Only one pair of former Boise State basketball players appeared in the same NBA season, but 2018-19 may see the second.
Ex-Broncos Chandler Hutchison (Bulls) and James Webb III (Nets) will take part in the NBA's Summer League in Las Vegas, which starts Friday.
Hutchison was taken 22nd overall by Chicago in last month's NBA Draft, the highest selection in school history. When the Bulls take the court Saturday, Hutchison will get the shot to prove he can be in the rotation right away.
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"I think he'll fit well with the way we want to play, with pace and with speed," Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg told the Chicago Sun-Times. "Getting our guys out running the wings ... He had more coast-to-coast plays that I think anybody else in this draft.’"
Webb went undrafted after leaving school prior to his senior year in 2016, playing in the NBA G-League the last two seasons, averaging 13.0 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game for the 76ers and Nets affiliates. He played in 10 games last season for the Nets as a rookie, becoming the fifth ex-Boise State/Boise Junior College player to play in the NBA.
Only in 1995-96, 1998-99 and 2000-01 have two Boise State players been in NBA regular season games the same season (Chris Childs and John Coker).
Two former Idaho players — Brayon Blake (Cavaliers) and Victor Sanders (Nuggets) are also on Summer League rosters.
You can see both former Broncos in action over the next week. All times Mountain.
3 p.m. Friday: Nets vs. Magic (NBATV)
5 p.m. Saturday: Nets vs. Thunder (NBATV)
7:30 p.m. Saturday: Bulls vs. Cavaliers (ESPN2)
9:30 p.m. Sunday: Bulls vs. Lakers (ESPN2)
9 p.m. Monday: Nets vs. Timberwolves (ESPNU)
4 p.m. Tuesday: Bulls vs. Hawks (NBATV)
Each team is guaranteed at least five games, with the teams being seeded in a tournament-style bracket based upon their first three games. Summer League play wraps up July 17.