Darwin “Dar Hutchins, alongside future baseball Hall of Famer, Lou Boudreau,  starred on one of  the greatest high school basketball teams in Illinois state history. In consective years, Thornton High School won the state title and was runner-up the following two seasons. Hutchins found equal success at Bradley University as a member of the “Famous Five” teams that changed Bradley’s schedule from one of a small school teams to games against some of the top-ranked teams in the country.  During Hutchins’ three seasons, the team had a record of 52 wins and 10 losses.   Hutchins’ professional basketball career was limited to only two seasons by the onset of World War II, in the fall of 1941.


DAR HUTCHINS Height: 6:05 Weight: 195 College: Bradley’39
Darwin Hall Hutchins Born:  Dec 9, 1915 Died:  Oct 9, 1985 Hometown: Harvey, Ill.
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1936-37 Bradley College
1937-38 Bradley College
1938-39 Bradley College
1939-40 Bradley College
1939-40 Hammond NBL 24 59 38 60 .633 156 6.5
1940-41 Hammond NBL 24 70 28 58 .483 168 7.0
1941-45 U.S. Army Military Service
Major League Totals 48 129 66 118 .559 324 6.8
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