A stud prospect in the class of 2020, top 30 power forward Isaiah Cottrell is one of the next high level prospects coming off of the assembly line at powerhouse Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas.
A 6-foot-9 forward with touch and athleticism, Cottrell played mostly junior varsity ball as a freshman. However, that didn't stop up from racking up offers from places like Arizona, Creighton, Illinois, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, St. John's, UNLV, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and others.
"It's a confidence boost to have all of those schools wanting me and talking to me and my mom," Cottrell told Rivals.com. "Also in the back of my mind I'm thinking I need to play more and show what I can do this year. It creates more pressure. Especially locally it creates a large target on my back and I like that."
Capable of shooting the three ball, Cottrell is the hybrid four man who plays inside and out that so many are looking for. He's still growing and gaining comfort with his size has been important.
"I'm comfortable with my size and going against good competition," said Cottrell. "I'm more athletic and I've just gotten more confident in the things that I am capable of doing.
"I'm a stretch four, no doubt. My strengths are shooting are my post up ability."
Flashes in practice and his play during the summer with Vegas Elite have allowed Cottrell to rack up the scholarship offers. Now, he's looking forward to showing what he can do on a big stage.
"I think it's a major year for me," said Cottrell. "I want to get out there and be more known as a player. I want to show people that I'm way better than I was last year and that I'm the player people think I could be."