|Hometown:||New York, N.Y.|
|High School:||Northfield Mount Hermon|
2013-14: Finished third on the team in scoring (8.5 ppg.) and second in rebounding (5.4 rpg.) and three-pointers (32)… Shot 76 percent from the free throw line… Averaged 10.1 points and 6.5 rebounds in 14 Ivy League games… Recipient of the team’s Josh Hill Award for hard work and dedication to the Yale Basketball program… Had three double-doubles in Ivy play… Scored a season-high 19 points in the home victory over Brown… Played 42 minutes, scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the overtime win over Princeton.
2012-13: Finished ninth in the Ivy League in rebounding (5.3 rpg.)… Tied for the team lead in rebounding… Fifth in scoring (6.2 ppg.)… One of only three players to appear in all 31 games… Started a career-high 23 games… Posted his first career double-double (20 points, 12 rebounds) in victory at Holy Cross… Scored in double figures in five games… Led the team in rebounding in 11 games.
2011-12: Made his first career appearance in the game with Quinnipiac… Scored nine points, grabbed six rebounds in 12 minutes against Lyndon State.
Notes: In the summer of 2012 played in the Nike Pro City League which featured professional players from the NBA and abroad. Cotton helped lead his team, Dy ckman, to the championship game. Participated in workouts and pick-up games that included NBA stars J.R. Smith and Carmelo A nthony from the New York Knicks, as well as Mike Dunleavy of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Before Yale: Spent one year at Northfield Mount Hermon School and averaged eight points, eight rebounds and two steals... 2011 Game MVP of National Prep School Invitational at the University of Rhode Island… Averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds as a senior at Dalton School… 1,000-point scorer at Dalton… Named first team All Ivy Preparatory League in 2009-10… Played with the New York Panthers AAU team that was coached by Rafer Alston… Teammates with the Panthers included Sterling Gibbs, who plays at Texas, and J.J. Moore, who plays at Pittsburgh.
Personal: Founded DOSA (Division One Student Athlete) Basketball Clinic. After gaining approval from the NCAA and the Ivy League, Cotton ran two week-long clinics in New York City and three in Lake Naomi, Pa. Cotton created the program in an attempt to deflate the idea that being valedictorian and a star athlete are mutually exclusive. DOSA focuses on the values of hard work and discipline as well as basketball IQ and Division I skills in order to challenge campers intellectually and physically... Served as a constituent liaison for then senator Hilary Clinton… Spent three weeks in Fiji during the summer following his freshman year of high school and taught underprivileged Fijian children how to read and write while also building a path in several villages… Son of Roxana Reid and Hunter Cotton.