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Mel Hutchins

Melvin R. Hutchins (Hutch)

Position: Power Forward and Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-6 ▪ Weight: 200 lbs.
Born: November 22, 1928 in Sacramento, California
Relatives: Uncle of Kiki Vandeweghe
College: Brigham Young University
Draft: Tri-Cities Blackhawks, 1st round (2nd pick, 2nd overall), 1951 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 3, 1951

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1951-52 23 MLH NBA C 66 2618 231 633 .365 231 633 .365 .365 145 225 .644 880 190 192 607
1952-53 ★ 24 MLH NBA C 71 2891 319 842 .379 319 842 .379 .379 193 295 .654 793 227 214 831
1953-54 ★ 25 FTW NBA PF 72 2934 295 736 .401 295 736 .401 .401 151 223 .677 695 210 229 741
1954-55 26 FTW NBA PF 72 2860 341 903 .378 341 903 .378 .378 182 257 .708 665 247 232 864
1955-56 ★ 27 FTW NBA PF 66 2240 325 764 .425 325 764 .425 .425 142 221 .643 496 180 166 792
1956-57 ★ 28 FTW NBA PF 72 2647 369 953 .387 369 953 .387 .387 152 206 .738 571 210 182 890
1957-58 29 NYK NBA PF 18 384 51 131 .389 51 131 .389 .389 24 43 .558 86 34 31 126
Career NBA 437 16574 1931 4962 .389 1931 4962 .389 .389 989 1470 .673 4186 1298 1246 4851
4 seasons FTW NBA 282 10681 1330 3356 .396 1330 3356 .396 .396 627 907 .691 2427 847 809 3287
2 seasons MLH NBA 137 5509 550 1475 .373 550 1475 .373 .373 338 520 .650 1673 417 406 1438
1 season NYK NBA 18 384 51 131 .389 51 131 .389 .389 24 43 .558 86 34 31 126

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1951-52 23 MLH NBA C 66 39.7 3.5 9.6 .365 3.5 9.6 .365 2.2 3.4 .644 13.3 2.9 2.9 9.2
1952-53 ★ 24 MLH NBA C 71 40.7 4.5 11.9 .379 4.5 11.9 .379 2.7 4.2 .654 11.2 3.2 3.0 11.7
1953-54 ★ 25 FTW NBA PF 72 40.8 4.1 10.2 .401 4.1 10.2 .401 2.1 3.1 .677 9.7 2.9 3.2 10.3
1954-55 26 FTW NBA PF 72 39.7 4.7 12.5 .378 4.7 12.5 .378 2.5 3.6 .708 9.2 3.4 3.2 12.0
1955-56 ★ 27 FTW NBA PF 66 33.9 4.9 11.6 .425 4.9 11.6 .425 2.2 3.3 .643 7.5 2.7 2.5 12.0
1956-57 ★ 28 FTW NBA PF 72 36.8 5.1 13.2 .387 5.1 13.2 .387 2.1 2.9 .738 7.9 2.9 2.5 12.4
1957-58 29 NYK NBA PF 18 21.3 2.8 7.3 .389 2.8 7.3 .389 1.3 2.4 .558 4.8 1.9 1.7 7.0
Career NBA 437 37.9 4.4 11.4 .389 4.4 11.4 .389 2.3 3.4 .673 9.6 3.0 2.9 11.1
4 seasons FTW NBA 282 37.9 4.7 11.9 .396 4.7 11.9 .396 2.2 3.2 .691 8.6 3.0 2.9 11.7
2 seasons MLH NBA 137 40.2 4.0 10.8 .373 4.0 10.8 .373 2.5 3.8 .650 12.2 3.0 3.0 10.5
1 season NYK NBA 18 21.3 2.8 7.3 .389 2.8 7.3 .389 1.3 2.4 .558 4.8 1.9 1.7 7.0

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1951-52 23 MLH NBA C 66 2618 3.2 8.7 .365 3.2 8.7 .365 2.0 3.1 .644 12.1 2.6 2.6 8.3
1952-53 ★ 24 MLH NBA C 71 2891 4.0 10.5 .379 4.0 10.5 .379 2.4 3.7 .654 9.9 2.8 2.7 10.3
1953-54 ★ 25 FTW NBA PF 72 2934 3.6 9.0 .401 3.6 9.0 .401 1.9 2.7 .677 8.5 2.6 2.8 9.1
1954-55 26 FTW NBA PF 72 2860 4.3 11.4 .378 4.3 11.4 .378 2.3 3.2 .708 8.4 3.1 2.9 10.9
1955-56 ★ 27 FTW NBA PF 66 2240 5.2 12.3 .425 5.2 12.3 .425 2.3 3.6 .643 8.0 2.9 2.7 12.7
1956-57 ★ 28 FTW NBA PF 72 2647 5.0 13.0 .387 5.0 13.0 .387 2.1 2.8 .738 7.8 2.9 2.5 12.1
1957-58 29 NYK NBA PF 18 384 4.8 12.3 .389 4.8 12.3 .389 2.3 4.0 .558 8.1 3.2 2.9 11.8
Career NBA 437 16574 4.2 10.8 .389 4.2 10.8 .389 2.1 3.2 .673 9.1 2.8 2.7 10.5
4 seasons FTW NBA 282 10681 4.5 11.3 .396 4.5 11.3 .396 2.1 3.1 .691 8.2 2.9 2.7 11.1
2 seasons MLH NBA 137 5509 3.6 9.6 .373 3.6 9.6 .373 2.2 3.4 .650 10.9 2.7 2.7 9.4
1 season NYK NBA 18 384 4.8 12.3 .389 4.8 12.3 .389 2.3 4.0 .558 8.1 3.2 2.9 11.8

