Size: 6'5", 185 pounds
High School: Park Tudor (Indianapolis, IN)
Rivals: 4-star (46); ESPN: 4-star (41); Scout: 4-star (40)
The liklihood of Indiana's top high school prospects taking their talents to Bloomington has increased on Tom Crean's watch. Signing top Indiana recruits Cody Zeller and Yogi Ferrell in recent years has paved the way for more highly touted preps from the Hoosier state to become, well, Hoosiers.
James Blackmon, Jr. will extend that trend in 2014, and Crean hopes Park Tudor standout Trevon Bluiett will continue to help turn a trend into more of a rule of thumb by joining Blackmon in the cream and crimson.
Bluiett is keeping his cards close to the chest, though. He has indicated that Indiana, Michigan and Butler are the three schools recruiting him the hardest. According to CBSsports.com, he's yet to trim his list of 24 potential schools and is still considering destinations from Florida to UCLA.
The premise that Indiana is an elite program close to Bluiett's home obviously is working in the Hoosiers favor, as is the opportunity for him to join another Park Tudor product in point guard Yogi Ferrell. And Butler losing head coach Brad Stevens to the Boston Celtics could push another school that's nearby home off his list.
But wrinkles in the pursuit, like Bluiett's former high school coach joining Steve Alford's staff at UCLA, make it difficult to gauge IU's chances.
Even in such a cloudy picture, though, the Hoosiers are likely to become one of Bluiett's most likely destinations when he eventually begins the process of narrowing down his list. Bluiett can do it all on the offensive end and would be an excellent addition to Indiana's 2014 recruiting class.
Interest in Indiana: Medium
Odds of signing with Hoosiers: 4-1