Trevon Bluiett decommits from UCLA

First reported by Kyle Neddenriep  of the Indy Star, class of 2014 wing guard Trevon Bluiett is opening things back up and has decomitted from UCLA.

Michigan offered Bluiett in June of 2012 and recruited the 6-foot-5 wing guard steadily over the last year and a half. Bluiett committed to UCLA after taking an official visit on August 31st. He had originally planned to visit Michigan on that date before changing his plans.

Bluiett chose the Bruins over Arizona, Butler, Indiana, Michigan, Purdue and Xavier.

It remains to be seen who will become seriously involved with Bluiett the second time around but Michigan is also recruiting class of 2014 guards Devin Booker, James Blackmon Jr. and Javon Bess (not offered). The Wolverines also landed a commitment from 6-foot-7 wing Kameron Chatman earlier this week.

  • FL Wolve

    Bluiett is still my favorite recruit for the 2014 class. I hope we make a push to sign him.

  • guestavo

    We don’t need another guard. We need combo forwards. And next year, a center.

    Walton/ Spike/ Chatman
    Irvin/ Levert/ Chatman
    Stauskas/ Chatman/ Levert
    Donnal/ ??/ ??
    Horford/ Doyle/ ??

    I don’t think Max will se minutes as much as I respect him.

    • guestavo

      Arizona makes sense. So does Indiana.

      • sane1

        If distance is factor, how does Arizona make sense? Butler and Purdue make the most sense because, in addition to distance, he doesn’t want to compete against other 4 stars for PT apparently. Probably why he passed on us, too, with Irvin, Stauskas, LeVert at 2, and Booker looking good for Michigan at the time he chose UCLA.

    • kam

      I’m sure the coaches know what we need better than you do lol they will do fine

      • guestavo

        Any idiot knows there is only so many minutes in a game. No coaches can change the length of regulation.

        • kam

          well our coaches are not idiots so I’m sure they will do fine

          • guestavo

            We will be fine as we have talent. I just rather roll with the guys who have played a few seasons with our team and have been loyal over the new shiny 4/5 star prospect who may decide to transfer mid-way through the season.

    • Jack

      they might plan on playing chatman some at the 4

  • mikey_mac

    If distance really was a factor for Bluiett, sounds like IU and Purdue should be pretty excited …

    • Mark Worthley

      Butler

  • Ben

    Unreal recruiting season. Sooo many twists and turns. I say we definitely go after him….with Booker & Blackmon. Ill take the first 2 of these 3 to commit.

    • guestavo

      We have tons of guards and a shortage of bigmen. Makes no sense.

      • Ben

        You simply do not say no to that much talent. Doyle, Grantham, Chatman, Blackmon, Bluiett.

        • geoffclarke

          Disagree. Bluiett burned that bridge, IMO.

          • kam

            what do u mean? like the coaches wouldn’t want him?

          • geoffclarke

            Just my opinion, but I don’t think so. Don’t really want to go into my reasons, and I’ll eat crow if I’m wrong, but I don’t see it.

        • guestavo

          Ok, we say no. You fine with Irvin or Walton or Stauskas or Levert or Spike transferring due to lack of minutes? We already know what we have with these guys and they all have 2-3 years of eligibility left.

          • kam

            they wouldn’t transfer

          • guestavo

            So they stay loyal to Michigan and play no minutes. We already have 5 guards, 6 if you count Chatman. Last year we had 5 guards in rotation. How do we fit in 7 total? Someone is going to ride the pine and be highly upset.

          • Ben

            Guess what – You get 13scholly players. The best 8-9 play…..sooooo there are always gonna be guys that ride the pine. That does not mean you don’t go after the best you can get. Doyle, Donnal, Beilfeldt, Horford, Grantham, Chatman is fine for that year in frontcourt…then we go get Zimmerman.

          • guestavo

            It’s different when it’s all 4/5 star recruits. You need role players that are fine playing sparingly and filling their roles. A highly recruited guy is more likely to transfer in an instance. I’d also hate to lose one of our guys now because they got recruited over, but at this point, we all have to watch it unfold.

          • Ben

            7 for 3 spots……yes,
            6 for 2 frontcourt spots.
            What is wrong with that? nothing.

      • kam

        You get what you can!! he will still try and get combo forwards.. but i still want another guard

  • antidaily

    Butler, then? Seems like this ship has sailed for Beilein.

    • Mark Worthley

      why

  • jblair52

    Why did he decommit?

    • geoffclarke

      I’d guess a combination of a couple things: (1) distance really is a factor for him and (2) UCLA obviously sold him on playing time at the 2G, then almost immediately over-recruited him.

      • jblair52

        I don’t understand. Didn’t Park Tudor offer any geography lessons? He should have known California is way out west. And who else has UCLA recruited at the wing position? He looked like the only guy – all the others are forwards or post players.

        • geoffclarke

          By the distance factor, I’m thinking he just had a change of heart. Regarding playing time, UCLA just got Isaac Hamilton, who has to sit out a year.

          http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/recruiting/player-Isaac-Hamilton-115183

        • Bigrange

          His former high school coach is on the coaching staff, he walked into a gym with like 20 National Championship banners, it’s a CA school. Almost any 18 year old is going to get googlie eyed and want to attend a school with all that going on… until they realize just how far it is from home.

  • Dave Pratt

    Best recruit we were in on! Go get him.

    • guestavo

      No. Chatman, Booker, Blackmon Jr, Bolden, are all superior.

      • Dave Pratt

        Don’t agree at all. He has more upside then all you mentioned except maybe Bolden.

        • guestavo

          Upside? Him and Booker are the least athletic of the bunch. If anything, he is the most ready made player of the bunch but the least likely to develop much further than a shooter/ post up guard.

          • Dave Pratt

            That’s your opinion on him I do not agree. I feel the kid is a star in the making. I wanted him over a Booker from the beginning. I’m not high on Booker at all.

          • CFitz

            Booker is plenty athletic. You Tube Booker vs Andre Igudola and tell me he’s not athletic

          • guestavo

            Notice I said “of the bunch”

  • Wayman Britt

    My money he ends up at Butler

  • Bigrange

    I’d like to see Michigan go after him again, if he is still interested. I think he would be a better fit for our “team” program than Blackmon and even though Booker may be superior in talent, I feel like all the interest he has gotten has gone to his head a bit.
    Still I’ll take any of the above players whose last name begins with “B”.

  • Kenny

    timing is very odd, doubt that coaches will make him a priority right now, as they are so close to finish the class. i will put my money on butler but I am ignorant on their scholarship situation. think that izzo will make a push.

  • JVS

    I hope we don’t put the full press on him day one. If Blackmon/Booker/Grantham all head elsewhere/make decisions, we still have a slot (not a scholarship slot, but one that guarantees balanced playing time for all that need it), and we were to re-engage at that point it would be a bit more tactful.

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