Hysteria an eye-opening experience for Bluiett

Friday’s Hoosier Hysteria was another step in a fast-moving recruiting process for Trevon Bluiett.

The 6-foot-5 freshman guard from Park Tudor was able to watch the team’s first practice, which gave some insight in coach Tom Crean.

“My wife made a note about how coach Crean was energetic,” said Reynardol, Bluiett’s father. “Pretty hands-on.”

Reynardo added it was a “pretty intense practice” and it was good to see how the coaches do their jobs and how the players react.

And then there was the actual Hoosier Hysteria, attended by more than 13,000.

“A lot of energy in the building,” Reynardo said. “That was a game-time crowd. … That’s the support they have down there. That’s nice.”

Bluiett and his family are planning on being back on campus soon, for an unofficial visit.

“To see the educational side of things,” Reynardo said.

Indiana remains Bluiett’s only scholarship offer, though a host of schools were at Park Tudor this fall to see him and Yogi Ferrell.

That this process has started caught the family by surprise, by Reynardo said the scholarship offer and then the commitments of Bluiett’s AAU teammates Trey Lyles and James Blackmon Jr. jumpstarted everything.

“But we’ve welcomed that,” Reynardo said.

As far as the suggestion that Bluiett may commit soon, Reynardo said that, “I am kind of letting him feel it out.”

At Park Tudor, Bluiett is expected to play a scoring role for the defending 2A state finalist, helping to alleviate some of the pressure on Ferrell.

“He said his main goal is to get Yogi Mr. Basketball,” Reynardo said.