Hutchison Selected as Preseason POTY
Oct. 18, 2017

LAS VEGAS - Boise State senior Chandler Hutchison was selected as the Mountain West Preseason Player of the Year and the Broncos were picked to finish third in the conference preseason poll. The preseason predictions were voted on by 24 media members who cover the league.

Hutchison is the first Bronco to earn preseason player of the year honors since Boise State joined the Mountain West. Derrick Marks (2015) is the only player in program history to earn the Mountain West honor at the end of the season. Roberto Bergeson (1999 - Big West), Chris Childs (1989 - Big Sky) and Arnell Jones (1988 - Big Sky) also earned end of year conference player of the year honors, as well.

Nevada was picked to repeat as league champions, garnering 19 first-place votes and 257 points. San Diego State was slotted in second with two first-place votes and 229 points while Boise State was close behind in third with two first-place votes and 211 points.

Fresno State (188 points) and Colorado State (154 points) were picked to finish fourth and fifth, while UNLV (138 points and one first-place vote) and Wyoming (133 points) were close behind in sixth and seventh.

Utah State (102), New Mexico (93), San José State (41) and Air Force (38) rounded out the poll.


Predicted Order of Finish
Rk.         Team (First-Place Votes)              Pts.
 1.          Nevada (19)                                    257
2.          San Diego State (2)                         229
 3.          Boise State (2)                              211
4.          Fresno State                                    188
5.          Colorado State                                 154
6.          UNLV (1)                                         138
7.          Wyoming                                         133
8.          Utah State                                       102
9.          New Mexico                                       93
10.         San José State                                   41
11.         Air Force                                            38

Preseason All-MW Team
Pos.       Player                                 Yr.          Team
G            Chandler Hutchison           Sr.          Boise State

G/F         Jordan Caroline                    Jr.          Nevada
G            Trey Kell                             Sr.          San Diego State
G            Koby McEwen                      So.         Utah State
G            Justin James                        Jr.           Wyoming

Preseason Player of the Year
Chandler Hutchison, Sr., G, Boise State

Preseason Freshman of the Year
Brandon McCoy, F, UNLV

Preseason Newcomer of the Year
Caleb Martin, Jr., F, Nevada

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