Scout's take: Xavier lands Bluiett 

November, 1, 2013
11/01/13
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ESPN 100 SF Trevon Bluiett made a verbal commitment to Xavier on Friday, simultaneously ending what has been a long and complicated recruiting process, and giving Musketeers’ coach Chris Mack a major addition to his frontline.

Trevon Bluiett
Dave Telep/ESPNESPN 100 SF Trevon Bluiett rounds out Xavier's class with commitments at all five positions.
Why he committed: When it was all said and done, the opportunity to stay close to home and step right into immediate minutes was too much for Bluiett to pass up on. Distance was a big factor in his decommitment from UCLA, where his former high school coach Ed Schilling is now one of Steve Alford’s assistants. Since that point, Butler Michigan State and Memphis to a somewhat lesser extent, made pushes for Bluiett, but it has been Xavier in the driver’s seat. Recent on-campus visits sealed the deal for Xavier.

What he brings: Bluiett is an elite level shot-maker, who drills deep threes and pull-ups with equal ease. But more than that, he’s a true scorer, with plenty of mismatch potential. He understands how to come off screens away from the ball, utilizes his thick lower body to create space, and is very poised and crafty when operating in the mid-range area. While he might not be a blow-by driver, he’s capable of getting himself into the lane and is also a good passer off the bounce. He’s going to bring even more versatility, because he’ll be capable of seeing time at either forward position, allowing Mack the flexibility to go with a bigger lineup with him at the three, or go with a smaller, quicker group with him as a floor-spacing four.