Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Weyman Cotton

Robert Weyman Cotton


Born:
December 29, 1920
Grimes, County, TX

Died:
March 10, 1999
Wichita Falls, TX


Career
1940-41 Texas Wesleyan (College)
1941-42 Texas Wesleyan (College)
1942-43 Texas Wesleyan (College)
1943-44 Aberdeen Proving Ground (military)
1944-45 Baltimore Bullets (ABL)
1946-47 L.A. Red Devils (Independent)
1946-47 Bellingham Fircrests (PCL)
1946-47 Chicago American Gears (NBL)

Born in Texas to Rush and Joyce Cotton. The 6'7 giant from Texas was a force with the successful Wesleyan teams. He served in the army during World War 2. After the war, he played with future baseball stars Jackie Robinson, Irv Noren and George Crowe for the integrated L.A. Devils. He briefly played for the Gears in the NBL.

He is commonly referred to "Weyman" in a lot of news articles, moreso than "Bob."

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/c/cottobo01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=cottobo01

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