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Jazz Sign Bryce Cotton to a Multi-Year Deal

Rookie has appeared in three games since his NBA D-League Call-Up
by Bill Lea

SALT LAKE CITY (March 16, 2015) – The Utah Jazz announced today that team has signed guard Bryce Cotton to a multi-year contract.  Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Cotton signed his first of two 10-day contracts with the Jazz on Feb. 24 and has appeared in three Jazz games, averaging 1.7 points in 4.0 minutes per contest.

When the Jazz signed him from the NBA Development League’s Austin Spurs, Cotton (6-1, 165, Providence) was averaging 22.4 points (third in the D-League), 4.7 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.3 steals in 40.5 minutes in 34 games (all starts).  He scored in double figures on 31 occasions and recorded 20-plus points in 20 games.  He also registered 40-or-more points twice, including a season-high 43 points, eight rebounds, nine assists and two steals at Reno Bighorns.  His 43 points rank tied for third in the D-League in scoring performances.  Cotton was named D-League Performer of the Week on Feb. 23.

A native of Tucson, Ariz., Cotton played four seasons at Providence (2010-14).  He was not selected in the 2014 NBA Draft.