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Xavier's Bluiett will reportedly put name in NBA Draft, not hire agent

Xavier's Trevon Bluiett (5) reacts after hitting a three point basket in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Butler, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A few days after Xavier sophomore point guard Edmond Sumner announced he is going to enter the NBA Draft and will hire an agent, junior swingman Trevon Bluiett is reportedly going to put his name into the Draft, but won't hire an agent yet.

Bluiett put his name into the Draft last year, but pulled out after he was not invited to the NBA Draft Combine, where teams can provide feedback to players about their draft stock.

He will likely get an invite this year, but that won't be known until late April/early May. The combine is held the second week of May and players must decide by May 24 whether to leave their name in the draft or take it out, but they can only do that if they haven't hired an agent.

Bluiett is coming off a successful season in which he led Xavier to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. A first-team All-Big East member, he averaged 18.4 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game.

According to DraftExpress.com, he would be the 53rd-rated player in the 2017 draft, which equates to a late second-round pick.

The key question for Bluiett will be how much more can his stock improve if he returns? It may not be enough for him to change his mind.




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