Who Is Charles Cotton? Meet Bryce Cotton’s Father

Charles Cotton

Charles Cotton is an American who is best known as the father of Bryce Cotton, a professional basketball player for the Perth Wildcats of the National Basketball League (NBL).

His son played college basketball for the Providence Friars, where he was a two-time first-team All-Big East honoree. He joined the Austin Spurs in 2014 before splitting the next two years in the NBA and NBA Development League, and spending time in China and Turkey.

He spent the back-end of the 2014–15 season with the Utah Jazz and had short stints with the Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies during the 2015–16 season. In January 2017, he arrived in Australia to play for the Wildcats. Two months later, he guided Perth to the NBL championship behind a Grand Final MVP performance.

He continued on with the Wildcats for the 2017–18 season and won the NBL Most Valuable Player Award. He won his second and third NBL championships in 2019 and 2020 while also garnering his second NBL MVP and second Grand Final MVP in 2020. He won his third NBL MVP in 2021.

Charles Cotton had four children Bryce, Justin Tarpley, Chaz Cotton and Elijah Cotton. He is also the brother of David Adams who played football at the University of Arizona and had a short stint with the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL.

Charles Cotton
PERTH, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 21: Bryce Cotton of the Wildcats poses during a Perth Wildcats 2023-24 NBL media day at Huzzard Studios on August 21, 2023 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

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