James Cotton (basketball)

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James Wesley Cotton (born December 14, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player who had a brief career in the NBA. He played professionally for the Seattle SuperSonics.

Biography[edit]

Cotton was born in Los Angeles, California and played Basketball at Artesia High School before Transferring to St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California.[1] He played college basketball at Long Beach State. Cotton requested he be redshirted at the university.[2]

Cotton, a 6' 5" (1.96 m) shooting guard, left Long Beach State early and was selected with the fourth pick of the 2nd round (32nd overall) in the 1997 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets.[3] His rights were then traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in a swap for the draft rights to Bobby Jackson.

He was used sparingly by the Sonics over two seasons until he and Hersey Hawkins were involved in a player trade to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Brent Barry on August 12, 1999. Cotton was waived by the Bulls prior to the commencement of the 1999-2000 NBA season. He also played with the West Sydney Razorbacks in the Australian National Basketball League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "James Wesley Cotton". databaseBasketball.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Mature Decision : James Cotton Jr., 17, Will Redshirt His First Year at Cal State Long Beach". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ "James Wesley Cotton". Baseballl-Reference.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 

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