By Kyle Lovern
August 30, 2013
CHARLESTON — Noah Cottrill is on the move again.
The well-traveled point guard is enrolled at NAIA school Georgetown (Ky.) College and will join the men’s basketball program for the upcoming season.
Georgetown Coach Chris Briggs confirmed Cottrill’s addition Tuesday.
Cottrill played last season at West Virginia Wesleyan, where he averaged 12.9 points per game in 24 appearances (19 starts).
“Noah and the West Virginia Wesleyan basketball program reached a mutual decision that it was in both our best interests to move on in different directions,” second-year Wesleyan Coach Patrick Beilein said. “I wish him the best in both his academic and basketball careers.”
The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Cottrill, who played at Poca, Mountain State Academy and Logan and Poca high schools as a prep basketball star, signed with West Virginia University as part of the 2010 recruiting class. He was rated a four-star prospect and top 100 overall player nationally by Rivals.com that year.
He never played at WVU and began his eligibility clock at Wesleyan last season. He scored a season-high 31 points against Notre Dame on Dec. 15 and was named to the West Virginia Conference All-Freshman Team.
Georgetown is the defending national champion in NAIA.
The Tigers went 28-8 last season and their star player, Vic Moses, was the NAIA Player of the Year.
Georgetown had hoped to move up to NCAA Division II status this season and were set to join the Great Midwest Athletic Conference with other schools in Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. The Tigers, however, were rejected for Division II membership.
Cottrill transferred to Logan High School his senior year and led the Wildcats to the Class AAA state championship in 2010. He was also named as the state player of the year.