Just moments ago, top class of 2020 big man Isaiah Cottrell (Bishop Gorman/Las Vegas, NV) took to Instagram to announce his commitment to West Virginia. Cottrell’s father, Brian Lewin, played at West Virginia from 1997-98 and averaged 5.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game under Gale Catlett.
At 6’9” 215 lbs and growing, Cottrell’s length and athleticism really pop. He runs the floor extremely well and has tremendous touch around the rim and has the ability to extend out and hit a few from mid range.
It appears to be a perfect fit for both he, and Bob Huggins when you watch the tape. Cottrell takes pride in rebounding and protecting the rim, which should get him on the floor early in his career in Morgantown.
Cottrell chose the Mountaineers over Kansas, Missouri, Rutgers, UNLV, Texas Tech, Washington, LSU and Wake Forest.
With his decision today, he becomes the first piece of the 2020 recruiting class.