Three-year starter in the Spartan frontcourt who is looking for a strong senior season ... Named to the Wooden Award Preseason All-American Team ... Named Preseason First-Team All-Big Ten by Dick Vitale?s ESPN Magazine College Basketball Preview ... Selected Preseason Second-Team All-Big Ten by Athlon College Basketball Magazine ... Unsung performer who gives MSU scoring and rebounding productivity ... Often comes up with his best games against top-notch competiton ... Good low-post moves make him tough to guard ... Solid defensive skills ... Enters the 2000-01 season having played in 106 career games and owns 48 outings of double-figure scoring ... Ranks No. 4 on the MSU career field-goal percentage chart (.602) and No. 8 on the MSU career blocked shots list (58).
1999-2000: Appeared in 39 games, starting 38 ... Was MSU?s No. 1 and the Big Ten?s No.10 rebounder (6.2 rpg) ... Averaged 6.6 rebounds per game in Big Ten games to place eighth in the conference rankings ... Led the team in rebounding in 16 games ... Recorded double figures in rebounds in nine games ... His 2.31 offensive rebounds-per-game were eighth-most in the conference ... Shot 58.6 percent from the field to lead all Spartans with at least 100 field-goal attempts ... Fourth on the team in scoring and No. 29 in the Big Ten with 10.2 points-per-game ... Scored in double figures in 22 games ... Shot at least 50 percent from the field in 26 games, at least 60 percent in 21 games ... Finished second on the team with 103 made free throws in 154 attempts ... Posted a team-high eight double-doubles, third-most in the Big Ten ... Opened the season in strong fashion with a 15-point, 10-rebound performance against Toledo (11/22) ... Posted back-to-back double-doubles against North Carolina (12/1) (10 points, 10 rebounds) and Howard (12/3) (14 points, 10 rebounds) ... Recorded double-doubles in three Big Ten games, including contests with Illinois (1/30) (14 points, 11 rebounds), Michigan (2/1) (10 points, 10 rebounds) and the regular-season finale with Michigan (3/4) (15 points, 10 rebounds) ... Posted double-doubles in NCAA Tournament games against Iowa State (3/25) (17 points, 11 rebounds) and Wisconsin (4/1) (10 points, 10 rebounds) ... Named to the NCAA Tournament All-Midwest Regional team, averaging 12.8 points and 7.0 rebounds in the first four games of the tournament ... Averaged 11.2 points and 6.5 rebounds, shooting 61.5 percent from the field, in six games of the NCAA Tournament ... His 67 points in the NCAA Tournament ranked him No. 13 in tournament scoring ... Ranked No. 4 in the nation with 39 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament ... Scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Utah (3/18) ... Also scored 19 points against Mississippi Valley State (12/28), connecting on a season-high 8-of-10 field-goal attempts ... Posted season-best 11-rebound games against Illinois (1/30) and Iowa State (3/25) ... Connected on a career-best 9-of-9 free-throw attempts en route to a 15-point performance against Eastern Michigan (12/4) ... MVP of the Coca-Cola Spartan Classic, averaging 14.5 points and eight rebounds against Howard (12/3) and Eastern Michigan (12/4) ... Led the Spartans with 17 points against Texas (11/27) ... Ranked fourth on the team with 12 blocks ... Recorded two blocks each against Howard (12/3) and Michigan (2/1) ... Ranked fourth on the team with 29 steals ... Recorded three steals each against Kansas (12/7) and Michigan (3/4) ... Tallied a season-high four assists against Michigan (2/1) ... Co-recipient of MSU Unsung Player Award ... Named to Dick Vitale?s All-Warrior Team for his relentless play.
