Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Trevon Bluiett stays at Xavier after considering NBA

Trevon Bluiett stays at Xavier after considering NBA

Trevon Bluiett made a decision to stay at Xavier for his senior season instead of entering the National Basketball Association draft on Tuesday, a huge boost to a Musketeers team that reached the Elite Eight last season.

Trevon Bluiett is returning to Xavier next season, per a source.

Bluiett entered the draft without hiring an agent, allowing him to retain his college eligibility.

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He was a First-team All-Big East selection a year ago and was second in the conference with 18.5 points per game, per CBS. Bluiett carried the 11-seed Musketeers to the Elite Eight before falling to Gonzaga, averaging 25.0 points and shooting 11-of-23 from 3-point range in his first three tournament games. He now has 1,585 career points. Assuming X plays 35 games next season, he would need to average 15.7 points per game to pass David West as Xavier's second all-time leading scorer. Consider, Edmond Sumner was hurt on January 29 and RaShid Gaston had lost a lot of his minutes to Sean O'Mara and Tyrique Jones prior to the postseason.

Bluiett's return will have a huge impact for Xavier, who also have their best recruiting class in school history this season.

With Bluiett staying, the Musketeers will have the key players from their tournament run back next season.

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