Trevon Bluiett caught the eye of several high major schools with his stellar play as a freshman at Park Tudor last season. The 6-foot-5, 185-pound small forward scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Park Tudor’s Class 2A state championship win over Hammond Bishop Noll last March.
Inside the Hall caught up with Bluiett after a pool play game at last week’s adidas Invitational for an update on his recruitment, his thoughts on Indiana and more:
Full transcript after the jump.
You guys opened up the AAU season with a win against this Garner Roads team. What do you think about being on the floor with your team in July? What’s going through your head as you guys start the season up?
Right now we’re all pretty tired from the June season of high school ball but we’ve been away from each other too long and it’s just a good feeling to come back and restart something that we left off in May.
Obviously you guys were missing Trey Lyles and James Blackmon. What did you guys have to do just adjust and play without them?
Basically we just had to be more aggressive and we had to be more of a defensive team because we didn’t have our big man, our shot blocker. Rebound more, definitely in the game today you could see that there were times in the game that we needed Blackmon or we needed Trey, but we still can get it done.
You guys added Jaquan Lyle to your team. What do you think of him as a player? How does he help you guys?
He’s a good athlete all around. He can pass, he can shoot, he can take it to the basket. So it was definitely a good pickup for our team.
How would you describe your game to someone who’s never seen you play before? What would you say your strengths are?
I would say my strengths are shooting and a little bit of ball handing. I can play defense, not the best, but I’m right at average defender. I feel like if I was in a tight game, I could get it done.
What are you really trying to improve on personally this summer?
Just being quicker, staying low and just being more aggressive down low. Becoming more of a big man.
Recruiting wise, what’s your school list right now or who are the schools coming at you?
Texas, Marquette, Indiana, Purdue, Butler, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Michigan, Michigan State, Florida, Florida State.
Who out of those schools has offered?
Just IU and Virginia.
What do you think about IU in general? What are your thoughts on them and the Indiana program?
It’s a good team. Ever since Coach Tom Crean came things turned around a little bit. IU basketball has become a little bit more exciting.
And how about the other in-state program, Purdue? What are your general thoughts on Purdue?
They’re a good team, too. I kind of liked their style of play when he had JaJuan Johnson and E’Twaun Moore. They’ve always been exciting to me.