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Providence’s Bryce Cotton Re-Signs In Australia

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Providence’s Bryce Cotton Scores 24 In Australia

Former Providence star Bryce Cotton has re-signed with the Perth Wildcats in the Australian National Basketball League (NBL).

 

The 6-1 point guard was the NBL’s top scorer last season, averaging 23.1 points, 3.1 assists, and 1.3 steals for Perth, leading the team to the Australian championship.

 

Cotton just wrapped up a NBA Summer League stint with the Atlanta Hawks.

 

He came to Australia from Turkey’s BSL league where he averaged 10.4 points, 2.3 assists, and 1.4 steals in 7 games with Anadolu Efes this season.

 

Cotton previously played in the Chinese Basketball Association where he averaged 21.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.7 assists for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers last year, helping lead them to the CBA playoff semifinals.

 

He also spent part of last season with the Memphis Grizzlies, as well as with the D-League’s Austin Spurs where he averaged 22.4 points and 4.6 assists.

 

A college star at Providence, Cotton led the team in scoring and assists, averaging 21.8 points and 5.9 dimes to lead the Friars to a 23-12 record and the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

 

He played his high school ball at Palo Verde (Tucson, AZ), where he averaged 23.6 points and 7.5 rebounds as a senior, while shooting a red-hot 57 percent from the floor and guiding the team to the state 4A semifinals.

 

Undrafted, Cotton has played parts of two NBA seasons with the Jazz, Suns, and Grizz, averaging 3.8 points and 0.8 assists.

 

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