Xavier's stellar class of 2014 got a little better on Friday, as 4-star small forward Trevon Bluiett made his official commitment to head coach Chris Mack and the Musketeers.
The Indianapolis native announced his decision on Twitter:
Per 247 Sports' composite rankings, Bluiett is ranked as the 45th best prospect and 11th best small forward in the country, while considered the third best player out of the state of Indiana in the class of 2014. He had offers from around the nation, but ultimately chose the Musketeers over Tom Izzo and Michigan State.
At 6'6" and 185 pounds (according to 247 Sports), Bluiett is a strong, skilled wing who can score in a variety of different ways.
As someone with a good feel for the game and an impressive build that already looks ready for the next level, he should be able to make an immediate impact at the Cintas Center in 2014.
Perhaps more importantly for Mack and his staff, ESPN's Adam Finkelstein believes Bluiett is a long-term contributor, as well:
1 reason why Bluiett is huge for X. He's going to be a 3 or 4 year guy IMO, that will make him one of best upperclassmen in cbb in few yrs— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) November 1, 2013
Either way, Xavier is set up to make a lot of noise quickly in the new Big East.
It's pretty much going to be the Semaj Christon show this season, but the point guard will get some terrific reinforcements in 2014 if he doesn't leave for the NBA draft.
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In addition to Bluiett, Xavier's 2014 class features three 4-stars in power forward Makinde London, shooting guard J.P. Macura and point guard Edmond Sumner. 3-star center Sean O'Mara rounds out the class that is currently ranked 21st in America.
Xavier missed the big dance last season for the first time in seven years, but it's starting to look like the Musketeers will be back very soon.