12 Armani Cotton
12 Armani Cotton
Height: 6-7
Weight: 215
Year: Sr.
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
High School: Northfield Mount Hermon
Position: G
Major: Psychology
Residential College: Branford
gp 32
pts/g 6.5
fg % 40.4
3pt % 36.5
ft % 66.7
reb/g 5.7
a/g 1.2

Notes: Appeared in 109 games in his career, scored 695 points and grabbed 538 rebounds.

2014-15: Finished ninth in the Ivy League in rebounding (5.7 rpg.)… Second on the team in rebounding and fifth in scoring (6.5 ppg.)… One of three players to start all 32 games… Recipient of the team’s Stan Smith Senior Award… Scored in double figures in seven games… Posted double-doubles in wins over Lafayette and Cornell… Scored seven of his eight points in the final three minutes of 69-65 home victory over Brown.

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.

Off the Court:

  • Founded DOSA (Division One Student Athlete) Basketball Clinic in 2011 and the clinic has successfully operated in NYC & Pennsylvania for 3 summers
  • Interned working with NBA player Russell Westbrook for his collaboration with Barney's in 2013

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.

Recent Games
Feb 21 Columbia L, 56-50
Feb 27 Princeton W, 81-60
Feb 28 Penn W, 55-50
Mar 6 at Harvard W, 62-52
Mar 7 at Dartmouth L, 59-58
Mar 14 vs. Harvard L, 53-51
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 32 14
Games started 32 14
Minutes 832 364
Minutes per game 26.0 26.0
FG 69-171 30-72
FG Pct 40.4 41.7
3PT 38-104 15-38
3PT Pct 36.5 39.5
FT 32-48 17-25
FT Pct 66.7 68.0
Off rebounds 49 20
Def rebounds 132 64
Total rebounds 181 84
Rebounds per game 5.7 6.0
Personal fouls 73 31
Disqualifications 1 0
Assists 38 14
Turnovers 38 12
Assist to turnover ratio 1.0 1.2
Steals 21 7
Blocks 8 1
Points 208 92
Points per game 6.5 6.6
Points per 40 min 10.0 10.1
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 14 at Quinnipiac L, 88-85 1 37 2-10 20.0 2-6 33.3 0-0 - 6
Nov 17 Newbury W, 97-51 1 15 2-7 28.6 1-4 25.0 1-3 33.3 6
Nov 21 vs. Ill.-Chicago W, 70-58 1 31 4-7 57.1 2-5 40.0 1-1 100.0 11
Nov 22 vs. Illinois St. W, 53-46 1 23 1-4 25.0 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 3
Nov 23 at Kent St. W, 66-59 1 28 3-5 60.0 3-5 60.0 2-2 100.0 11
Nov 26 Lafayette W, 82-60 1 25 4-6 66.7 3-4 75.0 0-0 - 11
Nov 28 at Providence L, 72-66 1 27 0-4 0.0 0-4 0.0 0-0 - 0
Nov 30 Hartford W, 69-57 1 25 2-3 66.7 0-1 0.0 2-2 100.0 6
Dec 3 at Bryant W, 67-60 1 22 0-2 0.0 0-1 0.0 2-4 50.0 2
Dec 5 at Connecticut W, 45-44 1 25 1-5 20.0 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 3
Dec 8 at Florida L, 85-47 1 26 3-5 60.0 1-3 33.3 1-2 50.0 8
Dec 18 at Vermont W, 57-56 1 22 1-4 25.0 1-2 50.0 1-2 50.0 4
Dec 20 Albany L, 64-60 1 28 2-3 66.7 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 5
Dec 30 at Sacred Heart W, 70-64 1 23 2-4 50.0 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 6
Jan 3 at Vanderbilt L, 79-74 1 38 5-13 38.5 2-7 28.6 1-2 50.0 13
Jan 9 at New Jersey Inst. of Technology L, 78-71 1 24 0-3 0.0 0-2 0.0 1-2 50.0 1
