Trevon Bluiett

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Trevon Bluiett
No. 5 – New Orleans Pelicans
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1994-11-04) November 4, 1994 (age 24)
Indianapolis, Indiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High schoolPark Tudor (Indianapolis, Indiana)
CollegeXavier (2014–2018)
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–presentNew Orleans Pelicans
2018Westchester Knicks
2019Salt Lake City Stars
Career highlights and awards

Trevon Nykee Bluiett (/ˈtrvɒn ˈblɪt/; born November 4, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans, on a two-way contract. He played college basketball for the Xavier Musketeers.

High school career[edit]

Bluiett attended Park Tudor School.[1] At the school, Bluiett won three IHSAA state titles. Bluiett won two of his three state IHSAA titles with Sacramento Kings point guard Yogi Ferrell, he won his last state title with 2017 McDonald's All-American Game nominee Jaren Jackson Jr., son of NBA champion Jaren Jackson. Bluiett scored 2,568 points in his career, 6th-highest in Indiana high school history. In his senior season, he averaged 35.7 points and 11.4 rebounds per game. Bluiett scored 38 points in the 2014 2A title game. Bluiett originally committed to UCLA, due in part to the fact that his former coach Ed Schilling[2] was an assistant at UCLA. Bluiett later decommitted from UCLA and reopened his recruitment. After decommitting from UCLA, he committed to Xavier due to the opportunity of competing in the Big East Conference.[3]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Trevon Bluiett
SF
Indianapolis, IN Park Tudor (Indiana) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Nov 3, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: 87
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 30,10 (SF)   Rivals: 34,N/A (SF)  247Sports: 39,11 (SF)  ESPN: 46,13 (SF)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2016-03-21.

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Xavier, Bluiett was second on the team in scoring at 11.0 points per game. He was a Big East All-Rookie Team honoree. In Xavier's first three games, he averaged 18.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game and was named Big East Rookie of the Week. He repeated as rookie of the week on February 2 after averaging 15.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in games against Georgetown and Seton Hall.[1] However, he admitted to being "lackadaisical and didn't have energy", and he had a slump at the end of the season.[3]

Coming into his sophomore year, Bluiett overhauled his diet and decreased his body fat,[3] he was named to the 35-man mid-season watchlist for the Naismith Trophy on February 11, 2016.[4] At the conclusion of the regular season, Bluiett was selected as a USA Today Third-team All-American[5] as well as selected to the First Team All-Big East.[6] Following the season he entered his name in the NBA Pre-Draft, but withdrew his name prior to the deadline and will return to Xavier.[7]

In a notable performance in his junior year, Bluiett scored 40 points against rivals Cincinnati in the 2017 Crosstown Shootout. Bluiett tied the school record of nine three-pointers, and scored more points than any Xavier player since David West scored 47 in 2003.[8]

On January 24, 2018 Bluiett scored his 2,000th career point, becoming the fifth Musketeer to reach this milestone.[9]

College statistics[edit]

SEASON TEAM MIN FGM-FGA FG% 3PM-3PA 3P% FTM-FTA FT% REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
2014-15 Xavier 28.3 3.6-8.5 .422 1.2-3.7 .326 2.6-3.5 .746 4.2 1.9 0.1 0.6 2.2 1.4 11.0
2015-16 Xavier 30.6 5.0-11.8 .424 2.3-5.8 .398 2.8-3.6 .770 6.1 2.2 0.3 0.9 2.3 1.6 15.1
2016-17 Xavier 35.1 5.9-13.4 .438 2.5-6.8 .371 4.2-5.5 .754 5.7 2.1 0.1 0.9 2.4 2.2 18.5
2017-18 Xavier 34.3 5.8-13.2 .437 3.0-7.2 .417 4.8-5.6 .848 5.5 2.5 0.3 0.7 2.2 2.0 19.3

Source:[10][11][12]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, Bluiett signed a Summer League deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.[13] On July 17, 2018, Bluiett signed with the Pelicans on a two-way contract.[14] On October 22, Bluiett was sent down to the Westchester Knicks after not appearing in the Pelicans' first two games.[15] On January 2, 2019, the Pelicans transferred Bluiett to the Salt Lake City Stars.[16] Bluiett suffered a thumb injury, undergoing surgery on February 1, 2019.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Bluiett is the son of Reynardo and Mariam Bluiett, his siblings are Ashtyn, Juwaan, and Brody.[1] Both of his parents served in the United States Marines and fought in Operation Desert Storm in the 1990s, they met while they were both enlisted in the Marines in the late 1980s at Camp Lejeune, in Jacksonville, North Carolina.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "#5 Trevon Bluiett". GoXavier.com. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.uclabruins.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30500&ATCLID=208185113
  3. ^ a b c d Norlander, Matt (February 11, 2016). "Marine made: Trevon Bluiett has the training to command a Xavier run". CBS Sports. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  4. ^ Payne, Terrence (February 11, 2016). "Naismith Trophy midseason list announced". Fox Sports. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  5. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2016/03/07/usa-today-sports-all-america-teams-college-basketball/81411504/
  6. ^ "Four Named Unanimously to MBB All-BIG EAST First Team". Big East Conference. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  7. ^ "Trevon Bluiett to withdraw from NBA Draft, return to Xavier". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved 2016-06-08.
  8. ^ "Cincinnati overcomes best Xavier performance since David West in rivalry win". CBS Sports. January 27, 2017.
  9. ^ "Goodin leads surge, No. 8 Xavier routs Marquette 89-70". ESPN.com. Associated Press. January 24, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  10. ^ https://247sports.com/Player/Trevon-Bluiett-14935
  11. ^ http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/player/_/id/3136481/trevon-bluiett
  12. ^ http://www.goxavier.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2102
  13. ^ Clark, Dave (June 22, 2018). "Xavier's Trevon Bluiett to play for Pelicans in NBA Summer League". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  14. ^ "Pelicans sign Trevon Bluiett to two-way contract". NBA.com. July 17, 2018. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  15. ^ "Pelicans' Trevon Bluiett: Sent to G-League". CBS Sports. October 22, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  16. ^ Rueckert, Daniel (January 2, 2019). "New Orleans Pelicans Transfer Trevon Bluiett to Stars". NBA G League. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  17. ^ "Pelicans' Trevon Bluiett: Undergoes thumb surgery". CBS Sports. February 1, 2019. Retrieved March 14, 2019.