Bailee Cotton

University of Wyoming senior forward Bailee Cotton, left, drives against San Diego State forward Baylee Vanderdoes during a Mountain West tournament semifinal game March 12, 2019, at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Former University of Wyoming women’s basketball player Bailee Cotton has signed a contract this week to begin her professional playing career with BK LOKO Trutnov in the Czech Republic.

Cotton finished her career for the Cowgirls last season by being named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Additionally, she was named to the MW All-Defensive and All-Conference teams. She finished the season fourth in the MW in rebounding (8.6 rebounds per game), sixth in blocked shots (1.1 blocks per game) and took a team-leading 23 charges. Cotton recorded eight double-doubles during the season, and 13 in her career.

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