Hutchison, Austin Earn All-MW Honors
March 7, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Chandler Hutchison was named to the All-Mountain West First Team, the conference announced Tuesday, as voted on by the league’s 11 head coaches. Paris Austin was tabbed honorable mention all-conference.

This is the first All-Mountain West honor for Hutchison, a junior from Mission Viejo, Calif. In conference games he averaged 16.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game, leading Boise State in each category and pacing the Broncos to a third-place finish with a 12-6 record. Hutchison ranked fifth in the conference in scoring, sixth in rebounding and sixth in assists. He was the only player in the Mountain West to rank in the top 10 of each category.

Hutchison becomes the third Bronco to earn first-team recognition since joining the Mountain West. Boise State has landed a first-team selection each of the last three seasons (Derrick Marks, 2014-15; and James Webb III, 2015-16). It is the first time since 1997-99 Boise State has had a first-team all-conference selection in three consecutive seasons. This stretch marks the first time three different Broncos have been named first-team all-conference in a three consecutive years since 1993-95.

Austin was Boise State’s second-leading scorer in league play, averaging 13.6 points per outing to rank 16th in the conference. He scored in double figures 13 times, including a pair of games eclipsing the 25-point plateau. The sophomore added 3.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. Austin ranked ninth in the conference in assists during MW games.

Hutchison was selected to the All-MW Second Team by a vote of the league’s media members. Austin was an honorable mention pick in that poll as well. The media announced their all-conference teams and awards Sunday.

The 2017 Mountain West Championship gets underway Wednesday, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Hutchison, Austin and the rest of the Broncos will begin their quest for the tournament title Thursday, against either San Diego State or UNLV.

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