Posted On: 08/31/18 5:02 PM

With great size and plenty of skill, Copper Hills junior Stone Hutchings is a guy that could be a breakout star this winter.

After starting last season as a sophomore for the Grizzlies, he spent his spring and summer playing with Utah Basketball Club 16U, and has seen plenty of improvement with his game.

“I feel like I can score effectively at all three levels, and I can use my size to be a playmaker. I feel like I’m a good ball-handler, I can play both guard spots, I can take care of the ball,” aaid Hutchings.

With UBC, Hutchings was able to continue and hone his driving and dishing ability. He said he’s pleased with the way his summer unfolded.

“My role was to drive and set up my teammates and then to hit open shots. I thought I played really well. I thought I really improved my game this summer.”

Now, the 6-foot-4 combo guard can shift his focus to a junior season where he’ll be one of the more experienced guys on his Copper Hills squad.

Last season as a sophomore starter, Hutchings averaged six points per game.

“Last year my role was to attack and hit open shots, and just make the right play. And also to be a good defender,” said Hutchings.

“My role this year will be to do a little bit of everything. I see myself being a primary scorer, a creator and a defensive stopper.”

And with a big season ahead, this time next year, Hutchings could be a guy that’s a hot commodity among college coaches in the area.

“I haven’t talked to anyone too serious yet, I’ve gotten some emails,” said Hutchings. “But I’m looking forward to this year to show colleges what I can do.”