WBB: HBU adds forward from Australia

Courtesy: HBUHuskies.com

The HBU women’s basketball team has signed Amy Cotton, 6 ft. Forward from Glenelg North, South Australia, to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Donna Finnie announced Wednesday.

“We are super excited that Amy chose to be a Husky. I was blown away by her versatility as a player and her ability to score inside and out. She is someone that will translate really well into our motion offense and can make an immediate impact both ends of the floor,” Finnie said.

Cotton was a three-year starter for Immanuel College in Adelaide, South Australia where she graduated in November of 2020. She also played club basketball for the Forestville Eagles under head coach Simon Pritchard.

“I chose HBU because Coach Donna Finnie and her staff were very welcoming with a great basketball program and can see myself fitting into it,” Cotton said. “Academics is very important to me and the academic focus the coaches have for the team was another reason I chose to be a part of HBU.”

Finnie added, “I love seeing players who would run through that proverbial brick wall for their team and Amy is that player. She will bring an intensity and toughness that we need, every day in practice and I expect she will push for minutes early on as a freshman. Amy is a tremendous student, and we are excited to have her join us here on campus in the fall.”

Cotton will be another player joining the roster far from home but will feel more at home joining fellow Australian’s sophomore Abbey Sutherland, freshman Annabel Deerbon and incoming freshman signee Felicity Hilford. She will be the seventh international player on the Huskies’ roster.

She will be joining the Huskies in the 2021-2022 season and has not decided yet on her major.