Chandler Hutchison Promised First Round Draft Selection By Chicago Bulls, Per Reports
The former Boise State wing is expected to pick up a guaranteed contract with the Chicago Bulls
Teams in the 20-30 range have been reportedly eyeing Hutchison
Former Boise State wing Chandler Hutchison has received a first-round draft promise from the Chicago Bulls, according to reports.
Hutchison was slated to participate in this week’s combine but pulled out after reportedly receiving a promise from a team selecting in the 20-30 range of the draft. Chicago is currently slated to pick 22nd overall.
A native of Mission Viejo, California, Hutchison averaged 20.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 steals per game this past season. He was selected to the Mountain West First Team and was chosen as the Mountain West Player of the Year by the conference’s media members.
NBA scouts have praised Hutchison for his finishing ability, developing perimeter stroke, defensive awareness, rebounding savvy, and lanky frame. It has taken time for Hutchison to assert himself, though, so at 22 years old, he is one of the older players out of the 2018 draft class.
Hutchison has also been tied to the Portland Trail Blazers at No. 24. Portland guard Damian Lillard has a connection with Hutchison, seeing the Boise State star play in person on several occasions. Phil Beckner, the former BSU associate head coach who helped developed Hutchison, worked alongside Lillard during his time at Weber State.
The NBA Draft will take place on June 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.