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Isaac Copeland
No. 14 – Nebraska Cornhuskers
PositionPower Forward
LeagueBig Ten Conference
Personal information
Born (1995-06-13) June 13, 1995 (age 24)
Raleigh, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolBrewster Academy (Wolfeboro, New Hampshire)
CollegeGeorgetown (2014–2016)
Nebraska (2017–present)

Isaac Copeland (born June 13, 1995) is an American college basketball player for the Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball team.

High school career[edit | edit source]

Copeland played for legendary high school coach Gene Pingatore at St. Joseph High School in Westchester, IL. As a senior, he averaged 15.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 3.0 steals per game in leading the Chargers to a 29-6 record and the school's second state title..[1] In all, Copeland had nine games of at least 20 points as a senior. For his efforts, he earned first-team all-state honors from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and Champaign News-Gazette in 2015.[2] In addition, Copeland was a second-team choice by the Chicago Tribune (all classes) and Chicago Sun Times (Class 3A).[3] Copeland played summer ball for the Illinois Wolves, one of the top AAU teams in the region.[4]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

A consensus four-star prospect, Copeland was ranked among the top 100 players in the country by every recruiting service and was ranked as high as 66 nationally by Scout.com, which also ranked him as the seventh-best point guard in the class of 2015, and No. 73 on ESPN.com’s top-100 seniors.[5] He received offers from Creighton, DePaul, Iowa, Marquette, Maryland, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Copeland committed to Georgetown on March 10, 2013, two days after taking his first and only official visit to Nebraska.[6]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Isaac Copeland
PF
Raleigh, NC Brewster Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Mar 10, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: 94
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 38, 6 (PF)   Rivals: 23, 5 (PF)  ESPN: 16, 4 (PF)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2014 Georgetown Hoyas Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2017-01-23.
  • "Men's Basketball Recruiting". Scout.com. Retrieved 2017-01-23.
  • "ESPN - Georgetown Hoyas Basketball Recruiting 2014". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-01-23.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2017-01-23.
  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2017-01-23.

College career[edit | edit source]

Freshman year[edit | edit source]

Copeland played in all 33 games as a freshman, making 11 starts, and earned a spot on the All-Big East Rookie Team.[7] A three-time Big East Rookie of the Week, Copeland averaged 6.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. He reached double figures 11 times, including a season-high 20-point, eight-rebound effort at Seton Hall. [8]

Sophomore year[edit | edit source]

Copeland started all 33 games for the Hoyas, averaging 11.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per games. He reached double figures 20 times, highlighted by a career-high 32-point, nine-rebound effort at Marquette.[9]

Junior year[edit | edit source]

Following a successful sophomore campaign, Copeland was expected to be a major contributor in 2016-17. Copeland suffered a herniated disc in his back prior to the 2016-17 season, and played in only seven games for the Hoyas before shutting it down and announcing his intention to transfer after the fall semester. [10] On January 2, 2017, Copeland announced he would be transferring to Nebraska. [11]

Copeland applied for a medical hardship waiver for the games he played at Georgetown during the 2017-17 season. Since he played in less than 10 games, he was eligible to be awarded the 2016-17 season as his redshirt year, meaning he would have two full seasons at his next school. On September 12, 2017, the NCAA granted his waiver, allowing him two full seasons of eligibility at Nebraska.[12]

College statistics[edit | edit source]

Current through November 14, 2018

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Georgetown 33 11 20.0 .451 .389 .809 3.8 0.7 0.2 0.6 6.8
2015–16 Georgetown 33 33 32.0 .429 .272 .789 5.4 2.0 0.8 0.6 11.1
2016–17 Georgetown 7 5 19.6 .275 .000 .842 3.3 0.9 0.9 0.0 5.4
2017–18 Nebraska 33 33 30.7 .472 .369 .696 6.1 1.2 0.8 1.0 12.8
2019–19 Nebraska 3 3 28.3 .577 .273 1.000 5.7 1.0 1.3 1.7 13.0
Career 109 85 27.0 .447 .318 .770 5.0 1.2 0.6 0.7 10.0

Personal[edit | edit source]

Isaac is the son of Sonya Williams Harris and Ike Copeland. Ike played collegiately at East Carolina and helped the Pirates reach the 1993 NCAA Tournament.[13] [14]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wilcox, George (March 21, 2015). "Three senior guards lead St. Joseph to boys basketball state title". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  2. "N-G All-State Boys' Basketball: First team, second team, special mention, honorable mention". The News Gazette. April 4, 2015. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
  3. Wilcox, George (March 21, 2015). "St. Joseph's Glynn Watson makes All-Area Boys Basketball First Team". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 9, 2016.
  4. "Glynn Watson '15 (Illinois Wolves MIX)". Courtside Films. April 22, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
  5. "Glynn Watson Jr. Player Profile". Huskers.com. 2015. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
  6. "Huskers land commit from 2015 PG Watson". August 31, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  7. "Smith-Rivera Named All-BIG EAST First Team; Copeland, Peak Named All-Rookie". guhoyas.org. March 8, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  8. "Copeland, Smith-Rivera help Georgetown beat Seton Hall 86-67". ESPN. February 10, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  9. "Last-second free throws lead Marquette past Georgetown". Fox Sports. March 2, 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  10. "Georgetown basketball's Isaac Copeland to transfer". Washington Post. December 12, 2016. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  11. "Ex-Georgetown player Isaac Copeland transfers to Nebraska". USA Today. January 2, 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  12. "NU basketball's Isaac Copeland ruled immediately eligible by NCAA". Lincoln Journal Star. September 12, 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  13. "East Carolina Pirates NCAA Bid". AP. March 9, 1993. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  14. "Isaac Copeland Player Profile". Huskers.com. January 8, 2017. Retrieved January 23, 2017.

External links[edit | edit source]


Category:1995 births Category:Living people Category:Basketball players from North Carolina Category:Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball players


References[edit | edit source]


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