PHOENIX - The Phoenix Suns signed free-agent guard Bryce Cotton on Wednesday before their home game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

The 6-foot-1 Cotton, a former Tucson prep star who played at Providence, averaged 22.0 points in four games for Austin in the NBA Development League. He averaged 5.3 points in 15 games last season as rookie with the Utah Jazz, scoring 21 points in an April 13 game against Dallas.

He played at Palo Verde High School in Tucson.