Early March- it’s that time of year again to celebrate the seniors that take to the hardwood. Boise State will be holding the men’s ceremony just prior to the match up against the Wyoming Cowboys (March 3rd).
“Senior night– a day to remember , reflect, and reminisce the history of each student athlete participating in their final home contest. It’s also a chance to commemorate and celebrate these fine student athletes.”
The trio has so far combined for 1,139 points and over 50% of the team’s total scoring output.
Williams and Sengfelder have started every game for the Broncos. Hutchison missed one start against Loyola Marymount due to injury.
Don't miss your final chance to see seniors Chandler Hutchison, Christian Sengfelder and Lexus Williams in action at home this Saturday!
— Boise State Broncos (@BroncoSports) March 2, 2018
The term “grad transfer” has been a successful avenue for the Boise State program. For football and basketball alike, it has been a blessing.
Names such as Kelsey Young (Stanford, football) and Lonnie Jackson (Boston College, basketball) have been the primary catalysts for that term.
For Lexus Williams, a graduate transfer from Valparaiso, a second opportunity at Boise State started what could be a new tradition for the program.
Starting every single game for the Broncos, Williams has responded when needed. His two clutch shots against both Oregon and GCU helped the Broncos secure two big wins.
Williams 256 total points so far this season is a career best.
Senior guard, Lexus Williams
Another graduate transfer, Chris Sengfelder came to the Broncos via Fordham University.
Before coming to the Broncos, Sengfelder started all 93 games for the Rams and tallied 1,059 total points.
This season, Sengfelder has started every game tallying 328 points so far. It’s safe to say he might just be Mr. Consistent.
His best game in a Bronco uniform might just be his 31-point outing against San Jose State (January 24th). The senior led all scorers and tallied 8 total rebounds.
We start with the birthday boy, @CSengfelder!!
Who can forget his career-high 31 points against SJSU?! Chris was 11-of-15 from the field and guided the Broncos to the 94-71 win. His performance marked the 56th 30-point game in school history.
— Boise State MBB (@BroncoSportsMBB) February 28, 2018
He also earned Academic All District back in late February:
— Boise State MBB (@BroncoSportsMBB) February 22, 2018
Senior forward, Chris Sengfelder
Listed as a 4 star recruit by ESPN, back in 2014, Hutchison was Leon Rice’s highest graded recruit.
Big things were expected from the young freshman as he would be joining the likes of senior leader Derrick Marks, Anthony Drmic, who was sidelined all season and thus used a medial red shirt, and sophomore standout James Webb III.
The young talent played in 29 games that season averaging just 3.1 points a game.
Every season after that, however, Hutchison improved his stats and proved his 4 star grade.
This season, Hutchison’s leadership and play making ability on the court has been the focal point of his career long success story.
His most memorable game might be the 44-point, which set the single game record for points by any Bronco, game against San Diego State.
At the beginning of the season, he also perfected one of the funnest dunks, in recent memory, captured in Taco Bell arena:
Still, the senior leader showed his off the court abilities by defining what it means to be a leader:
Just seven minutes into the final game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, Hutchison went down with an apparent head injury. The senior went into the locker room and came back out in street clothes. Even if he couldn’t physically play in the game, Hutchison showed Bronco nation what it means to “play” off the court.
Here he is seen vocally leading his team during a timeout. Even if they ultimately lost the game, Hutchison proved he has the “lion’s roar” installed in his chemical makeup.
As the senior play maker gets ready for his exit interview, some key stats stand out:
*He is the only player in the Mountain West to lead a team in scoring, assists, and rebounds, and steals.
*Now sitting at 1,414 career points, the senior is ranked 23rd on the Mountain West Conference Career Points Leader board.
Hutchison’s legacy moves on from Boise State, but the memories won’t. Here is a collage of some of his most memorable moments of the 2018 season thus far:
senior guard, Chandler Hutchison
That’s right, just one more home game for the Boise State men’s basketball team this season.
Whether it be the NBA or a non-basketball related future, Bronco nation wishes the trio of Broncos fare well!