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Louis Hutchinson, IMG Academy National, 2022 G - Big Shots Players Club

Player Profile

Grad Year 2022
Height 6'6
Weight 175
Wingspan 6'10
Position G
Hometown Upper Marlboro, MD
School IMG Academy National
AAU Team Durant

No. 5 SG in Big Shots VA 2022

No. 16 Prep Hoops VA 2022


Player Statistics

PPG 12
FG% 52
FT% 80

- Featured in ESPN the Magazine

- Ranked No. 5 SG in Big Shots VA 2022

- USA Basketball 2019 Regional Camp - Top Performer

- 1 of 16 Class of 2022 invited to 2019 NCAA College Basketball Academy out of 1400 invites

Academic Info:

GPA 87.3


Big Shots Evaluation

High character, high academic big two-way guard that defends and can score at all 3 levels. Standing at 6'6 with a 6'10 wingspan and 36 inch vert, Louis creates production on offense and defense with his length, athleticism, skill-set and high IQ basketball reads. He continues to grow in size as well as overall game.  Louis has experienced success at the highest of levels throughout AAU and high school basketball. A playmaker on both sides of the ball; an aggressive on-ball defender combined with an efficient offensive game at the combo guard spot now has him attracting heavy interest from numerous Division-1 level programs.

  •  Intangibles:  Leadership, Kobe like work ethic and competitiveness, athleticism, extremely tough, academically strong, both parents have their Doctorates, Older Sister Dances with Alvin Ailey (#2 Dance Company in the World), Father played D1 Tennis at GWU, over 15 cousins, aunts, uncles that played D1 or professional Basketball, Football, Baseball and Tennis, strong spiritual foundation, have not stopped growing
  • - Offense: 3 level scorer, ambidextrous finisher in traffic, high basketball IQ, great court vision, tremendous speed on defense and with the ball on offense, high percentage long and midrange shooter, can spot up or create off the dribble in traffic.
  • - Defense and Rebounding: Lock down one on one defender 1 through 4, consistent rebounder 

Catching Up With

With June 15th being the first day of contact from college coaches for your class of 2022, how has the recruiting process been? Which schools are showing you the most interest?

Hutchinson: The schools that have shown the most interest since June 15th are Mount St. Mary’s, Florida State, Princeton, UNC Charlotte, Holy Cross, James Madison, George Washington University, and Air Force Academy.

What qualities are you looking for in your potential college coach and program?

Hutchinson: I am looking for a coach that wants to sustain or build a winning culture. A coach that is poised, confident, smart, and tough under pressure. A coach who demands exceptional individual and team defense. One that prepares us well offensively to impose our will or to make adjustments. A coach I can talk to and analyze film with. Someone that emphasizes a competitive brotherhood and accountable team like culture. A coach that appreciates a Kobe-like work ethic and Mamba Mentality. I want my coach to be approachable.

Your family background has excelled in athletics as well as academics. How is that factoring into a school of choice for you? Any idea on what you’d like to major in?

Hutchinson: My dad was a D1 Tennis player, my uncle was a D1 football player, my aunt was the 4th all-time leading scorer for Clemson Women’s Basketball, my cousin played on the South Carolina State Team that went to the Final Four. I have over 15 cousins that have played D1 Sports and some relatives that have played professionally. My Sister majors in dance at Fordham in the Alvin Ailey program which is considered one of the top dance companies in the world. Both of my parents received their doctoral degrees, so my sister and I take academics seriously. Lucky for me many of the better basketball programs around the country have great academics. It is still early to decide but I could major in business or economics.

You, along with fellow 2022 5-star Jaden Bradley, recently made the announcement to transfer to national powerhouse IMG. What were the key factors for you in making the decision to go to IMG?

Hutchinson: First of all let me say I had a great experience at Episcopal and have nothing but positive thoughts, respect for Coach Fitz, my teammates, the basketball program, my teachers, and the school. I am super excited to play with Jaden as we played together on the same team way back at the CP3 Rising Stars National Camp, we were undefeated and there was great chemistry. The IMG Academy National Team provides an environment and resources for me to maximize my potential as a basketball player against Elite National competition every single day. Academically I can take the needed AP courses to satisfy my academic desires. And finally, my Mom and Dad are going to be working in the Florida area so it works out well that we may still be able to see each other from time to time in the midst of a global pandemic.

Doing this time of COVID-19 you’ve put in a lot of work into your game & frame. How would you describe your game on the court?

Hutchinson: I’m a big guard at 6’6”, a two-way PG/SG that can score on all three levels and tenaciously lockdown four positions at the High school level. Whether it be scoring, defending, distributing half-court or full court in transition, I relentlessly find a way for my team to win in the context of my coach’s desired approach. My mindset is that no opponent will outwork my effort, competitiveness, intensity, toughness, or on-court IQ.

In what areas of your game have you been looking to improve as you prepare for next season?

Hutchinson: Always tightening up my handles in traffic. Making my shot more and more consistent. Finishing through more mature contact. Improving game-time performance by Increasing mental toughness and dominance. And adding 12 pounds of muscle during the Covid-19 down period.

Who is your favorite player to study and why?

Hutchinson: Kobe Bryant because of his mentality, being able to find his different spots on the court no matter what. Along with the masterful footwork that allowed him to get defenders off guard in the post and the perimeter. And his amazing dribbling and scoring ability that allowed him to play like the lead guard, in order to distribute or get a bucket for his team. He could lock down any perimeter player in the league throughout his 20 years of playing.

You’ve played on some of the biggest stages in high school and EYBL. What has been your greatest hoops moment up until this point in your playing career?

Hutchinson: There have been several: Hitting the game-winning shot against Team Melo in EYBL; hitting the game-winning shot with a fractured thumb against Alabama Fusion in EYBL; scoring 18 in the IAC Semi-Finals against Bullis to help my team come back in order to win; shutting down the top offensive player in the MAC conference as a Freshman to help my team upset the #1 team in the conference. Most importantly meeting and talking with Kobe Bryant and the wisdom he shared.

How has playing in Big Shots events helped your player development and recruitment?

Hutchinson: When I was younger Big Shots had Summer Elite Camps for their Top 100 all of which was incredibly helpful in my development as a basketball player.


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