Chandler Hutchison is another player who’s projected to go a few picks after No. 17 and in that very low 20’s range. He played all four seasons in college at Boise State, but didn’t become a major contributor until his junior year. His late-blooming may scare some teams away and for good reason.
Just three years ago, he was barely a rotational player in a middling NCAA conference. In 2015-16, he only averaged 19.8 minutes, 6.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. That’s a far cry from the 31.0 minutes, 20.0 points and 7.7 rebounds he averaged this past year.
Still, he had to completely overhaul his shooting form during those couple of years and still shows signs of not being completely comfortable with it. This is usually displayed when he shoots off the dribble given how uncomfortable he looks.
He also projects as a defensive player, although he has produced limited results of actually being a defensive force in college. This is troublesome, as it’s hard to buy into a projected role for a 22-year-old when he’s never shown he can do it.