12 - Armani Cotton
Armani Cotton
Height: 6-7
Weight: 215
Year: Jr.
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
High School: Northfield Mount Hermon
Position: G
Major: Psychology
Residential College: Branford
gp 33
pts/g 8.5
fg % 35.9
3pt % 31.1
ft % 76.0
reb/g 5.4
a/g 1.0

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.

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.

Year gp-gs fg-fga pct  3fg-3fga pct  ft-fta pct  rpg  pts ppg  Ast stl
2011-12 13-0 5-11 .455 1-1 1.000 3-4 .750 1.0 14 1.1 1 2
2012-13 31-23 61-146 .418 16-58 .276 53-64 .828 5.3 191 6.2 24 22
2013-1433-3079-221.35732-103.31192-121.7605.42828.53230
Career 77-53 145-378 .384 49-162 .302 148-189 .783 4.6 487 6.3 57 54
Recent Games
Mar 8 Dartmouth L, 69-61
Mar 19 Quinnipiac W, 69-68
Mar 22 at Holy Cross W, 71-66
Mar 26 at Columbia W, 72-69
Apr 1 at VMI W, 75-62
Apr 3 at Murray St. L, 65-57
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 33 14
Games started 30 13
Minutes 853 402
Minutes per game 25.8 28.7
FG 79-220 38-92
FG Pct 35.9 41.3
3PT 32-103 13-38
3PT Pct 31.1 34.2
FT 92-121 52-68
FT Pct 76.0 76.5
Off rebounds 44 23
Def rebounds 135 68
Total rebounds 179 91
Rebounds per game 5.4 6.5
Personal fouls 62 30
Disqualifications 0 0
Assists 32 20
Turnovers 43 26
Assist to turnover ratio 0.7 0.8
Steals 30 16
Blocks 2 0
Points 282 141
Points per game 8.5 10.1
Points per 40 min 13.2 14.0
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 9 vs. Central Connecticut State W, 93-77 1 28 4-5 80.0 2-3 66.7 7-8 87.5 17
Nov 11 at Connecticut L, 80-62 1 23 0-4 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Nov 14 at Rutgers L, 72-71 1 26 3-10 30.0 2-7 28.6 3-4 75.0 11
Nov 19 Sacred Heart W, 80-65 1 19 3-7 42.9 2-5 40.0 3-5 60.0 11
Nov 23 at Mercer L, 81-54 1 23 2-6 33.3 0-2 0.0 1-2 50.0 5
Nov 26 at Lafayette W, 79-76 1 30 6-9 66.7 3-4 75.0 3-4 75.0 18
Nov 30 at Hartford W, 54-49 1 28 2-6 33.3 1-3 33.3 3-3 100.0 8
Dec 4 Bryant L, 72-64 1 26 0-9 0.0 0-6 0.0 4-5 80.0 4
Dec 7 New Hampshire W, 71-61 1 22 1-7 14.3 0-4 0.0 2-2 100.0 4
Dec 17 at Providence L, 76-74 1 31 2-5 40.0 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 6
Dec 20 at Albany L, 70-62 1 21 1-9 11.1 0-5 0.0 4-4 100.0 6
Jan 4 at Saint Louis L, 75-55 - 11 1-3 33.3 0-1 0.0 2-2 100.0 4
Jan 8 Vermont L, 67-59 - 6 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Jan 11 Baruch W, 88-49 1 20 2-5 40.0 2-3 66.7 3-4 75.0 9
Jan 18 Brown W, 74-67 1 30 5-7 71.4 3-4 75.0 6-7 85.7 19
Jan 25 at Brown L, 73-56 1 29 3-11 27.3 1-4 25.0 3-3 100.0 10
Jan 31 Columbia W, 69-59 1 27 2-3 66.7 1-2 50.0 8-9 88.9 13
Feb 1 Cornell W, 61-57 1 29 2-7 28.6 1-4 25.0 1-4 25.0 6
Feb 7 at Dartmouth W, 67-54 1 20 3-4 75.0 1-1 100.0 1-4 25.0 8
Feb 8 at Harvard W, 74-67 1 35 3-5 60.0 1-1 100.0 6-6 100.0 13
Feb 14 Penn W, 69-54 1 32 3-5 60.0 1-2 50.0 10-15 66.7 17
