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Bulls give Chandler Hutchison a first-round promise

Chandler Hutchison

Earlier this week it was reported that Boise State Broncos guard/forward Chandler Hutchison had pulled out of the NBA Draft combine because he had a draft promise.

It now appears that promise came from the Chicago Bulls, according to Aran Smith of the NBADraft.net. The Bulls have the 7th and the 22nd pick in the first round, and although it seems unlikely they would take him with the 7th pick, the 22nd pick seems like the pick they will take him with.

If the Bulls do decide to go with Hutchison, it means they will probably stay away from Mikal Bridges, or Michael Porter Jr. Both of those guys are big draft prospects because they played at big-time schools. Hutchison flew under the radar at Boise State but would probably be in the discussion for a top 10 pick if he would have played at a place like Michigan State or Missouri.

After being a role player the first two years with the Broncos, he became the star of the team his junior and senior years and was named to the All-Mountain West First Team each of the last two years. As a senior, he averaged 20 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

The best thing about Hutchison is he still has a lot of growing to do, but the jump he made his last two years at Boise State shows there is a lot of promise for the future.

He is a hard worker who could end up being a late first round steal.