Jan 10 Daniel Webster W, 102-47 1 17 4-7 57.1 2-5 40.0 2-2 100.0 12
Jan 17 at Brown W, 80-62 1 27 3-6 50.0 2-2 100.0 0-0 - 8
Jan 24 Brown W, 69-65 1 25 2-2 100.0 1-1 100.0 3-4 75.0 8
Jan 30 at Columbia W, 63-59 1 30 3-5 60.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 6
Jan 31 at Cornell W, 65-57 1 28 2-6 33.3 2-4 50.0 1-2 50.0 7
Feb 6 Dartmouth W, 81-66 1 29 2-4 50.0 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 6
Feb 7 Harvard L, 52-50 1 29 2-9 22.2 1-7 14.3 0-0 - 5
Feb 13 at Penn W, 75-48 1 18 3-4 75.0 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 8
Feb 14 at Princeton W, 81-73 1 23 0-2 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Feb 20 Cornell W, 62-51 1 26 3-10 30.0 2-5 40.0 2-4 50.0 10
Feb 21 Columbia L, 56-50 1 25 2-3 66.7 0-1 0.0 3-4 75.0 7
Feb 27 Princeton W, 81-60 1 22 2-4 50.0 0-2 0.0 3-3 100.0 7
Feb 28 Penn W, 55-50 1 24 0-2 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Mar 6 at Harvard W, 62-52 1 28 5-10 50.0 2-2 100.0 2-2 100.0 14
Mar 7 at Dartmouth L, 59-58 1 30 1-5 20.0 1-4 25.0 3-6 50.0 6
Mar 14 vs. Harvard L, 53-51 1 32 3-7 42.9 1-4 25.0 1-1 100.0 8
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 14 at Quinnipiac L, 88-85 1 37 1 4 5 1 1 1.0 1 1 5 1
Nov 17 Newbury W, 97-51 1 15 3 3 6 1 0 - 0 2 1 0
Nov 21 vs. Ill.-Chicago W, 70-58 1 31 1 4 5 1 1 1.0 1 0 3 -
Nov 22 vs. Illinois St. W, 53-46 1 23 4 1 5 0 3 0.0 2 0 1 -
Nov 23 at Kent St. W, 66-59 1 28 1 3 4 1 2 0.5 1 0 1 -
Nov 26 Lafayette W, 82-60 1 25 4 9 13 0 2 0.0 0 0 4 0
Nov 28 at Providence L, 72-66 1 27 0 3 3 2 3 0.7 1 0 3 -
Nov 30 Hartford W, 69-57 1 25 1 5 6 2 2 1.0 1 0 1 0
Dec 3 at Bryant W, 67-60 1 22 3 5 8 1 3 0.3 1 1 1 0
Dec 5 at Connecticut W, 45-44 1 25 0 3 3 1 0 - 1 0 3 -
Dec 8 at Florida L, 85-47 1 26 2 1 3 2 0 - 1 0 0 -
Dec 18 at Vermont W, 57-56 1 22 1 5 6 0 3 0.0 1 1 3 -
Dec 20 Albany L, 64-60 1 28 1 2 3 3 4 0.8 1 2 3 -
Dec 30 at Sacred Heart W, 70-64 1 23 1 5 6 1 0 - 1 0 2 -
Jan 3 at Vanderbilt L, 79-74 1 38 1 6 7 2 1 2.0 0 0 4 -
Jan 9 at New Jersey Inst. of Technology L, 78-71 1 24 1 1 2 3 1 3.0 0 0 2 -
Jan 10 Daniel Webster W, 102-47 1 17 3 2 5 3 0 - 1 0 2 0
Jan 17 at Brown W, 80-62 1 27 3 3 6 0 1 0.0 0 1 1 -
Jan 24 Brown W, 69-65 1 25 1 3 4 0 0 - 1 0 4 -
Jan 30 at Columbia W, 63-59 1 30 1 3 4 0 2 0.0 2 0 2 -
Jan 31 at Cornell W, 65-57 1 28 2 11 13 3 2 1.5 1 0 2 -
Feb 6 Dartmouth W, 81-66 1 29 0 8 8 1 1 1.0 0 0 2 0
Feb 7 Harvard L, 52-50 1 29 1 3 4 1 1 1.0 0 0 3 0
Feb 13 at Penn W, 75-48 1 18 1 4 5 2 0 - 0 0 2 -
Feb 14 at Princeton W, 81-73 1 23 0 2 2 1 0 - 1 0 2 -
Feb 20 Cornell W, 62-51 1 26 6 5 11 1 0 - 0 0 2 0
Feb 21 Columbia L, 56-50 1 25 0 2 2 0 0 - 0 0 3 0
Feb 27 Princeton W, 81-60 1 22 0 2 2 4 0 - 1 0 1 0
Feb 28 Penn W, 55-50 1 24 0 8 8 1 0 - 0 0 1 0
Mar 6 at Harvard W, 62-52 1 28 3 2 5 0 3 0.0 1 0 3 0
Mar 7 at Dartmouth L, 59-58 1 30 2 8 10 0 2 0.0 0 0 3 -
Mar 14 vs. Harvard L, 53-51 1 32 1 6 7 0 0 - 0 0 3 0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2014-15 32 32 26.0 2.2-5.3 40.4 1.2-3.2 36.5 1.0-1.5 66.7 6.5
Total 32 32 26.0 2.2-5.3 40.4 1.2-3.2 36.5 1.0-1.5 66.7 6.5
