Skyline senior Cory Hutsen has accepted a scholarship from Seattle Pacific University.
The 6-foot-9 forward led the Spartans to an eighth-place finish in just their second trip to the state tournament. According to coach J. Jay Davis, Hutsen leaves the program in the top three in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots.
“Seattle Pacific is getting a highly skilled interior player with a huge upside,” Davis said in an e-mail. “Cory (in my estimation) is one of the best big men in the state of Washington and I know Coach (Ryan) Looney is excited to get a D-I-caliber big man to go with the two earlier commits (Ryan Todd out of Jackson and David Downs from Bellevue Christian).”
This season, Hutsen was named to the All-KingCo first team after averaging 15.6 points per game. The Spartans went 22-5 and won the league tournament in large part because of Hutsen’s contributions.
With Hutsen, Todd and Downs, Seattle Pacific is getting a trio of quality players with big-game experience.
I’ll be back here on the blog bright and early tomorrow for the start of the 3A state tournament. Look for full coverage here and on Twitter.