Former Logan High School basketball standout Noah Cottrill is off to a fast start with the West Virginia Wesleyan College men’s hoop team.
After six games, Cotrill, a 6-foot-4 guard, is second on the team as he is averaging 15 points per contest.
Cottrill is averaging 36.3 minutes per game and has started all six games for the Bobcats.
He’s shooting 33.8 percent from the floor, 30 percent from 3-point territory and 87.2 percent from the free throw line.
Cottrill led Logan to the 2010 Class AAA state championship and also played for Poca High School and Mountain State Academy. He was the 2010 West Virginia State Player of the Year.
He initially signed on to play for Bob Huggins at West Virginia but was dismissed from the team before the season started. Cottrill then went to Beckley’s Mountain State University but the NAIA basketball program folded.
Also on West Virginia Wesleyan’s roster is 6-9 freshman center Mason Pack, a Tug Valley High School graduate and Kermit native. Pack led the Panthers to last year’s Class AA state championship. Pack has played in three games for the Bobcats and is averaging two points per contest.
West Virginia Wesleyan opened the season with a 79-54 win on Nov. 9 over Shenandoah. The Bobcats (4-2) then lost 94-56 on Nov. 20 at West Liberty before winning 67-66 on Nov. 24 at home against California (Pa.). Wesleyan lost 74-39 on Nov. 29 at home to Alderson-Broaddus, then won 84-72 on Dec. 1 at Glenville State before taking an 86-72 victory at home over Concord College on Dec. 8.
Wesleyan’s roster is mostly made up of West Virginia players. However, there are a pair of foreign players in Soren Dossing, a 6-1 guard from Denmark, and Scott O’Donnel, a guard from Great Britain.