Boise State Small Forward, Chandler Hutchison, has seen his game go to an all new level this season. The one time ESPN Top 100 recruit came to Boise State as the highest rated recruit ever to sign with the Broncos, and as of late we are truly beginning to see the type of player he can become.
After a freshman campaign where the majority of the production and attention was focused on Mountain West Player of the Year Derrick Marks, we are now beginning to see Hutchison get more playing time and confidence grow in his game.
This season his minutes are up nearly double from 12.3 a game last season to 22.6 thus far this season. The part of his game that has seen the biggest improvement by far is his efficiency.
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Currently, Hutchison is shooting 51.1% from the floor, as opposed to 35.6% last year. Hutchison sports a long 6’7 frame with great athleticism, and now it is becoming apparent that he is fully utilizing that frame to get to the hole and finish at the rim or get to the foul line.
With long athletic guys like Hutchison and James Webb III on the court the Broncos should once again contend for an NCAA Tournament bid. Bronco Basketball fans should keep a close eye on the Sophomore forward for the rest of the season and continue to watch his game develop right before our eyes.