Melvin R. Hutchins (born November 22, 1928, in Sacramento, California, USA) is a retired American basketball player. He played professionally in the NBA from 1951 to 1958. He is the uncle of Kiki Vandeweghe.
A 6'6" power forward/center from Brigham Young University, Hutchins was selected in the first round (2nd pick overall) of the 1951 NBA Draft by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks, He played for the Blackhawks, Fort Wayne Pistons, and New York Knicks. In 1952, as a rookie, he was the co-leader of the NBA in rebounding with 880, at a rate of 13.3 rebounds per game. During his career, Hutchins appeared in four NBA All-Star Games, and he retired in 1958 with 4,851 career points and 4,186 career rebounds.
In his college days, Hutchins helped lead his team to the NIT Championship, which was then considered equal or greater than the NCAA tournament.