Feb 15 Princeton W, 66-65 1 42 5-8 62.5 0-1 0.0 6-6 100.0 16
Feb 21 at Cornell W, 82-65 1 26 3-6 50.0 0-1 0.0 3-3 100.0 9
Feb 23 at Columbia L, 62-46 1 35 5-12 41.7 3-5 60.0 2-3 66.7 15
Feb 28 at Princeton L, 57-46 1 28 0-8 0.0 0-4 0.0 1-2 50.0 1
Mar 1 at Penn W, 70-63 1 17 1-4 25.0 0-2 0.0 3-4 75.0 5
Mar 7 Harvard L, 70-58 1 27 1-6 16.7 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 2
Mar 8 Dartmouth L, 69-61 - 25 2-6 33.3 1-4 25.0 2-2 100.0 7
Mar 19 Quinnipiac W, 69-68 1 28 3-13 23.1 1-6 16.7 0-1 0.0 7
Mar 22 at Holy Cross W, 71-66 1 23 1-3 33.3 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 3
Mar 26 at Columbia W, 72-69 1 28 3-8 37.5 0-2 0.0 2-3 66.7 8
Apr 1 at VMI W, 75-62 1 26 4-6 66.7 2-3 66.7 1-2 50.0 11
Apr 3 at Murray St. L, 65-57 1 32 3-12 25.0 1-7 14.3 2-4 50.0 9
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 9 vs. Central Connecticut State W, 93-77 1 28 0 6 6 0 2 0.0 0 0 1 0
Nov 11 at Connecticut L, 80-62 1 23 2 5 7 1 2 0.5 0 0 4 0
Nov 14 at Rutgers L, 72-71 1 26 1 3 4 1 1 1.0 0 0 3 0
Nov 19 Sacred Heart W, 80-65 1 19 2 5 7 1 1 1.0 0 0 3 0
Nov 23 at Mercer L, 81-54 1 23 0 2 2 0 0 - 0 0 0 0
Nov 26 at Lafayette W, 79-76 1 30 0 8 8 1 2 0.5 1 0 0 0
Nov 30 at Hartford W, 54-49 1 28 0 1 1 1 2 0.5 1 0 2 0
Dec 4 Bryant L, 72-64 1 26 1 2 3 1 0 - 1 0 2 0
Dec 7 New Hampshire W, 71-61 1 22 1 1 2 1 1 1.0 2 0 1 0
Dec 17 at Providence L, 76-74 1 31 1 4 5 1 0 - 1 1 3 0
Dec 20 at Albany L, 70-62 1 21 1 2 3 0 0 - 2 0 1 0
Jan 4 at Saint Louis L, 75-55 - 11 2 2 4 0 1 0.0 0 0 2 0
Jan 8 Vermont L, 67-59 - 6 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 0
Jan 11 Baruch W, 88-49 1 20 1 5 6 2 1 2.0 1 0 2 0
Jan 18 Brown W, 74-67 1 30 5 4 9 1 3 0.3 0 0 1 0
Jan 25 at Brown L, 73-56 1 29 1 4 5 3 1 3.0 3 0 3 0
Jan 31 Columbia W, 69-59 1 27 2 1 3 0 2 0.0 0 0 4 0
Feb 1 Cornell W, 61-57 1 29 3 5 8 2 3 0.7 1 0 3 0
Feb 7 at Dartmouth W, 67-54 1 20 0 5 5 0 1 0.0 1 0 3 -
Feb 8 at Harvard W, 74-67 1 35 3 7 10 4 1 4.0 1 0 2 0
Feb 14 Penn W, 69-54 1 32 2 9 11 1 1 1.0 2 0 0 0
Feb 15 Princeton W, 66-65 1 42 1 10 11 2 5 0.4 2 0 1 -
Feb 21 at Cornell W, 82-65 1 26 0 5 5 1 1 1.0 2 0 2 -
Feb 23 at Columbia L, 62-46 1 35 3 5 8 1 2 0.5 1 0 4 -
Feb 28 at Princeton L, 57-46 1 28 3 3 6 2 4 0.5 1 0 1 -
Mar 1 at Penn W, 70-63 1 17 0 4 4 0 2 0.0 1 0 2 -
Mar 7 Harvard L, 70-58 1 27 0 4 4 1 0 - 0 0 3 0
Mar 8 Dartmouth L, 69-61 - 25 0 2 2 2 0 - 1 0 1 0
Mar 19 Quinnipiac W, 69-68 1 28 3 5 8 2 0 - 2 0 0 0
Mar 22 at Holy Cross W, 71-66 1 23 0 3 3 0 1 0.0 0 0 2 0
Mar 26 at Columbia W, 72-69 1 28 2 4 6 0 2 0.0 1 0 1 -
Apr 1 at VMI W, 75-62 1 26 2 5 7 0 1 0.0 2 1 3 -
Apr 3 at Murray St. L, 65-57 1 32 2 3 5 0 0 - 0 0 2 -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 33 30 25.8 2.4-6.7 35.9 1.0-3.1 31.1 2.8-3.7 76.0 8.5
Conference 14 13 28.7 2.7-6.6 41.3 0.9-2.7 34.2 3.7-4.9 76.5 10.1
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -

