Cottrell Has Big First Game With Huntington Prep

The Huntington Prep basketball team is loaded with talent and they are going to be a real problem for their opponents this season.  Huntington Prep opened their season with a 80-57 win against New Faith Christian (Georgia).

The opener was also the debut of Isaiah Cottrell, who transferred from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada.  While at Bishop Gorman, Cottrell averaged 15.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.3 block shots per game.  He was a first team section on the All-USA Nevada basketball team according to USA.  He also led his team to its 8th consecutive state title this past season.

Cottrell, the 6’10 215 pound power forward, will be a Freshman next season with the West Virginia Mountaineers.  The four star recruit is the 66th ranked recruit nationally in the 2020 class and chose the Mountaineers over offers from Kansas, Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, Virginia and UNLV.

In his first game with Huntington Prep, Cottrell finished with 21 points (9-11 FG), 7 rebounds and 2 steals in the team’s win.  Duke commit Jaemyn Brakefield had 19 points (9-14 FG) and 5 rebounds,  Michigan State commit AJ Hoggard had 6 points and 6 assists, Iowa State commit Dudley Blackwell finished with 4 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists, Baylor commit Zach Loveday had 4 points and 9 rebounds, while WVU target Seny Ndiaye struggled with 0 points (0-4 FG) and 7 rebounds.