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Matthue Cotton

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Overall: A rapidly-developing prospect, Cotton's ceiling has risen quite a bit over the last 6-8 months, and a move to St. Benedict's (N.J.) should only further his growth. Growing in ability and assertiveness seemingly by the day, Cotton is starting to turn heads with his consistent, high-level play over the last few months. The 6-foot-4 lefty, a 3-point specialist early on in his career, is really starting to develop his off-hand dribbling ability so he can take defenders off the bounce, which in turn makes him a more effective outside shooter with opponents forced to respect his all-around game. While a year ago he looked more like a slightly undersized ‘3’, Cotton now has the look of a true off-guard, especially if he continues to develop in these same areas. His recruitment has already reached Atlantic 10 levels (July 2016), and high-major schools are starting to show serious interest. If he can show the ability to play the '2' spot at a consistently high level over his junior year, Cotton should see the offers pour in when he hits the 17U circuit in 2017.

Last updated: July 13, 2016