Home 13 11 25.6 2.2-6.5 34.5 0.9-3.4 27.3 3.5-4.6 75.0 8.8
Away 19 18 25.9 2.4-6.9 35.1 0.9-2.9 32.1 2.1-2.8 75.5 7.9
Neutral 1 1 28.0 4.0-5.0 80.0 2.0-3.0 66.7 7.0-8.0 87.5 17.0

Wins 19 19 26.8 2.9-6.2 47.5 1.2-2.7 42.3 3.6-4.7 75.6 10.6
Losses 14 11 24.5 1.6-7.3 22.5 0.7-3.6 19.6 1.7-2.2 77.4 5.7

November 7 7 25.3 2.9-6.7 42.6 1.4-3.4 41.7 2.9-3.7 76.9 10.0
December 4 4 25.0 1.0-7.5 13.3 0.5-4.5 11.1 2.5-2.8 90.9 5.0
January 6 4 20.5 2.2-5.0 43.3 1.2-2.3 50.0 3.7-4.2 88.0 9.2
February 8 8 30.9 3.0-6.9 43.6 0.9-2.4 36.8 3.8-5.4 69.8 10.6
March 6 5 24.7 1.8-6.7 27.5 0.5-3.0 16.7 1.2-1.7 70.0 5.3
April 2 2 29.0 3.5-9.0 38.9 1.5-5.0 30.0 1.5-3.0 50.0 10.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 33 30 853 79-220 35.9 32-103 31.1 92-121 76.0 282
Conference 14 13 402 38-92 41.3 13-38 34.2 52-68 76.5 141
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0

Home 13 11 333 29-84 34.5 12-44 27.3 45-60 75.0 115
Away 19 18 492 46-131 35.1 18-56 32.1 40-53 75.5 150
Neutral 1 1 28 4-5 80.0 2-3 66.7 7-8 87.5 17

Wins 19 19 510 56-118 47.5 22-52 42.3 68-90 75.6 202
Losses 14 11 343 23-102 22.5 10-51 19.6 24-31 77.4 80

November 7 7 177 20-47 42.6 10-24 41.7 20-26 76.9 70
December 4 4 100 4-30 13.3 2-18 11.1 10-11 90.9 20
January 6 4 123 13-30 43.3 7-14 50.0 22-25 88.0 55
February 8 8 247 24-55 43.6 7-19 36.8 30-43 69.8 85
March 6 5 148 11-40 27.5 3-18 16.7 7-10 70.0 32
April 2 2 58 7-18 38.9 3-10 30.0 3-6 50.0 20
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 33 30 25.8 3.7-10.3 35.9 1.5-4.8 31.1 4.3-5.7 76.0 13.2
Conference 14 13 28.7 3.8-9.2 41.3 1.3-3.8 34.2 5.2-6.8 76.5 14.0
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -

Home 13 11 25.6 3.5-10.1 34.5 1.4-5.3 27.3 5.4-7.2 75.0 13.8
Away 19 18 25.9 3.7-10.7 35.1 1.5-4.6 32.1 3.3-4.3 75.5 12.2
Neutral 1 1 28.0 5.7-7.1 80.0 2.9-4.3 66.7 10.0-11.4 87.5 24.3

Wins 19 19 26.8 4.4-9.3 47.5 1.7-4.1 42.3 5.3-7.1 75.6 15.8
Losses 14 11 24.5 2.7-11.9 22.5 1.2-5.9 19.6 2.8-3.6 77.4 9.3

