Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Top-50 small forward and Park Tudor High standout Trevon Bluiett has committed to play for UCLA, giving new coach Steve Alford his first commitment of the Class of 2014.
“I loved the campus, and Coach Alford and his staff made me feel welcome and comfortable as soon as I stepped on campus,” said Bluiett, whose former high school coach, Ed Schilling, was hired by Alford as assistant.
The 6-foot-6 Bluiett took an official visit to UCLA this past weekend. He had already visited Xavier and Butler and was scheduled to visit Purdue this weekend. Arizona, Indiana and Michigan were also among his finalists.
Ranked 41st in the country, Bluiett is a big, strong scoring wing who can make shots from beyond the arc and finish strong to the basket.
Alford inherits a talented UCLA squad from Ben Howland, who was fired after 10 seasons despite winning 25 games last season.
However, the Bruins will lose seniors David and Travis Wear and could also lose Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson early to the NBA.
“They are set up for success,” Bluiett said. “The strength coach is on a different level than other coaches and he played my position.”
Alford recently hosted Louisville de-commit Quentin Snider this past weekend.