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Jazz Sign Bryce Cotton to a Second 10-Day Contract

Rookie has appeared in one game since his NBA D-League Call-Up
by Bill Lea

SALT LAKE CITY (March 6, 2015) – The Utah Jazz announced today that team has signed guard Bryce Cotton to a second 10-day contract.  Cotton signed his first 10-day with the Jazz on Feb. 24 and has appeared in one Jazz game, posting three points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in seven minutes in a win at Denver on Feb. 27.

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 earned All-Big East First Team honors twice (2013, 2014) and was named the 2014 Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player.  He finished his career ranked fourth all-time in scoring at Providence and became the fifth player from a major conference to average 20-plus points and five-or-more assists in a season since 2002, when he did so as a senior.