Video: Trevon Bluiett in the EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam

  • 07/24/2012 2:18 pm in

It was a tough week in North Augusta, South Carolina for Spiece Indy Heat as the Ft. Wayne-based program finished just 1-4 in the Elite Youth Basketball Finals at the Nike Peach Jam.

Trevon Bluiett, one of the top uncommitted players in the state, averaged 10.4 points (40.9% shooting), 4.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists in 23.6 minutes per game.

Our friends at have compiled close to two minutes of video of Bluiett from the Peach Jam in the embedded media player below:

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  • The only thing that stuck out to me was Jaquan Lyle making all the passes to him. I really wouldn’t mind if we passed on Trevon.

  • VerdellJonesIV

    I think that was due more to the small sample size than to Trevon.He was set up to be the end of the ball rotation in most of these clips. If he simply made a pass around the horn they wouldn’t put it in a shooting guards highlight vid.


    Assuming that there are no problems with Lyle (ie attitude and/or off court activities) I’m thinking that Lyle would be the better sign. If it comes down to not enough schollys to go around, which I think most will agree is how it will be, I am on the take Lyle wagon if, as I say, there is no baggage to worry about. TB seems to be a good player & a good kid and, yes, I am well aware that he is from Indiana but Lyle is also from this state & seems to bring a few more tangibles to the discussion IMHO.

    Oh, that baggage, no baggage thing, just why can’t CTC tell every single one of us, every single thing, about every single player, that he is the least bit interested in ? It’s not like he has anything else to do. Maybe we should take up a collection to hire and train the right person to plant as an ITH mole deep inside the IU bball organization. lol

  • Kelin Blab

    If you look at Trevon’s two season of AAU and High School, you will see a kid who has listened to his coaches, which includes his dad.
    + Has improved his ball handling
    + Has improved his ability to get to the basket
    + Continued to have a consistent jump shot
    + Has played more physical

    I think these are the things Crean and other coaches see in him is a high ceiling but also a kid who is willing to do what it takes to get better. He is piling up offers weekly.

  • Kelin Blab

    If he keeps shooting like he does in this highlight, I would rather him keep taking 3’s. The kid can shoot it.

  • Wright Harney

    TB doesn’t have the elite athleticism I’d expect out of a guy that puts up his numbers. Therefore I am not sure his scoring output is sustainable at the next level. Lyle is my favorite non-Lyles/Wiggins prospect in the 2014 class. He has absurd court vision and contributes in way more than just the points column of the box score. Not getting him in our class (and allowing him end up at Louisville, UK, Ohio St, etc) would be a huge mistake. I am confident the staff is aware of that though.

  • Kelin Blab

    Bluiett has really good athleticism. There are only a few few few kids that come in with elite athleticism like a Hanner Perea and more players that don’t, like Jeremy Hollowell. I have not seen where Trevons athleticism has held him back during HS or AAU season.

  • What?! Jeremy Hollowell? I think it should have been more like Jordan Hulls. Jeremy is very athletic for being 6’8″-6’9″. He’s just so nonchalant and meticulous about the game, it may look like he’s not athletic.

  • York538

    i think trevon is an iu lean. i lime him ALOT i just hop he gets more athletic and brings jaquan lyle with him. Id honestly like to have Lyle at IU. PICK US!

  • HoosierTrav

    He really can shoot. I watched him this summer at speice against mac irvin fire and he has an extremely quick release and is deadly accurate. His athleticism is deceptive but its there. People saying that he may not be able to sustain this scoring at the next level need to realize that he has done this against some of the elite talent in the country. Future NBA players and stars at the college level. Trevon will score in bunches in college. Book it.

  • DarkSouth

    I don’t want to put words in Kelin’s mouth, but he does say that “Bluiett has really good athleticism” and, by extension, implies Hollowell does as well.
    I think the point is that elite, blow-your-socks-off athleticism that shows up in mix-tapes like Perea is really rare.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    I’m gonna give as much insight as I can, again, as a high schooler this past year in Evansville (IU in the fall). I’ve heard rumors of his bad attitude and it was pretty evident his freshman year. I’ve heard, from friends of friends and all that, that he was in detention fairly often and wasn’t the best student. That being said, he seemed in his sophomore year to have matured a lot, and he seems like he understands how a D1 ball player is expected to carry himself. Lyle would be a magnificent add to the 2014 class, and it we then finished out with Cliff Alexander, I might faint.
    But, and I’m starting to talk myself into this being possible, JaQuan is taking a visit to IU with James and Trey in the fall. Maybe he wanted his best friends there when he committed to be part of an in state trio that will make us a title contender? It doesn’t seem too far-fetched to me.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    I’d sort of be ok passing on Trevon. I’d like to get Lyle, and I think Blackmon, Lyle, and Bluiett is too short a backcourt. Maybe we’ll move on, he doesn’t seem to like IU much anyway. Wants to carve his own path.

  • Remy Willing and Abell

    The 2014 class is loaded . When I look at our recruiting board and see the talents that we are after and have contacted I am filled with gratitude . Any of these players , schools around the nation would love to have . Coach has done an awesome and relentless job . It will be interesting to see who we pick ,and who picks us , but all in all I’m stoked on the pool that we are picking from .

  • Kelin Blab

    The early commit by Trey Lyles and Blackmon is quite odd and they are very tough to get. Trevon is just letting the process play out completely. I like our chances.

  • SCHoosier

    Did you see Creans comments about how Abell’s game has “exploded this summer”…he’s being overlooked with the Movement kids and future recruit list…nothing like that to motivate a kid. Hope he knockem’s dead next his attiude on the court.

  • ScoopGeoff

    His release definitely is NOT slow. He catches in good position to shoot, doesn’t have much movement in his shot, so there shouldn’t be much variance from jumping, fading, falling back, etc. the one thing that sticks out to me from this and all his videos is how well he reads space. It would be nice to see about 2 seconds more of each of these plays, because I suspect he does an outstanding job of moving off the ball, setting up his man, and reading screens properly – he constantly seems to have plenty of room to operate off the catch.

  • Remy Willing and Abell

    No I didn’t , That’s awesome , I think he will be a good player for us . Being in Louisville since 79 it is fun to watch a player from my area and high school play for my beloved Hoosiers . Hope he does well . Thanks SC for the update .