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
1951-52 23 MLH NBA C 66 2618 16.7 .415 .355 0.7 3.0 3.8 .069
1952-53 ★ 24 MLH NBA C 71 2891 17.3 .428 .350 1.4 5.5 6.9 .115
1953-54 ★ 25 FTW NBA PF 72 2934 14.6 .444 .303 2.5 3.4 5.8 .096
1954-55 26 FTW NBA PF 72 2860 12.7 .425 .285 0.4 3.5 3.9 .065
1955-56 ★ 27 FTW NBA PF 66 2240 14.4 .460 .289 2.1 2.4 4.4 .095
1956-57 ★ 28 FTW NBA PF 72 2647 13.0 .426 .216 0.9 1.9 2.8 .050
1957-58 29 NYK NBA PF 18 384 11.3 .420 .328 0.1 0.2 0.3 .041
Career NBA 437 16574 14.7 .432 .296 8.0 19.9 27.9 .081
4 seasons FTW NBA 282 10681 13.7 .438 .270 5.8 11.1 16.9 .076
2 seasons MLH NBA 137 5509 17.0 .422 .353 2.1 8.6 10.7 .093
1 season NYK NBA 18 384 11.3 .420 .328 0.1 0.2 0.3 .041

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1953-54 25 FTW NBA PF 4 162 15 46 .326 15 46 .326 .326 12 17 .706 37 6 18 42
1954-55 26 FTW NBA PF 11 417 60 144 .417 60 144 .417 .417 38 56 .679 89 31 47 158
1955-56 27 FTW NBA PF 10 377 34 112 .304 34 112 .304 .304 25 41 .610 88 23 27 93
1956-57 28 FTW NBA PF 2 68 9 30 .300 9 30 .300 .300 5 7 .714 23 10 8 23
Career NBA 27 1024 118 332 .355 118 332 .355 .355 80 121 .661 237 70 100 316
4 seasons FTW NBA 27 1024 118 332 .355 118 332 .355 .355 80 121 .661 237 70 100 316

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1953-54 25 FTW NBA PF 4 40.5 3.8 11.5 .326 3.8 11.5 .326 3.0 4.3 .706 9.3 1.5 4.5 10.5
1954-55 26 FTW NBA PF 11 37.9 5.5 13.1 .417 5.5 13.1 .417 3.5 5.1 .679 8.1 2.8 4.3 14.4
1955-56 27 FTW NBA PF 10 37.7 3.4 11.2 .304 3.4 11.2 .304 2.5 4.1 .610 8.8 2.3 2.7 9.3
1956-57 28 FTW NBA PF 2 34.0 4.5 15.0 .300 4.5 15.0 .300 2.5 3.5 .714 11.5 5.0 4.0 11.5
Career NBA 27 37.9 4.4 12.3 .355 4.4 12.3 .355 3.0 4.5 .661 8.8 2.6 3.7 11.7
4 seasons FTW NBA 27 37.9 4.4 12.3 .355 4.4 12.3 .355 3.0 4.5 .661 8.8 2.6 3.7 11.7

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1953-54 25 FTW NBA PF 4 162 3.3 10.2 .326 3.3 10.2 .326 2.7 3.8 .706 8.2 1.3 4.0 9.3
1954-55 26 FTW NBA PF 11 417 5.2 12.4 .417 5.2 12.4 .417 3.3 4.8 .679 7.7 2.7 4.1 13.6
1955-56 27 FTW NBA PF 10 377 3.2 10.7 .304 3.2 10.7 .304 2.4 3.9 .610 8.4 2.2 2.6 8.9
1956-57 28 FTW NBA PF 2 68 4.8 15.9 .300 4.8 15.9 .300 2.6 3.7 .714 12.2 5.3 4.2 12.2
Career NBA 27 1024 4.1 11.7 .355 4.1 11.7 .355 2.8 4.3 .661 8.3 2.5 3.5 11.1
4 seasons FTW NBA 27 1024 4.1 11.7 .355 4.1 11.7 .355 2.8 4.3 .661 8.3 2.5 3.5 11.1