November 7 7 25.3 4.5-10.6 42.6 2.3-5.4 41.7 4.5-5.9 76.9 15.8
December 4 4 25.0 1.6-12.0 13.3 0.8-7.2 11.1 4.0-4.4 90.9 8.0
January 6 4 20.5 4.2-9.8 43.3 2.3-4.6 50.0 7.2-8.1 88.0 17.9
February 8 8 30.9 3.9-8.9 43.6 1.1-3.1 36.8 4.9-7.0 69.8 13.8
March 6 5 24.7 3.0-10.8 27.5 0.8-4.9 16.7 1.9-2.7 70.0 8.6
April 2 2 29.0 4.8-12.4 38.9 2.1-6.9 30.0 2.1-4.1 50.0 13.8
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 33 30 25.8 1.3 4.1 5.4 1.9 0.0 1.0 1.3 0.7 0.9 0.1
Conference 14 13 28.7 1.6 4.9 6.5 2.1 0.0 1.4 1.9 0.8 1.1 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 13 11 25.6 1.6 4.2 5.8 1.6 0.0 1.2 1.3 0.9 0.9 0.0
Away 19 18 25.9 1.2 3.9 5.2 2.1 0.0 0.8 1.3 0.7 0.9 0.1
Neutral 1 1 28.0 0.0 6.0 6.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Wins 19 19 26.8 1.4 4.9 6.3 1.7 0.0 1.0 1.7 0.6 1.1 0.1
Losses 14 11 24.5 1.2 3.0 4.2 2.1 0.0 0.9 0.8 1.2 0.7 0.1

November 7 7 25.3 0.7 4.3 5.0 1.9 0.0 0.7 1.4 0.5 0.3 0.0
December 4 4 25.0 1.0 2.2 3.2 1.8 0.0 0.8 0.2 3.0 1.5 0.2
January 6 4 20.5 1.8 2.8 4.7 2.0 0.0 1.0 1.3 0.8 0.7 0.0
February 8 8 30.9 1.9 6.1 8.0 2.0 0.0 1.6 2.2 0.7 1.4 0.0
March 6 5 24.7 0.8 3.7 4.5 1.5 0.0 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.8 0.0
April 2 2 29.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 2.5 - 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.0 0.5
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 33 30 853 44 135 179 62 0 32 43 0.7 30 2
Conference 14 13 402 23 68 91 30 0 20 26 0.8 16 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 13 11 333 21 54 75 21 0 16 17 0.9 12 0
Away 19 18 492 23 75 98 40 0 16 24 0.7 18 2
Neutral 1 1 28 0 6 6 1 0 0 2 0.0 0 0

Wins 19 19 510 27 93 120 33 0 19 32 0.6 20 1
Losses 14 11 343 17 42 59 29 0 13 11 1.2 10 1

November 7 7 177 5 30 35 13 0 5 10 0.5 2 0
December 4 4 100 4 9 13 7 0 3 1 3.0 6 1
January 6 4 123 11 17 28 12 0 6 8 0.8 4 0
February 8 8 247 15 49 64 16 0 13 18 0.7 11 0
March 6 5 148 5 22 27 9 0 5 5 1.0 5 0
April 2 2 58 4 8 12 5 - 0 1 0.0 2 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 33 30 25.8 2.1 6.3 8.4 2.9 0.0 1.5 2.0 0.7 1.4 0.1
Conference 14 13 28.7 2.3 6.8 9.1 3.0 0.0 2.0 2.6 0.8 1.6 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 13 11 25.6 2.5 6.5 9.0 2.5 0.0 1.9 2.0 0.9 1.4 0.0
Away 19 18 25.9 1.9 6.1 8.0 3.3 0.0 1.3 2.0 0.7 1.5 0.2
Neutral 1 1 28.0 0.0 8.6 8.6 1.4 0.0 0.0 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.0

Wins 19 19 26.8 2.1 7.3 9.4 2.6 0.0 1.5 2.5 0.6 1.6 0.1
Losses 14 11 24.5 2.0 4.9 6.9 3.4 0.0 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.2 0.1

November 7 7 25.3 1.1 6.8 7.9 2.9 0.0 1.1 2.3 0.5 0.5 0.0
December 4 4 25.0 1.6 3.6 5.2 2.8 0.0 1.2 0.4 3.0 2.4 0.4
January 6 4 20.5 3.6 5.5 9.1 3.9 0.0 2.0 2.6 0.8 1.3 0.0
February 8 8 30.9 2.4 7.9 10.4 2.6 0.0 2.1 2.9 0.7 1.8 0.0
March 6 5 24.7 1.4 5.9 7.3 2.4 0.0 1.4 1.4 1.0 1.4 0.0
April 2 2 29.0 2.8 5.5 8.3 3.4 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 1.4 0.7

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