Bluiett, ranked No. 41 in Scout's top 100, finished with a game-high 22 points and nine rebounds, while drawing rave reviews on social media from those in attendance. The Derby Festival Classic all-star game, which previously featured Semaj Christon in 2012, had 18 out of 20 players ranked in Scout.com's top 70, and the two who weren't ranked, Bonzie Colson and Max Hoetzel, are headed to play at Notre Dame and Indiana respectively. The highest-rated players were Ohio State commit Keita Bates Diop (19), UNLV commit Dwayne Morgan (20), Oregon commit JaQuan Lyle (22) and Florida commit Devin Robinson (24)
Bluiett led all scorers with 15 points and five rebounds in the first half, a performance that prompted the following tweets:
Xavier bound Trevon Bluiett is having himself a nice start to the @DerbyBBClassic.— N.D. Kendrick (@NDkendrick) April 18, 2014
Going out on the limb and will venture to say Trevon Bluiett will average double figures as a freshman at #Xavier.Makes it look too easy.— Rodger Bohn (@rodgerbohn) April 18, 2014
#Xavier commit Trevon Bluiett can flat out fill it up. He will cause fits for defenses from day 1. Game high 15 points at the half.— Drew Messmer (@AllMetroDrew) April 18, 2014
Trevon Bluiett (Xavier commit) leading all scorers with 15. Also has 5 rebounds. Xavier got a steal. He can play.— Nick Burch (@_NickBurch) April 19, 2014
Bluiett is known as an elite shooter, but even despite going 1-for-6 from beyond the arc, he impressed by finishing 9-for-16 from the field while showing off his diverse and developed offensive game. Quentin Snider, a Louisville commit unsurprisingly, took home the White team's MVP award, finishing with nine assists to go with eight points on 3-of-7 shooting.
After averaging 36.2 points this season at Park Tudor, Bluiett set a 2A state title game record with 38 points in the blowout win, 83-57, over Westview at the end of March. His 2,568 career points were good enough for sixth all-time in Indiana State history.
Especially with the recent news of Justin Martin transferring out of the program, Xavier will be relying on Bluiett to step in and contribute on the offensive end from game one next season.