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Grizzlies sign Bryce Cotton to 10-Day Contract

The Memphis Grizzlies today announced that the team has signed guard Bryce Cotton to a 10-day contract pursuant to the NBA’s hardship roster rules.

Over two professional seasons, Cotton (6-1, 165) has appeared in 18 games (zero starts) for the Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns and averaged 4.7 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 10.7 minutes. He also has played 40 games (all starts) for the NBA Development League’s Austin Spurs and recorded 22.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 39.2 minutes.

The 23-year-old began the season in Austin before he was signed by Phoenix as a D-League Call-Up on Nov. 25. He made three appearances for the Suns, totaling four points, three assists and three steals in 32 minutes, before he was waived on Jan. 7. He returned to Austin on Jan. 12 and departed on Jan. 25 to sign with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

Undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft, Cotton played four seasons (2010-14) at Providence College, where he twice earned First Team All-Big East honors and was named the 2014 Big East Tournament MVP after leading the Friars to the conference championship. The Tucson, Ariz. native appeared in 130 games (99 starts) for Providence and averaged 15.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 33.2 minutes.

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