Update: Tre makes it official!
Team 95 in Full Effect!⚔ pic.twitter.com/2UTUhvYbcv— Trevon Bluiett (@TrevonBluiett) May 23, 2016
With Xavier having lost nearly 27 PPG with the departures of Jalen, James, and Remy, bringing Trevon back is the difference between a decent team and a potentially great one. Bluiett's flexibility and scoring punch from all three levels will once again allow Coach Mack to work between big and small lineups without sacrificing effectiveness. Team 95 is on the move.
First, the news:
Xavier sophomore Trevon Bluiett is likely to withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to school, source tells @SNYtv— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) May 23, 2016
This is what we were all expecting to happen, but it's still nice to see some confirmation. Players who have left their names in the draft have until May 25th to officially withdraw and preserve their college eligibility, so Trevon is leaving it pretty late here.
There was some suspicion that Boston might use one of its five second-round picks to select Tre, whom they worked out over the weekend. Should Trevon stay in the draft, it's likely that he would be taken late in the second round, if he went at all.
Tre's withdrawal would obviously be a huge win for Xavier. Bluiett posted 15.1/6.1/2.2 on .424/.398/.770 shooting for the Musketeers last year and led the team with 78 made threes. With Jalen Reynolds and James Farr departing from the frontcourt rotation, losing Trevon would leave Xavier thin at the forward positions.