids but to make a habit out of looking that closely and talking so much about 14 year old kids is again crazy to me.

  • JerryCT

    Fair enough for his age, thanks for the insight

  • Lew_kinkead

    I think that the location is Tommy Abernethy’s Basketball Academy in Carmel.
    Recognize #7 in Video. Good players/kids get better with experience and coaching.
    Abernethy’s has got it right with lots of opportunity to play.

  • marsh21

    I love the class of 2014 recruiting and hopefully we will get this kid too. This kid has serious size for a 2 guard and is pretty smooth all things considered. I played a lot of Indiana high school basketball and would have loved to have been his size at 14. His body looks pretty strong for this age and will surely develop into a good prospect. He’s surrounded by good coaching and talent.

    Please……, people this kid will be another great get for IU! Come on Trevon give Crean a big YES this weekend and join your buddies.

  • Yogi Kelin Zeller

    I know there are some who are uneasy about these 2014 recruits but I have a few things to say about it?
    + Would you like them to be offered by PU or UK first?
    + Would you like them to be PU or UK commits?
    + How often does an player at this level begin to get worse as he progresses in high school?

    This is a trend in this state that IU is setting and I find nothing wrong with it. The kids and their families are making these decisions. I am for certain this has peaked the interest of Matta, Painter, Brey, and Stevens who now have no shot at any of these kids and see the IU train building steam…..

    So I say again…..If these two were committed to PU…with Bluiett being offered by PU first or UK…..we ALL would be pissed and feel more slighted…Hell if a 2024 kid who happens to live in my house wants to commit to IU next week I would be thrilled.

  • Anonymous

    Can your kid go to his left?

  • Yogi Kelin Zeller

    Funny you say that….YKZ Jr. is a left handed baller a right handed student….go figure…. In all honesty he would probably not go to IU, our 401k has taken a hit with the economy and Cal told us he could help us with that if he commits to Kentucky, just for a semester, earn 4-6 credit hours then go pro… Who needs a 401K when Cal is around….

  • Yogi Kelin Zeller

    Funny you say that….YKZ Jr. is a left handed baller a right handed student….go figure…. In all honesty he would probably not go to IU, our 401k has taken a hit with the economy and Cal told us he could help us with that if he commits to Kentucky, just for a semester, earn 4-6 credit hours then go pro… Who needs a 401K when Cal is around….

  • Anonymous

    1.) I don’t have any problem with Crean showing interest in kids this young or even offering a scholarship. It’s smart to get in with these kids early so they know IU was interested in them from the beginning before anyone else. I really doubt Crean thought they would actually commit this soon; he was probably just trying to make that first impression.
    2.) I don’t have a problem with the kid and their parents making the decision. It’s their choice so……

    But do these kids really know what they are doing at such a young age? Its hard to go back to that time because its been a while, but I am sure I wasn’t thinking about what college I was going to go to at that point. Basketball is one thing, but what about a certain college degree? I wonder if they incorporated academics into this college choice. You think they were thinking they wanted to major in business and IU has a great business school? I have a 13 year old sister and I asked her the other day if she knew what she wanted to do and she replied something about photography. Nothing wrong with that but she is top of her class and probably going to have a much more specialized/prestigious job after college. The point being she didn’t really think much about life past high school or college because that isn’t what being that young is all about.

    Don’t want to make this too much longer, but hope you get my point. At that age it is hard to take serious what these kids really want 4 years later. I’m really surprised more by the parents than anyone. Come on…..these kids need to take their time, enjoy a little more attention for a while, live the young life, look at the tons of other options. Then after you have seen all the options and you have mapped out what you want to do in college athletically and academically…then make a decision and then hopefully its still IU.

    Lastly…..just in the case that UK landed a recruit and pissed me off doesn’t mean I would always want IU to operate in the same way.

  • Yogi Kelin Zeller

    Joe….I know Park Tudor is supposed to be very good again this year. Is there any truth to the rumor they have some big 6’9 kid that transferred in to their school?

  • Anonymous

    I have to somewhat disagree. I knew several people who had a pretty good idea of what they wanted to do when we entered high school–not all of them, but a pretty good number. I also would point out that IU has as vast a selection of majors as virtually any school in the country, so even if one is fairly wide open there’s a strong likelihood that the fields in question will be available. Finally, I think this gives them an opportunity to be kids—these guys don’t have to be bombarded with letters and phone calls from coaches for the next three years; they aren’t dwelling on whose lips will feel the softest kissing their behinds.
    I also think the fact that there’s proximity to home is another point that makes these decisions easier to make.

    A lot of kids aren’t ready to commit this early, but I think there are two exceptional cases with Blackmon and Lyles–two coach’s sons, with at least one of the fathers very familiar with the recruiting process.

  • Tjdarts

    There was once a time when every young boy dreamed of growing up wanting to don the candy striped warm-ups and step onto that floor at Assembly Hall to the cheers of a packed house chanting their names. That was the very core of those young boys existence. Our program has been thru some rough times over the last twenty or so years. It touches my heart that in these times there are still a few young men who share those dreams. That is what made INDIANA basketball so special. It is a great institution with proven academics. Nothing could be more special than to have that opportunity within your grasp. Instead of being critical of these young men for wanting to follow their dreams, let us embrace the fact that they get the chance at doing something that we all have dreamed about. onward and upward IU Basketball.

  • Outoftheloop

    Actually his shot looks a lot like Yogi’s shot. If you can get it off, and if it goes in (two big “ifs”) then let the kid shoot it his way. His release is very low-easy to block-but it looks pretty quick-hard to block. We will see as he faces better competition. He has lots of time to refine his stroke.

  • Outoftheloop

    Actually his shot looks a lot like Yogi’s shot. If you can get it off, and if it goes in (two big “ifs”) then let the kid shoot it his way. His release is very low-easy to block-but it looks pretty quick-hard to block. We will see as he faces better competition. He has lots of time to refine his stroke.

  • Outoftheloop

    Even in jest those traitorous words “Kentucky” bring pain!

  • Outoftheloop

    It is very difficult to “really know” anything until the second before your death, and then you can’t act on your knowledge. So you make judgments and take action based on imperfect knowledge and reasoning. If you do your due diligence, exercise good reasoning, consult with trusted family and advisors and are very comfortable with your decision, then that is as good as it gets.

  • BFowler

    Amen, and well said. That is someone who speaks fromk experience it sounds like.

  • BFowler

    Walton, I remember thinking the same thing about Tim Floyd when he recruited the kid from Aurora, IL (Boatright?) as a 7th or 8th grader. I felt my own cognative dissonance as I was excited to see Lyles commit, then thinking a lot can happen in 4 years, and he could end up being average at best (not likely, but still), or de-commit, or whatever.

    What I like is the buzz it is creating and the apparent excitement Coach Crean has conjured up for Indiana basketball again, which has been waning for far too long (at least a decade, if not longer). So, in short, I agree with you about the ’14 class full of 14 year olds, and my excitement is more based on the buzz around the program more than than the future freshmen that are committing.

  • http://twitter.com/IndyHoopsBlog Joe Eberhardt

    I remember hearing something about that as well. I can’t recall the details, but let me see what I can dig up.

  • Yogi Kelin Zeller

    Joe I have heard about the dozens of visitors at IU in the past few weeks, other than DSR. Has that shipped sailed and IU has cooled on him. I have heard not a mention of him at all visiting IU or IU visiting him.

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