Four-Star Forward Commits To WVU
West Virginia’s men’s basketball team still has a scholarship available for the class of 2019, but it’s already gained its first verbal commitment for the class of 2020.
Isaiah Cottrell, a 6-foot-9, 215-pound forward from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, announced via Twitter Thursday evening that he had committed to the Mountaineers.
— Isaiah Cottrell (@IsaiahCottrell) June 14, 2019
Cottrell, a four-star recruit according to most national services, had narrowed his list to include Kansas, Rutgers, Missouri, Washington, UNLV, Wake Forest, Texas Tech and LSU, and made his decision public while attending the NBA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Virginia. Cottrell had 13 points and three rebounds in his performance earlier that day in front of a large gathering of NBA player personnel representatives.
An athletic forward who is comfortable on the wing, Cottrell plays for one of the premier high school programs in the country. BGHS finished 28-5 this past season against a national schedule that includes powerhouses from across the U.S. It won its eighth straight Nevada Class AAAA state championship to cap off this season.
A first-team all-state selection in Nevada as a junior this year, Cottrell averaged 15.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per game.
Though he lives in Nevada, Cottrell has West Virginia ties through both his parents. In fact, his father, Brian Lewin, played at WVU in the late ‘90s.
For now Cottrell’s commitment to Bob Huggins’ club is non-binding. He will have to wait until Nov. 14 to sign a National Letter of Intent.
— Isaiah Cottrell (@IsaiahCottrell) December 26, 2018