Mel Hutchins

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Mel Hutchins
Mel Hutchins.jpg
Hutchins from the 1951 Banyan
Personal information
Born(1928-11-22)November 22, 1928
Sacramento, California
DiedDecember 19, 2018(2018-12-19) (aged 90)
Encinitas, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolMonrovia (Monrovia, California)
CollegeBYU (1947–1951)
NBA draft1951 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks
Playing career1951–1958
PositionPower forward / Center
Number14, 2, 9, 4, 10
Career history
19511953Milwaukee Hawks
19531957Fort Wayne Pistons
1957–1958New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points4,851 (11.1 ppg)
Rebounds4,186 (9.6 rpg)
Assists1,298 (3.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Melvin R. Hutchins (November 22, 1928 – December 19, 2018) was an American basketball player. He played professionally in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1951 to 1958 when he played for the Milwaukee Hawks, Fort Wayne Pistons and New York Knicks. He was born in Sacramento, California.

Hutchins died in 2018 in Encinitas, California from complications of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 90.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Drew, Jay (December 20, 2018), "Former BYU basketball great Mel Hutchins dead at 90", The Salt Lake Tribune