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November 19, 1998
Schea Cotton, the well-traveled former Mater Dei High standout, and his Long Beach teammates will play in the Irvine Valley College men's basketball tournament starting today. Cotton played two seasons at Mater Dei, then went to Bellflower St. John Bosco. He was at St. Thomas More, a prep school in Oakdale, Conn., last year. Long Beach, which plays at 4 p.m. against Riverside, is 3-0 and averaging 100 points a game. Cotton is averaging 28 with a high of 33.
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August 18, 2003 | Chris Snow, Special to The Times
Alone on a summer afternoon at her family's new home in Long Beach, Gaynell Cotton unpacked boxes in silence, deciding which shelves would be for glasses and which for plates, the same ones she used to feed the college coaches, agents, reporters, photographers, NCAA officials and friends who used to beat a path to her door. A few miles away, her youngest son, Schea, 25, was playing for the Clippers' summer league team at Long Beach State.
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January 30, 1996 | PAUL McLEOD
Most of Cotton's career has been a trail of confusing rumors, innuendo and excuses. That path, however, has also included some incredible, I-can't-believe- I'm-watching- a-high- school-player performances. He was the talk of the Parochial Athletic League when he was a muscular, 6-foot, 180-pound sixth-grader. After helping Mater Dei win consecutive Southern Section titles, including the state Division I championship as a sophomore in 1995, Cotton abruptly pulled up stakes.
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August 16, 2000 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Proposed Anaheim and Los Angeles franchises in ABA 2000, a planned revival of the American Basketball Assn., came up with their wish lists of players Tuesday in the league's draft of veterans and first-year players. Anaheim selected Alabama guard Schea Cotton, a former high school standout at Mater Dei and Bellflower St. John Bosco, as its No. 1 pick among rookies, and Los Angeles took Long Beach State center Mate Milisa, the Big West Conference player of the year.
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September 4, 1996 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Schea Cotton, a senior forward at Bellflower St. John Bosco High and one of the most coveted recruits in this season's college basketball class, committed Tuesday to Long Beach State, where his brother James is a standout guard. "I was looking at a lot of great schools and it was a real tough decision," Cotton said. "But I wanted to stay close to home and Long Beach just seemed like the best place, the right place, for me. Now I can keep eating my mama's cooking."
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July 31, 1994 | CHARLES SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
What is a manchild? In basketball terms, it is a young athlete whose physique and talents belie his age. To fans who have seen Schea Cotton play, it is Schea Cotton. UCLA recruit Toby Bailey, formerly of Loyola High School, offers the most appropriate summation of Cotton on the hardwood: "He is a kid in a man's body." Bailey's Cubs lost to Cotton's Mater Dei Monarchs in last year's Southern Section Division I-A semifinals.
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January 30, 1991 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The routine at St. Irenaeus Catholic School's day care center was disrupted when a celebrity of sorts walked into the classroom, sending some of the preschoolers into a frenzy. "Miss Kim, Miss Kim, Michael Jordan's here," one little girl said to the center's director, Kim Kroll. Well, not quite. As far as anyone knew, Jordan was still jamming in Chicago. But it's easy to see how a 4-year-old could mistake Chevalier (Schea) Cotton for the NBA superstar. Cotton, a muscular 6 feet and 180 pounds, looks as if he is chiseled in granite.
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April 8, 1999
Schea Cotton, a former Mater Dei High standout, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Alabama, coach Mark Gottfried said Wednesday. The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 25.8 points and 5.8 rebounds last season for Long Beach City College (33-3). Cotton has three seasons of eligibility remaining. He was rated one of the top 10 prep seniors in the country in 1997 out of Bellflower St. John Bosco High School.
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October 11, 1997
What a surprise. They don't have prep schools in the West, according to Jere Quinn, coach at St. Thomas More in Connecticut, in the Oct. 6 story about Schea Cotton and his troubles in qualifying for UCLA. Well, we have many fine prep schools in this part of the country, including Montclair Prep here in Van Nuys. But we serve a different role, both academically and athletically. You must register at our prep schools before your senior year of high school, unlike in the East, where a fifth year is permitted, usually to improve your grades.
