The Boise State men’s basketball team added two high school signees Wednesday — California guard Chandler Hutchison and Texas forward David Wacker.
Boise State coach Leon Rice will meet with the media tomorrow, but the school provided an in-depth release on the signees, along with some thoughts from Rice. I have posted that below.
Boise State men’s basketball head coach Leon Rice announced the signing of two high school seniors to National Letters of Intent, Wednesday. Chandler Hutchison (Mission Viejo, Calif.) and David Wacker (Converse, Texas) will join the Broncos for the 2014-15 season as freshmen.
Hutchison is a 6-foot-6 guard at Mission Viejo High School. Wacker is a 6-foot-9 forward at Judson High School. They are both rated as three-star recruits by Scout.com.
“We are very excited about both of these young men because of their tremendous upside,” said Rice. “The best basketball is definitely still ahead for both Chandler and David. They have a great work ethic to go along with their ability and they’re going to continue to improve here at Boise State. They both come from great families and are really high character young men.”
Hutchison is ranked as the No. 11 prospect in the state of California for the class of 2014 by ESPN.com. He was named second-team All-South Coast League last season after averaging 13.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He helped the Diablos to a 26-5 record and a berth in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section 1AA tournament.
“Chandler is a very skilled, athletic guard who has the chance to be a very special player,” Rice said. “He is going to have a terrific senior year.”
The 230-pound Wacker is coached by his father, Mike at Judson. Wacker is ranked as the No. 21 center in the country in the class of 2014 by Scout.com and the No. 11 prospect in Texas by TexasHoops.com.
“In David Wacker we got a great on- and off-the-court leader who will not only impact our basketball program but will impact the campus and community,” Rice said. “Not to mention he’s a very talented young big man.”
Wacker averaged 14.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.7 blocked shots per game as a junior, leading the Rockets to a 29-8 record and the third round of the Texas Class 5A State Tournament. He was named TABC 5A All-State and All-Region. As a senior, Wacker is getting set to lead a Judson team that is ranked No. 3 in the state preseason rankings.
Wacker averaged 11.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per contest as a sophomore. His father was an all-conference forward at Texas.
“They are both winners,” Rice said. “That’s one of the best qualities I see in both of them. They come from winning programs and they know what it takes.”