1998-99: Earned his second varsity letter after playing in 37 games, 34 in a starting capacity ... Drew starting assignments in the last 23 contests ... Ended the season No. 4 on the team in scoring (8.9 ppg) and No. 3 in rebounding (5.2 rpg) ... Held down the No. 18 position among Big Ten players in rebounding ... Ranked as the squad?s No. 1 performer in field-goal shooting with a 61.7 percent (111-of-180) effort, good for 11th-place on the school?s seasonal chart ... Stood No. 6 among Big Ten players in free throw percentage (.781) ... Shot 92.8 percent (13-14) from the foul line in the last five minutes of games that were decided by 10 or fewer points ... In conference games, he tied for 10th place in rebounding (5.6 rpg) ... Closed out the year scoring in double figures in the Spartans? last six games (12.3 ppg) while registering 16 games of double-digit point production ... Team?s second-leading scorer in NCAA play, tossing in 12.6 points per outing ... Connected on a team-leading 71 percent (22-of-31) from the floor in the Spartans? five NCAA Tourney contests ... Shot 50 percent or better from the field in 28 contests ... Captured MSU?s Unsung Player Award ... Tied with Morris Peterson for the squad?s lead in blocked shots with 22 ... Went 6-of-8 from the floor and racked up 13 points (second high on the team) vs. Duke (3/27) in the NCAA semifinals ... 6-of-10 from the floor and finished with 14 points (second high on the team) vs. Kentucky (3/21) ... Either led or shared the team?s scoring lead in four games including an 11-point effort vs. Illinois (3/7) in the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament ... 5-of-6 from the floor and finished with 15 points and six boards vs. Northwestern (3/5) in the opening contest of the Big Ten Tourney ... Tied his season high in rebounds with 10 vs. Wisconsin (2/21) ... Led or shared the team?s lead in rebounding on six occasions including an eight-board effort vs. Illinois (2/11) ... 6-of-9 from the field and finished with 13 points, along with nine boards (second on the squad) and a career-best four steals in 32 minutes at Penn State (2/2) ... Team-high 14 points and picked off eight boards vs. Northwestern (1/30) ... Nine points along with a game-high eight rebounds against Wisconsin (1/6) in 31 minutes ... Eight rebounds (second high on the team) in 20 minutes vs. Louisville (1/2) ... 6-of-6 from the field and registered 12 points at Connecticut (12/5) ... Hit 13 straight field-goal attempts spanning three games (Duke through East Tennessee State) ... Lone double-double of the year and second of his career was a 10-point, game-high 10-rebound effort vs. Duke (12/2) ... Enjoyed a seven-game streak of shooting 55 percent or better from the floor (11/20-12/10) ... Coca Cola Spartan Classic All-Tournament Team pick after scoring 33 points, shooting 80 percent (12-of-15) from the floor, and grabbing 10 rebounds ... 15 points vs. Western Michigan (11/28) ... Nailed 6-of-8 from the floor and 6-of-7 from the line en route to a season-high 18 points vs. Central Florida (11/27) ... Missed the Oakland contest (11/17) with a sprained left wrist ... 12 points and nine rebounds in the season opener against Northeast Louisiana (11/13).
1997-98: Landed a varsity letter as a true freshman, starting 26 of MSU?s 30 contests ... Member of Basketball Times Freshman All-America third team ... Finished No. 2 on the club in both field-goal shooting (.613) and rebounding (5.2 rpg)... His field-goal percentage mark tied him for 12th place on the school?s seasonal chart ... Averaged 7.5 points and 21.0 minutes per contest ... Scored in double figures on 11 occasions and shot 50 percent or better from the floor in 21 outings ... No. 2 on the club in free throw shooting (.754) ... Recorded his first career double-double with a 13-point, game-high 10-rebound performance against Eastern Michigan (3/12) ... Sank a personal-best 9-of-13 field-goal attempts and notched a career-high 21 points, along with a team-best seven boards vs. Purdue (3/1) ... Made arguably the best play in the Big Ten during ?97-98 in the Purdue (3/1) contest when his diving save of a ball going out of bounds and subsequent no-look pass to Morris Peterson led to the tying basket with 2.1 seconds left, forcing an overtime ... Either led or shared the MSU lead in rebounding in four games including a nine-board effort against Temple (12/4) ... No. 2 on the team in blocked shots with 24 ... Went 5-of-7 from the floor and finished with a team-high 13 points against Gonzaga in the championship game of the Coca Cola Spartan Classic ... Hit all five of his field-goal attempts and tied for the team?s scoring lead with 13 points vs. Minnesota (3/6) ... Blocked three shots and had two steals in his first collegiate game against East Tennessee State (11/17) ... Solid effort at Purdue (12/30), going 6-of-9 from the field and grabbing eight rebounds in a 74-57 triumph.
HIGH SCHOOL: Enjoyed a stellar senior season, playing for Coach Mike Carter at Trotwood-Madison, averaging 22 points, 12 caroms and 3.1 blocks per game in helping his team to a berth in the regional finals ... Was voted as the Ohio Player of the Year by the state?s coaches ... Played in Ohio?s North-South All-Star Game in the summer of ?97 and registered nine points and 11 rebounds in 16 minutes ... Listed as the No. 84 player in the nation by analyst Bob Gibbons ... Going into his senior year, he was ranked as the No. 23 wing forward in the country according to Hoop Scoop ... During the 1995-96 season, he averaged 21 points, six boards and four blocks as Trotwood-Madison finished with a won-loss record of 22-3 and a No. 9 ranking in Ohio?s highest class ... Second-team all-state as a junior ... Garnered all-league acclaim for three years and was MVP his junior and senior seasons ... Named the district?s player of the year in 1996-97 ... Class president of his junior class ... Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 12, 1979 ... Parents are Andre Hutson and Linda Morris ... Majoring in finance.
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