Former Providence guard Bryce Cotton, who spent parts of the last two seasons in the NBA, is headed back overseas, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. A source tells Carchia that Cotton has agreed to a deal with the Perth Wildcats, and will play in Australia.
Cotton, 24, went undrafted out of college in 2014, but caught on with the Jazz for 15 games in 2014/15, and had brief stints with both the Suns and the Grizzlies last season. In 23 total NBA games, the 6’1″ point guard has averaged a modest 3.8 PPG on .418/.304/.833 shooting.
In addition to his NBA experience, Cotton has also logged some D-League action and played for multiple teams overseas, including the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in China last season. Earlier this year, he signed with Turkey’s Anadolu Efes. However, the team – based out of Istanbul – decided about two weeks ago to replace him with Sixers camp invitee Brandon Paul.
Cotton will be joining a Perth club that currently sits in last place in Australia’s NBL, but most of the league’s teams are bunched together in the standings. At 7-9, the Wildcats could still make a run, with the help of Cotton.