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48
1953-54 25 FTW NBA PF 4 162 10.3 .393 .370 7.8 -0.2 0.2 0.0 .001
1954-55 26 FTW NBA PF 11 417 14.1 .468 .389 14.5 0.5 0.4 0.9 .102
1955-56 27 FTW NBA PF 10 377 9.0 .358 .366 10.4 -0.6 0.6 0.0 .003
1956-57 28 FTW NBA PF 2 68 11.9 .348 .233 18.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.105
Career NBA 27 1024 11.5 .410 .364 12.1 -0.4 1.1 0.8 .036
4 seasons FTW NBA 27 1024 11.5 .410 .364 12.1 -0.4 1.1 0.8 .036

All-Star Games

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1952-53 24 MLH NBA C 1 1 30:00 1 8 .125 0 1 .000 6 5 2 2
1953-54 25 FTW NBA PF 1 1 31:00 1 8 .125 1 2 .500 4 2 5 3
1955-56 27 FTW NBA PF 1 1 27:00 5 11 .455 1 2 .500 4 0 0 11
1956-57 28 FTW NBA PF 1 0 26:00 4 12 .333 2 3 .667 7 0 0 10
Career NBA 4 3 114 11 39 .282 4 8 .500 21 7 7 26

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 7 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Mel Hutchins 6.9 5.8 4.4 3.9 3.8 2.8 0.3
Robert Horry 91.5 6.6 5.9 4.9 4.2 3.6 2.9 1.7
Harvey Grant 90.1 6.7 5.0 4.3 4.0 3.9 2.6 1.7
Kyle Korver 89.8 6.6 4.6 4.6 4.2 3.7 2.6 1.0
Ruben Patterson 89.6 6.7 5.6 5.5 3.4 3.2 3.0 0.2
Dave DeBusschere 89.4 6.6 5.9 5.2 4.7 3.7 3.6 0.0
Juwan Howard 89.2 7.0 5.6 4.6 4.4 2.8 2.8 1.9
Carl Landry 89.0 7.7 6.2 5.9 4.1 3.7 2.9 0.4
Mike Bantom 88.9 5.9 5.2 4.8 4.5 3.9 2.7 0.5
Terry Mills 88.6 6.3 6.2 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.7 1.3
Junior Bridgeman 88.4 6.7 6.1 5.5 4.0 3.6 2.6 2.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Mel Hutchins 6.9 5.8 4.4 3.9 3.8 2.8 0.3
Carl Landry 89.0 7.7 6.2 5.9 4.1 3.7 2.9 0.4
Channing Frye 88.2 6.4 5.3 4.7 3.7 3.5 3.2 0.9 0.8
Bob Gross 86.4 7.4 7.1 4.4 3.8 3.1 2.9 1.7 0.2
Warren Davis 86.3 8.1 5.8 5.7 3.4 3.4 3.2
Roy Hinson 85.8 7.4 5.0 4.5 4.5 4.4 2.5 1.8 0.1
Gene Banks 85.7 7.9 6.2 5.6 4.3 3.6 3.5
Walter Simon 85.6 6.1 4.8 4.5 4.1 3.4 2.7 2.0
George Carter 84.9 6.4 4.4 4.2 4.1 2.9 2.2 0.2 0.0
M.L. Carr 83.8 7.9 5.9 5.2 4.5 4.5 2.8 1.1 0.8 0.4 0.4
Bill Robinzine 83.5 6.9 5.5 3.4 3.0 2.4 2.3 -0.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1950-51 NCAA AP All-America (3rd)

MVP Award Shares
1955-56 NBA 0.111 (4)
1956-57 NBA 0.012 (8)
Career 0.123 (81)

Games
1951-52 NBA 66 (1)
1952-53 NBA 71 (2)
1953-54 NBA 72 (2)
1954-55 NBA 72 (2)
1956-57 NBA 72 (1)

Minutes Played
1951-52 NBA 2618 (6)
1952-53 NBA 2891 (4)
1953-54 NBA 2934 (2)
1954-55 NBA 2860 (4)
1956-57 NBA 2647 (5)

Total Rebounds
1951-52 NBA 880 (1)
1952-53 NBA 793 (5)
1953-54 NBA 695 (8)

Field Goal Pct
1953-54 NBA .401 (10)
1955-56 NBA .425 (10)

Minutes Per Game
1951-52 NBA 39.7 (8)
1952-53 NBA 40.7 (4)
1953-54 NBA 40.8 (2)
1954-55 NBA 39.7 (4)
1956-57 NBA 36.8 (6)
Career NBA 37.9 (17)
Career 37.9 (17)

Rebounds Per Game
1951-52 NBA 13.3 (2)
1952-53 NBA 11.2 (6)
1953-54 NBA 9.7 (8)

Effective Field Goal Pct
1953-54 NBA .401 (10)
1955-56 NBA .425 (10)

Defensive Win Shares
1952-53 NBA 5.5 (2)
1954-55 NBA 3.5 (9)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.030 (193)

Transactions

April 25, 1951: Drafted by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1951 NBA Draft.

August 23, 1953: Sold by the Milwaukee Hawks to the Fort Wayne Pistons.

April 3, 1957: Traded by the Fort Wayne Pistons with Charlie Tyra to the New York Knicks for Dick Atha, Nathaniel Clifton and Harry Gallatin.

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