Hutchison to return to Boise State

Boise State guard Chandler Hutchison (15) goes up for a shot over Utah forward David Collette (13) in the first round of a NIT college basketball game in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Senior guard Chandler Hutchison has announced he will return to Boise State for his senior season.

Hutchison filed the paperwork to withdraw his name from the NBA draft Thursday. Hutchison says he will now focus on preparing for the upcoming season.

"I am extremely grateful for the opportunities, interest and feedback I received from many NBA teams," said Hutchison. "The time is right to put my focus back on winning a Mountain West Championship. Everything I learned the last month will help me be a better player, teammate and future draft pick."

Hutchison declared for the draft April 10, and attended workouts with some NBA teams. Hutchison says he felt like he wasn't quite ready for the NBA...yet.

"All of the evaluations were very encouraging," said Hutchison. "I'll continue to work on extending my shooting range and adding strength while keeping my mobility. The NBA is a grown man's league, but I know if I work even harder than I did last year then by this time next season I will belong. That's all the motivation I need."

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