The Rangeview High School boy’s basketball program recently volunteered their services by hosting the First Annual Curtis Cotton Jr. Memorial Tournament.
Cotton Jr. was killed in a car accident on May 7, 2010 at age 23. Cotton Jr. was an explosive 6'3 guard and still ranks fourth on Rangeview’s all-time scoring list with 1,036 points scored between 2000-04. He averaged 25.2 points per game for the Raiders in his senior season, in which he made the starting five of the Aurora Sentinel’s All-City Boys Basketball Team and played in The Show All-Star Game at Pepsi Center as part of the top 20 players in the state.
The event provided an opportunity for kids in the community to come together, develop bonds and exhibit sportsmanship. This is an event coach Shawn Palmer and the Rangeview basketball program hope to continue in future years to honor Cotton Jr. and continue to promote a fun and competitive event for Aurora's youth. The Cotton Family, have provided a charitable donation to the Rangeview Basketball program in memory of their Son, Curtis Jr.