Scout's take: Bluiett can score for Bruins 

September, 2, 2013
New UCLA coach Steve Alford has gone back to his Indiana roots by landing No. 41 senior Trevon Bluiett (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor). Here's a breakdown of how and why the shooting guard landed with the Bruins.

Why he committed: "Everything felt right about UCLA," Bluiett said. "Coach Alford has a plan for me and made me feel very comfortable. The support they give their program -- from academics to strength and conditioning -- it's all set up for me to be successful."

Perhaps the biggest factor was UCLA assistant Ed Shilling, who was Bluiett's high school coach for three years at Park Tudor. "Coach Shilling is a big reason why I chose UCLA. He is a mentor to me," Bluiett said. "I have known him since the sixth grade and have played for him since the ninth grade. Coach Shilling always has the right intentions and I trust him."