Bryce Cotton is going to be a Friar next year!



"It is with GREAT pride I can tell you all that Byce will be taking his skills to Major D1 Ball. He will be playing in the Big East for the Providence Friars.

Even more shocking than LeBron Jame's "Decision" we finally hear where Cotton will be playing ball next fall, the only thing missing was an ESPN 1 Hour special.


Tucson Palo Verde High School Coach Chris Klassen announced that his All State wing Bryce Cotton has committed to play basketball this season at Providence College.


The 6’1 Cotton led Palo Verde to a school best 24-7 record and a berth in the 4AII State Semi Finals. He averaged 23.6 points per game, 7.5 rebounds per game and 4.0 assists per game. He scored a season high 40 points against Buckeye (AZ) High School in the first round of the Arizona State Tournament. Cotton scored 30 or more points on nine occasions last season. Following his senior season he was selected to the Arizona Daily Star, Arizona Informant and Arizona Preps First Team All State teams.


"Bryce was our workhorse and team leader. He was our leading scorer, an outstanding rebounder and was second on our team in assists," said Coach Chris Klassen. "He was a tireless worker leading our team in minutes played and was a tough hardnosed defender usually guarding the opponent’s best player. He is an explosive athlete, a scoring wing and is very good in the open court. He meant so much to our team at both ends of the floor that we tried to play him the entire 32 minutes."


Bryce played AAU basketball for the first time this summer and he had an outstanding July. He averaged 24 points per game in the Fab 48 Tournament in Las Vegas. He was considered the best 2010 player available on the West Coast and based on his play numerous colleges contacted Cotton and Coach Klassen including Boston College, Oregon, Michigan, St. John’s, UC Santa Barbara, Drexel, Indiana State and Seattle.


Due to a mix-up with a course that was left off of the high school’s NCAA 48H Core Course list, Cotton was not cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center until late last week. "Bryce Cotton is an outstanding student, carrying a 3.5 grade point average", Coach Klassen added. "Obviously the issue with the class inadvertently being left off of our list of core courses hurt Bryce’s recruitment. He is now NCAA eligible and I am convinced that he will excel in Coach Keno Davis’ fast breaking system and in the classroom at Providence College."


What more can you say, you have to be thrilled for this kid, nobody wanted him and now he gets his chance to go shine in one of the toughest confrences in the NCAA, go get em' kid, good luck.

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