Olney Central College point guard Trivante Bloodman has caught the eye of the St. John’s coaching staff. Johnnies assistant coach Tony Chiles scouted Bloodman on Wednesday and head coach Steve Lavin is expected for the Region 24 tournament, which takes place March 8-11.
“It’s a good story for a kid who wasn’t getting looks out of high school,” Olney assistant Dan Matic said.
Bloodman is averaging 15.5 points, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals.
“I think he’s got a chance to be pretty special,” Matic said. “He’s got a wingspan of a 6-6 player. He’s a ball-hawk, defensively. He really disturbs things.
“Offensively, he’s unique because he can get to the lane. He knows how to draw contact. Because of the length of his arms he finishes well around the rim with contact. He has a really good knack for seeing open players. When he gets to the lane they do collapse on him.”