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2014-15 32 32 832 69-171 40.4 38-104 36.5 32-48 66.7 208
Total 32 32 832 69-171 40.4 38-104 36.5 32-48 66.7 208
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2014-15 32 32 26.0 3.3-8.2 40.4 1.8-5.0 36.5 1.5-2.3 66.7 10.0
Total 32 32 26.0 3.3-8.2 40.4 1.8-5.0 36.5 1.5-2.3 66.7 10.0
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2014-15 32 32 26.0 1.5 4.1 5.7 2.3 0.0 1.2 1.2 1.0 0.7 0.3
Total 32 32 26.0 1.5 4.1 5.7 2.3 0.0 1.2 1.2 1.0 0.7 0.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2014-15 32 32 832 49 132 181 73 1 38 38 1.0 21 8
Total 32 32 832 49 132 181 73 1 38 38 1.0 21 8
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2014-15 32 32 26.0 2.4 6.3 8.7 3.5 0.0 1.8 1.8 1.0 1.0 0.4
Total 32 32 26.0 2.4 6.3 8.7 3.5 0.0 1.8 1.8 1.0 1.0 0.4
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 32 32 26.0 2.2-5.3 40.4 1.2-3.2 36.5 1.0-1.5 66.7 6.5
Conference 14 14 26.0 2.1-5.1 41.7 1.1-2.7 39.5 1.2-1.8 68.0 6.6
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 12 24.2 2.2-5.0 45.0 1.1-3.1 35.1 1.3-1.8 72.7 6.9
Away 17 17 26.8 2.0-5.5 36.6 1.2-3.2 38.9 0.8-1.4 58.3 6.1
Neutral 3 3 28.7 2.7-6.0 44.4 1.3-4.3 30.8 0.7-0.7 100.0 7.3
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Wins 22 22 24.4 2.2-5.0 45.0 1.3-2.9 45.3 1.0-1.4 71.0 6.8
Losses 10 10 29.6 2.0-6.2 32.3 0.9-4.0 22.5 1.0-1.7 58.8 5.9
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November 8 8 26.4 2.2-5.8 39.1 1.5-4.1 36.4 0.8-1.0 75.0 6.8
December 6 6 24.3 1.5-3.8 39.1 1.0-2.5 40.0 0.7-1.3 50.0 4.7
January 7 7 27.0 2.7-6.0 45.2 1.3-3.1 40.9 1.1-1.7 66.7 7.9
February 8 8 24.5 1.8-4.8 36.8 0.9-3.0 29.2 1.0-1.4 72.7 5.4
March 3 3 30.0 3.0-7.3 40.9 1.3-3.3 40.0 2.0-3.0 66.7 9.3
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 32 32 832 69-171 40.4 38-104 36.5 32-48 66.7 208
Conference 14 14 364 30-72 41.7 15-38 39.5 17-25 68.0 92
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 12 12 290 27-60 45.0 13-37 35.1 16-22 72.7 83
Away 17 17 456 34-93 36.6 21-54 38.9 14-24 58.3 103
Neutral 3 3 86 8-18 44.4 4-13 30.8 2-2 100.0 22
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Wins 22 22 536 49-109 45.0 29-64 45.3 22-31 71.0 149
Losses 10 10 296 20-62 32.3 9-40 22.5 10-17 58.8 59
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November 8 8 211 18-46 39.1 12-33 36.4 6-8 75.0 54
December 6 6 146 9-23 39.1 6-15 40.0 4-8 50.0 28
January 7 7 189 19-42 45.2 9-22 40.9 8-12 66.7 55
February 8 8 196 14-38 36.8 7-24 29.2 8-11 72.7 43
March 3 3 90 9-22 40.9 4-10 40.0 6-9 66.7 28
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 32 32 26.0 3.3-8.2 40.4 1.8-5.0 36.5 1.5-2.3 66.7 10.0
Conference 14 14 26.0 3.3-7.9 41.7 1.6-4.2 39.5 1.9-2.7 68.0 10.1
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 12 24.2 3.7-8.3 45.0 1.8-5.1 35.1 2.2-3.0 72.7 11.4
Away 17 17 26.8 3.0-8.2 36.6 1.8-4.7 38.9 1.2-2.1 58.3 9.0
Neutral 3 3 28.7 3.7-8.4 44.4 1.9-6.0 30.8 0.9-0.9 100.0 10.2
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Wins 22 22 24.4 3.7-8.1 45.0 2.2-4.8 45.3 1.6-2.3 71.0 11.1
