Badger Athletics - Spring Hill College News
Sam Hutcheson (seated, 2nd from right) signs with Spring Hill
Sam Hutcheson (seated, 2nd from right) signs with Spring Hill
Men's Basketball - Fri, Apr. 13, 2012

Head coach Robert Thompson and the Spring Hill College men's basketball team have announced the signing of 6'7" forward Sam Hutcheson from Hoover High School in Hoover, Ala.

Hutcheson averaged 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks per game for the Buccaneers as a senior and was named the Birmingham News Hoover Player of the Year as well as the Over the Mountain Journal Player of the Year in 2012.

"We are extremely excited that Sam decided to choose Spring Hill College as his next home," Thompson said. "Sam is an exceptional student-athlete and has an opportunity to make an immediate contribution to our team next season. We feel very fortunate to have Sam joining the Badger nation."

During his senior campaign, Hutcheson was named the MVP of the Dan Marjeles Desert Classic and the Alabama Northeast Regional tournaments. The Birmingham News selected him to its All Hoover/South and All-Metro teams en route to an appearance on the 2012 All-Area Team.

Hutcheson was the MVP of the Gardendale (Ala.) Holiday Tournament as a junior in addition to being named to the All Area Team, the Birmingham News All Hoover/South and All-Metro teams as well as the Over the Mountain Journal All-OTM Team.

A true student-athlete, Hutcheson is a member of the Birmingham News All-Metro Academic Team and a WABM Channel 68 Scholar Athlete of the Week.