Like Mudiay, instead of playing in college, Ferguson played in Australia for the Adelaide 36ers. Now, he’s prepping for the draft. “I talked to (Mudiay) before I even went to Australia,” Ferguson said. “He was like, ‘You’re in a better position than I was.’ I saw his success, how successful he was, and said ‘Why don’t I take this route?’ He did it. I was up for doing it also.”
Bryce Cotton arrived to revive the Perth Wildcats season and not only did he do that, he delivered another championship with 45 points in the 95-86 Swisse NBL Grand Final Game 3 win over the Illawarra Hawks on Sunday. The Wildcats returned to Perth Arena trying to sweep the best-of-five series over the Hawks with 13,611 fans cheering them on, and appeared set to cruise to that task after scoring the opening 12 points.
Having already impressed in stints in the NBA with the Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies, you couldn’t blame Cotton for thinking he had to take the chance because who knows if one would come again. However, Cotton was enjoying himself in Perth and didn’t want to let the club down so he turned down the NBA chance, recommitted himself to the Wildcats and now is a big reason why they are one game from the NBL championship. If the Wildcats can beat the Illawarra Hawks on Sunday at Perth Arena, the title will be theirs and Cotton will feel more than justified in the call he made. “Any time you make a decision you don’t look back or wonder what if, but I weighed my options and I think I did what’s best for me,” Cotton told NBL Media.
Perth Wildcats star Bryce Cotton has committed to remaining with the club for the rest of the season after a rejecting a 10-day contract from the Atlanta Hawks. Cotton was given the chance to spend a short time in the NBA but with the NBL season reaching the business end, will remain in Perth.