Check out this great feature on one of Lapeer Community Schools’ most impressive graduates. Chris Hutton, a 2008 Lapeer West graduate, has rebounded from a pair of devastating injuries to return to lead Albion College’s basketball team.
Hutton, now a fifth-year senior guard, is one of the best players in the history of Lapeer West High School.
Read the full feature in The Detroit Free Press:
Senior forward Chris Hutton can count the number of basketball games that Albion College has won this season on his right hand. He’s lucky that he can count up to five on that hand, after nearly having a few fingers sliced off in a lawnmower accident in 2011.
But that wasn’t his only injury. After two surgeries on the hand, he was playing in his second summer basketball game since being cleared when he suffered a torn left anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus.
Hutton missed Albion’s first nine games this season recovering from those injuries. He didn’t make much of an impact in the first four games he played — a combined 12 points, six rebounds and six assists — but he has averaged 14.8 points over his last five games, including 15 points in a 71-58 win over Olivet on Saturday.
Almost two years ago to the day this article was published, Hutton, who grew up in Metamora, lit up Adrian College for 26 points including six 3-pointers. He’s a shooter who tends to score in bunches.
Since his days at Lapeer West, Hutton’s work ethic has been second to none.
Hutton is the son of Chris Sr. and Dena Hutton of Metamora. At West, Hutton was named the Lapeer County Player of the Year. He was on the first team of the Metro League two straight seasons and scored 40 points in a game as a junior — no Metro League player has hit that mark since.
We are proud to call him one of our own. Keep it up !