The Boise State Broncos might be losing a player to the NBA Draft as junior Chandler Hutchison is going to test the NBA Draft waters and will not hire an agent, according to Michael Katz of the Idaho Statesman.
This past year, Hutchison averaged 17.4 points and 7.8 rebounds this past year, and he was named to the all-Mountain West first-team this past year.
Tripling one’s scoring average will definitely make NBA scouts take notice.
“Our coaches have informed me that NBA teams are expressing interest, and I feel that I need to take advantage of the opportunity to be evaluated and find out where I truly stand,” Hutchison said in the statement. “Playing in the NBA is the goal that drives me every day and this process is the next step toward making it a reality.”
Broncos head coach Leon Rice is in full support on Hutchison’s decision because by not hiring an agent he can return to Boise State, but he still will get some valuable feedback from NBA personnel.
“That’s exactly what this rule is for, a situation like this. We’ve had great discussions about it, and we’re both excited about it. I’m excited for him and this opportunity,” Rice told the Idaho Statesman. “I really trust in his ability to make a good decision, and so that’s what this is about.”
Hutchison has up until 10 days after the draft combine, which is May 9–14, to withdraw their name from the draft.