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January 22, 1999 | Associated Press
Schea Cotton, the former high school star who failed to gain his NCAA eligibility the last two years, has been ruled eligible to play next season. Cotton, 20, signed a letter of intent with Long Beach State as a senior at St. John Bosco High in November 1996, but enrolled at UCLA in the summer of '97 before the NCAA ruled his SAT score invalid.
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July 20, 2000 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets are not coming to the Arrowhead Pond, but Schea Cotton and the Anaheim Roadrunners might be. The owner of the Roadrunners, Al Howell, said Wednesday he is close to signing a lease agreement for his team to play at the Pond. The minor league basketball team plans to play in ABA 2000, a proposed revival of the American Basketball Assn. that hopes to tip off in November.
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March 15, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sophomore Schea Cotton, Alabama's leading scorer, has withdrawn from classes and will not have his scholarship renewed, Coach Mark Gottfried said Tuesday. Cotton's plans were uncertain, Gottfried said in a statement. Cotton said last week he was concerned about his father, James, who has prostate cancer. He said then he was considering several options, including making himself available for the NBA draft. Cotton was unavailable for comment on Tuesday. Cotton, who turns 22 in May, averaged 15.
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February 6, 2000 | LON EUBANKS
Much-traveled sophomore Schea Cotton has found a home at Alabama. Cotton, who led Mater Dei to the 1995 state Division I high school basketball championship, is averaging 16.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in his first season with the Crimson Tide. Cotton finished his high school career at Bellflower St. John Bosco, but injuries sidelined him for most of his junior and senior seasons there.
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April 8, 1999
Schea Cotton, a former Mater Dei High standout, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Alabama, coach Mark Gottfried said Wednesday. The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 25.8 points and 5.8 rebounds last season for Long Beach City College (33-3). Cotton has three seasons of eligibility remaining. He was rated one of the top 10 prep seniors in the country in 1997 out of Bellflower St. John Bosco High School.
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January 22, 1999 | Associated Press
Schea Cotton, the former high school star who failed to gain his NCAA eligibility the last two years, has been ruled eligible to play next season. Cotton, 20, signed a letter of intent with Long Beach State as a senior at St. John Bosco High in November 1996, but enrolled at UCLA in the summer of '97 before the NCAA ruled his SAT score invalid.
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December 23, 1998 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The crossover dribble is still there, and so is his jumping ability. His dunks seem almost unstoppable and his sweet jump shot might have become even sweeter. But instead of showing his skills at UCLA or even getting ready for the NBA once the lockout ends, Schea Cotton is a 20-year-old freshman guard at Long Beach City College.
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September 27, 1997
I have a question for the NCAA regarding the Schea Cotton case. I don't have enough knowledge of the situation to judge, but NCAA officials say "it is not policy to discuss eligibility matters with parents." Excuse me? How dare they? The parents are the first people these matters should be discussed with! If this is indeed NCAA policy, then there is a drastic need to readdress that arrogant policy--immediately. JEANNE DOUGLAS, Los Angeles Isn't it just about time that the recruiters at our local big-time colleges stopped trying to fit round pegs into square holes?
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June 24, 1997 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Completing what has become a celebrated late-season signing period for UCLA, forward Schea Cotton, one of the nation's most renowned high school basketball players, learned Monday he has received a qualifying score on the Scholastic Assessment Test, making him eligible to play as a freshman next season. "I'm so excited to finally get this monkey off my back," said Cotton, who missed all of his senior season at Bellflower St. John Bosco because of injuries.
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November 19, 1998
Schea Cotton, the well-traveled former Mater Dei High standout, and his Long Beach teammates will play in the Irvine Valley College men's basketball tournament starting today. Cotton played two seasons at Mater Dei, then went to Bellflower St. John Bosco. He was at St. Thomas More, a prep school in Oakdale, Conn., last year. Long Beach, which plays at 4 p.m. against Riverside, is 3-0 and averaging 100 points a game. Cotton is averaging 28 with a high of 33.
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June 6, 1998 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Schea Cotton, one of the nation's top basketball recruits, has been denied NCAA eligibility to attend North Carolina State this fall, the university said Friday. Cotton appealed an earlier NCAA decision invalidating a Scholastic Assessment Test score that would have qualified him to play at the Atlantic Coast Conference school. Cotton, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Long Beach who sat out his senior season at Bellflower St.
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