Isaiah Cottrell could be the future of West Virginia basketball. The high school senior and West Virginia commit is a once-in-a-lifetime talent that could be exactly what Bob Huggins needs to bring a National Championship home to West Virginia. Cottrell, the 6’10 210 pound power forward originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, is that good.
Cottrell, who averaged 15.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.3 blocked shots per game, was a first team selection on the All-USA Nevada basketball team according to USA Today. He also led his team to its 8th consecutive state title this past season. Cottrell is everything Mountaineer fans want in a player: he’s unselfish, he’s insanely gifted athletically, he rebounds, has a very high motor and most importantly he’s a winner.
Cottrell recently decided to transfer from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas to Huntington Prep in Huntington, West Virginia.
Please help us welcome a 6’10 Forward out of Las Vegas, Nevada and West Virginia Commit, Isaiah Cottrell to the Hprep Family! @IsaiahCottrell @WVUhoops #hprep #huntington #prep #basketball #westvirginia #mountaineers #WVU pic.twitter.com/YFrVXQlvJd
— Huntington Prep (@HuntingtonPrep) August 13, 2019
Huntington Prep is one of the very best basketball programs in the entire country and has several WVU targets on the team. One that stands out is 5 star Jaemyn Brakefield, the 6’8 consensus top player in the state in the 2020 class. When Isaiah Cottrell posted on Twitter that he’s taking an official visit to Morgantown this week, a fan replied, “Bring Brakefield with you.” Cottrell’s response gives Mountaineer fans reason for hope!
— Isaiah Cottrell (@IsaiahCottrell) September 13, 2019
The combination of Isaiah Cottrell, Jaemyn Brakefield, in addition to all of the talent on the current roster, would be the most talented team that Bob Huggins has ever had at West Virginia and perhaps in his entire career.