According to the Indianapolis Star, Bluiett (Indianapolis/Park Tudor) told his former high school coach and current UCLA assistant Ed Schilling that the school's distance from home played a role in his decision.
Before Bruins coach Steve Alford snagged the sharp-shooting wing, it had appeared that Bluiett would land at Butler. But once Brad Stevens took the Boston Celtics job, Bluiett began looking at other schools.
Bluiett's decision marked the Bruins' second loss on the recruiting trail this week. Earlier, up-and-coming ESPN 100 big man Michael Humphrey (Phoenix/Sunnyslope), a top UCLA target, narrowed his list to Arizona and Stanford.