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Recruitment Taking Shape For Matt Cotton
by Brian Flinn, Future150 (12:52 PM CT, Mon February 27, 2017)
Cotton has turned into an elite scorer in the Northeast
Cotton has turned into an elite scorer in the Northeast
Brian Flinn
Brian Flinn:

Future150 National Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

Union, NJ (Future150) -- St. Benedict's Prep has long been a place to find talented guards and this year is no exception. 2018 guard Matthue Cotton has taken his game to another level since arriving at the storied program and his recruitment has hit the high-major level because of it.

At 6-foot-4, 180 pounds, Cotton certainly has a high-major frame and has become one of the more complete scorers in the Northeast. He can put the ball on the floor and finish at the rim, as well as knock down shots from beyond the arc. What really sets him apart though, is his ability to pull up and hit mid-range jumpers; a skill that is becoming exceedingly rare. 

That's why it's easy to see why Kansas State and Stanford have been the latest programs to reach out, while Seton Hall, Oklahoma State, Rutgers, Creighton, Miami, St. Bonaventure and Virginia Tech have all offered already.

Seton Hall and Oklahoma State are currently on him the hardest and are playing to the fact that Cotton could step in and be an impact recruit for them from day one. 

"That's something that really interests me, as far as being able to step in and get minutes right away, but it's also going to depend on how I fit into the program," said Cotton. 

Playing with Team Final on the EYBL circuit, Cotton could be one of the big winners of the Spring live periods. He has already proven to be one of the more natural scorers in the Northeast, and will have every opportunity to prove he's one of the top scorers in the country as well. 


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