So you picked up Bryce Cotton?

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Bryce Cotton didn't get drafted Thursday night, but here's what to look forward to if your team picks him up.

Well, needless to say you got a guard that wowed us all with his run in the Big East Tournament as well as in the Providence Friars' NCAA Tournament game against the North Carolina Tar Heels. That game showed us just about everything Cotton can do.

The 6-foot-1 guard scored 36 points on 13-23 from the field and 3-9 from 3-point range.  He added a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line and nearly carried the 11-seeded Friars past the Tar Heels.

But that's not all that the superb senior did.

Cotton dished out eight assists and grabbed five rebounds, but more importantly, he showed us he could be "the guy" for any team.

Your draftee was a top ten scorer in the nation and averaged 21.8 points per game scoring over 25 points 10 times.  We know he can score.

But he’s small, and his size will hurt him. It's up to you whether you value his explosiveness and knack for putting the ball in the bucket more. Because of that size, Cotton seems like a viable bench option for most teams.

However, that is not something he is used to. Cotton averaged 39.9 minutes per game last season and was the reason for the Friars' rare success.

Cotton is the type of player that every team can use.  He is a quick, shifty point guard that can really score, but in order for the Tucson native to make it on a roster, he is going to have to prove that size does not matter.

That will not be easy to do, but I think he plays a lot like current Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe.

Bledsoe was a guy who started off under the radar, but has shined recently with his ability to make plays.  The Kentucky alum averaged almost 18 points per game last season on the up-and-coming Suns.

In fact, it would not surprise me to see Phoenix pick up Cotton for their summer squad, simply because of his ability at the point guard position and his similarities to Bledsoe.  The Suns took Tyler Ennis in the first round as a backup point guard, but another would not hurt.

I think the Miami Heat is another possible landing spot.  With the likely departure of Mario Chalmers, it would be likely that the Heat would gather a few "scorers" at the point guard position, similar to their draftee Shabazz Napier.

Like many college stars, Cotton will take the summer league and likely D-League path, but could be a nice scorer wherever he lands.

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