PC Officially Announces Addition Of Bryce Cotton



PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Providence College men's basketball coach Keno Davis announced on September 2, 2010 that student-athlete Bryce Cotton (Tucson, Ariz.) will attend Providence College beginning in September 2010.


Cotton attended Palo Verde High School.  He helped lead Palo Verde to a 24-7 mark and a berth in the state 4A semifinals.  Cotton averaged 23.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as a senior.   He shot 57 percent from the field, including 35 percent from three-point territory in 2010.  Cotton scored 30 or more points nine times as a senior and he recorded a career-high, 40-point effort in an 85-82 win over Buckeye on February 16, 2010.


Cotton set a school record for the highest triple-double with 37 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists versus Rio Rico on December 11, 2009. For his efforts, he earned First Team All-City and First Team All-State honors in 2010.  Cotton was named MVP of the 2010 Bradshaw Mountain Classic.  He also won the 2009 Arizona Prep Showcase slam dunk competition.


“We are excited to have Bryce joining our program,” Davis said. “We were fortunate at this time of year to be able to add such a talented individual who excels academically and athletically.  His athleticism and defensive ability will allow him to immediately compete for playing time.”


Cotton joins Gerard Coleman (West Roxbury, Mass.), Dre Evans (Dallas, Texas), Ron Giplaye (Lowell, Mass.), Brice Kofane (Yaounde, Cameroon) and Lee Goldsbrough (Manchester, England) as newcomers to the Friar roster who will attend Providence College beginning in September 2010.