Losses 10 10 29.6 2.7-8.4 32.3 1.2-5.4 22.5 1.4-2.3 58.8 8.0
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November 8 8 26.4 3.4-8.7 39.1 2.3-6.3 36.4 1.1-1.5 75.0 10.2
December 6 6 24.3 2.5-6.3 39.1 1.6-4.1 40.0 1.1-2.2 50.0 7.7
January 7 7 27.0 4.0-8.9 45.2 1.9-4.7 40.9 1.7-2.5 66.7 11.6
February 8 8 24.5 2.9-7.8 36.8 1.4-4.9 29.2 1.6-2.2 72.7 8.8
March 3 3 30.0 4.0-9.8 40.9 1.8-4.4 40.0 2.7-4.0 66.7 12.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 32 32 26.0 1.5 4.1 5.7 2.3 0.0 1.2 1.2 1.0 0.7 0.3
Conference 14 14 26.0 1.4 4.6 6.0 2.2 0.0 1.0 0.9 1.2 0.5 0.1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 12 24.2 1.7 4.3 6.0 2.3 0.0 1.4 0.8 1.7 0.4 0.3
Away 17 17 26.8 1.4 4.1 5.4 2.3 0.1 1.2 1.4 0.8 0.8 0.2
Neutral 3 3 28.7 2.0 3.7 5.7 2.3 0.0 0.3 1.3 0.3 1.0 0.0
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Wins 22 22 24.4 1.8 4.4 6.1 2.0 0.0 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.2
Losses 10 10 29.6 1.0 3.6 4.6 2.9 0.1 1.4 1.3 1.1 0.4 0.3
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November 8 8 26.4 1.9 4.0 5.9 2.4 0.1 1.0 1.8 0.6 0.9 0.4
December 6 6 24.3 1.3 3.5 4.8 2.0 0.0 1.3 1.7 0.8 1.0 0.7
January 7 7 27.0 1.7 4.1 5.9 2.4 0.0 1.6 1.0 1.6 0.7 0.1
February 8 8 24.5 1.0 4.3 5.3 2.0 0.0 1.4 0.3 5.5 0.3 0.0
March 3 3 30.0 2.0 5.3 7.3 3.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.3 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 32 32 832 49 132 181 73 1 38 38 1.0 21 8
Conference 14 14 364 20 64 84 31 0 14 12 1.2 7 1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 12 290 20 52 72 27 0 17 10 1.7 5 4
Away 17 17 456 23 69 92 39 1 20 24 0.8 13 4
Neutral 3 3 86 6 11 17 7 0 1 4 0.3 3 0
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Wins 22 22 536 39 96 135 44 0 24 25 1.0 17 5
Losses 10 10 296 10 36 46 29 1 14 13 1.1 4 3
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November 8 8 211 15 32 47 19 1 8 14 0.6 7 3
December 6 6 146 8 21 29 12 0 8 10 0.8 6 4
January 7 7 189 12 29 41 17 0 11 7 1.6 5 1
February 8 8 196 8 34 42 16 0 11 2 5.5 2 0
March 3 3 90 6 16 22 9 0 0 5 0.0 1 0
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 32 32 26.0 2.4 6.3 8.7 3.5 0.0 1.8 1.8 1.0 1.0 0.4
Conference 14 14 26.0 2.2 7.0 9.2 3.4 0.0 1.5 1.3 1.2 0.8 0.1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 12 24.2 2.8 7.2 9.9 3.7 0.0 2.3 1.4 1.7 0.7 0.6
Away 17 17 26.8 2.0 6.1 8.1 3.4 0.1 1.8 2.1 0.8 1.1 0.4
Neutral 3 3 28.7 2.8 5.1 7.9 3.3 0.0 0.5 1.9 0.3 1.4 0.0
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Wins 22 22 24.4 2.9 7.2 10.1 3.3 0.0 1.8 1.9 1.0 1.3 0.4
Losses 10 10 29.6 1.4 4.9 6.2 3.9 0.1 1.9 1.8 1.1 0.5 0.4
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November 8 8 26.4 2.8 6.1 8.9 3.6 0.2 1.5 2.7 0.6 1.3 0.6
December 6 6 24.3 2.2 5.8 7.9 3.3 0.0 2.2 2.7 0.8 1.6 1.1
January 7 7 27.0 2.5 6.1 8.7 3.6 0.0 2.3 1.5 1.6 1.1 0.2
February 8 8 24.5 1.6 6.9 8.6 3.3 0.0 2.2 0.4 5.5 0.4 0.0
March 3 3 30.0 2.7 7.1 9.8 4.0 0.0 0.0 2.2 0.0 0.4 0.0

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