Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Boise State’s Chandler Hutchinson pulls out of NBA Draft Combine
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Boise State’s Chandler Hutchinson has pulled out of the NBA Draft Combine, multiple league sources told ZAGSBLOG.
The Combine runs Wednesday-Saturday this week in Chicago.
Several league sources say the 6-foot-7 Hutchinson has a promise from an NBA team that he will be drafted, and is taking the conservative course by skipping the Combine. ESPN.com has him projected as the No. 24 pick to the Portland Trail Blazers in their latest post-Lottery mock.
Hutchinson averaged 20.0 points and 7.7 rebounds last season at Boise State while shooting 48 percent from the field and 36 percent from deep.
“Hutchison made significant strides with his game as a senior,” ESPN’s Jonathan Givony wrote in his mock. “He looks primed to take advantage of the lack of wings in the draft — and the NBA in general — this June. He has outstanding physical tools and is a much-improved ball handler and perimeter shooter.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.