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WVU F Isaiah Cottrell Cleared For Basketball Activities



On Tuesday morning, it was reported by CBS Sports Insider Jon Rothstein that West Virginia forward Isaiah Cottrell has been cleared to participate in all basketball activities.

Cottrell was recovering from an Achilles injury that the 6-foot-10 forward suffered back in Dec. 2020 in non-conference play.

Cottrell is listed as a redshirt freshman for the upcoming 2021-22 basketball season. As a true freshmen, Cottrell played 10 games and averaged 1.6 points and 1.4 rebounds. The former Huntington Prep player received the most action against Gonzaga, playing 11 minutes and scoring six points.

Cottrell will be competing for a spot in the starting lineup this year against incoming transfers Pauly Paulicap (DePaul) and Dimon Carrigan (Florida International).

Paulicap averaged 7.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 19 games in the 2020-21 season. Carrigan averaged 6.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.5 blocks.

Cottrell, Paulicap and Carrigan will compete against each other to fill the loss of Derek Culver—who put his name in the NBA draft in April.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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