2014 SF Trevon Bluiett to UCLA

Submitted by Space Coyote on September 2nd, 2013 at 4:53 PM

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Sucks to lose him, looked like a good player that was high on Michigan. On to the next.

EDIT: Changed title to 2014 to reflect proper year. Had 2015 previously, thus some of the comments below.



September 2nd, 2013 at 5:17 PM ^

Not too bummed. I'm sure he'll be a good college player but He doesn't have the bounce that some of the other 2014 guys have. I want kameron chapman and Jonah bolden. Two future NBAers there.


September 2nd, 2013 at 5:22 PM ^

I think in reagrds to the 2014 class he's going after a slightly different class of recruits and while I think he wanted Bluiett, I think the focus is more on Booker and a few other players, whereas I think Lavin put the full court press on Bluiett the moment he was hired by UCLA.  Sometimes you just get beat, don' think I'd read anything into it.




September 2nd, 2013 at 8:44 PM ^

Even if everything goes as expected with GRIII playing in the NBA in 2014, we'll still be stacked (and experienced) at the swing position.  That probably weighed a bunch in Blueitt's decision, as he obviously picked the school where he'll have less to show the coaching staff to be able to get minutes right off the bat.  A combo foward with more size is a bigger need for our 2014 class anyway (if I could get my pick of any one of our targets to commit to UM, I'd pick Devin Robinson).


September 2nd, 2013 at 9:43 PM ^

Beilein is in the running for a lot of eliteish prospects, but every time one goes elsewhere it increases the chance we'll end up with a plan b guy...Which...They tend to either turn out great(Spike, Caris, etc) or transfer. Basically it seems even odds we eventually get a similar or better player with that ship anyway.