Bryce Cotton Returns To Face The Jazz

Sep 28, 2018, 9:37 PM
azz guard Bryce Cotton (8) drives on Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea (5) as the Utah Jazz defeat ...
azz guard Bryce Cotton (8) drives on Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea (5) as the Utah Jazz defeat the Dallas Mavericks 109-92 in NBA basketball during their last home game of the season, Monday, April 13, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)
(Tom Smart, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – When the Utah Jazz host the Perth Wildcats Saturday night at Vivint SmartHome Arena, there will be a familiar face on the opposing team.

Bryce Cotton, who played in 15 games for the Jazz in the 2014-15 season, has become a star in NBL in Australia, earning league MVP with the Wildcats last season after leading the league in scoring with 19.8 points per game.

Cotton’s time with the Jazz was highlighted by a monstrous alley oop dunk in Utah’s 109-92 win over the Dallas Mavericks on April 13, 2015.

As for how Cotton has changed as a player since his Jazz days, he says not much is different.

“I would say I’m the exact same player with a little more facial hair,” he said with a laugh to the Deseret News’ Eric Woodyard.

“Obviously for us to play an NBA team is great for our league. It’s our first time playing against an NBA team even though they did it last year. It’s just a great opportunity all the way around,” said Cotton.

The game between the Jazz and the Wildcats will tip off Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Vivint SmartHome Arena.

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