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Georgetown transfer: Isaac Copeland

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seaofred92    1,053

https://nebraska.rivals.com/news/georgetown-transfer-copeland-to-visit-nu-decision-soon-to-follow

 

Arrives today for his OV. Didn't realize that he had this many connections here but feel very good about our chances after reading the above article

 

A big reason why NU was able to immediately join the mix was Copeland’s connection with assistant coach Kenya Hunter, who was Copeland’s lead recruiter at Georgetown when he was coming out of Brewster (N.H.) Academy.

“I was going to check them out regardless, but me and Coach Hunter have a great relationship,” Copeland said. “We always have since I was in high school, so as soon as he heard I was transferring he was the first to call.”

That’s not the only connection working in the Huskers’ favor. It turns out that Copeland is also childhood friends with NU junior guard Anton Gill.

“My friend Anton plays there,” Copeland said. “Before his injury he was having some success and was coming along. He just told me he liked (Nebraska), and once he heard I was transferring he obviously said we should become teammates again.

“We grew up together, so we know each really well and have a great relationship. (Playing together in college) has always been an idea.”

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Mavric    8,744

Sounds like it may be down to NU and NC State.

 

Right now, he'd have to sit next year and have a year-and-a-half to play. But he is applying for a hardship waiver for the 7 games he played this year. He is expecting to get that waiver to have two years of eligibility.

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GSG    5,377

Sounds like it may be down to NU and NC State.

 

Right now, he'd have to sit next year and have a year-and-a-half to play. But he is applying for a hardship waiver for the 7 games he played this year. He is expecting to get that waiver to have two years of eligibility.

 

So his choices are the 3rd or 4th best team in a basketball crazy state or the 2nd best team in a state that is dying to have a good basketball program and has awesome facilities and athlete support systems.

 

Seems like a no-brainer to me ;)

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seaofred92    1,053

Sounds like it may be down to NU and NC State.

 

Right now, he'd have to sit next year and have a year-and-a-half to play. But he is applying for a hardship waiver for the 7 games he played this year. He is expecting to get that waiver to have two years of eligibility.

 

NU vs the hometown team. We seem to be getting into quite a bit of these battles in our recruiting across football and basketball these days :P

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BigRedBuster    7,056

 

Sounds like it may be down to NU and NC State.

 

Right now, he'd have to sit next year and have a year-and-a-half to play. But he is applying for a hardship waiver for the 7 games he played this year. He is expecting to get that waiver to have two years of eligibility.

 

NU vs the hometown team. We seem to be getting into quite a bit of these battles in our recruiting across football and basketball these days :P

 

That's what you are going to get when you are sitting in a state that isn't a talent hotbed for either sport and you are trying to pull in good prospects from across the country.

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Atbone95    1,119

Now the highest rated player to ever play at Nebraska? He was the #24 recruit in the country.

 

He was a 5* recruit per Rivals in 2014.

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HANC    177

I am a lifetime Hoya follower and supporter. I try to watch as many games as possible. Yes, I am one of those Nebraska (alumni) basketball fans that also has that "outside" team that I follow. I was disappointed when Copeland decided to leave the Hoyas. This kid can play and I was high on him last season. Now I am pumped, because what I thought was a disappointment, turned out to be a blessing. Welcome to Nebraska Isaac. This is the kind of signee that can change the outlook of Nebraska basketball. I know that he can't play for a bit, but now you can convince guys to come play with him, and our sophomores will be seniors when he takes the court, so watch out Big 10, here comes the Big Red.

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Atbone95    1,119

If he gets his extra year of eligibility, you'd have in 2018-2019 (overall rankings after their names)...

 

G. Watson (#77)

A. Gill (#52) / J. Palmer (#102)

E. Morrow (#112)

I Copeland (#24)

Jordy (#150) / (another higher rated center?)

 

Plus Jacobsen in there, McVeigh is still around, Horne if he keeps developing as our outside shooter...

 

Recruiting keeps going well....

 

 

We'd never had a guy ranked higher than #150. EVER. Before 2015.

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Hedley Lamarr    2,045

If he gets his extra year of eligibility, you'd have in 2018-2019 (overall rankings after their names)...

 

G. Watson (#77)

A. Gill (#52) / J. Palmer (#102)

E. Morrow (#112)

I Copeland (#24)

Jordy (#150) / (another higher rated center?)

 

Plus Jacobsen in there, McVeigh is still around, Horne if he keeps developing as our outside shooter...

 

Recruiting keeps going well....

 

We'd never had a guy ranked higher than #150. EVER. Before 2015.

EVER being not since Rivals started creating a list of 150 players they like for basketball

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GBRFAN    357

 

If he gets his extra year of eligibility, you'd have in 2018-2019 (overall rankings after their names)...

 

G. Watson (#77)

A. Gill (#52) / J. Palmer (#102)

E. Morrow (#112)

I Copeland (#24)

Jordy (#150) / (another higher rated center?)

 

Plus Jacobsen in there, McVeigh is still around, Horne if he keeps developing as our outside shooter...

 

Recruiting keeps going well....

 

We'd never had a guy ranked higher than #150. EVER. Before 2015.

 

 

The tweet is a little misleading. However it does show that this is the best perceived talent we have had in many years and on par with the peak of Danny Nee era.

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Mavric    8,744

Apparently the first report of him signing was over-stated. He went back home and is talking it over. Nothing new today.

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Mavric    8,744

 

Announcing in the morning. Will be on whichever campus later this week.

Is it possible that he could still play next year?

 

Since he's transferring now he should be eligible second semester next year.

 

Of course he's trying to get a waiver to have two full years to play. So I don't know that he'd want to play the second half of next year then run out of eligibility at Christmas two years after that so I'm not sure how it will work.

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ColoradoHusk    2,937

 

 

Announcing in the morning. Will be on whichever campus later this week.

Is it possible that he could still play next year?

 

Since he's transferring now he should be eligible second semester next year.

 

Of course he's trying to get a waiver to have two full years to play. So I don't know that he'd want to play the second half of next year then run out of eligibility at Christmas two years after that so I'm not sure how it will work.

 

I imagine that if he seeks the waivers to get 2 full years, it would mean he's trying to gain eligibility for Fall Semester 2017. But, that's just a guess.

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Mavric    8,744

 

 

 

Announcing in the morning. Will be on whichever campus later this week.

Is it possible that he could still play next year?

 

Since he's transferring now he should be eligible second semester next year.

 

Of course he's trying to get a waiver to have two full years to play. So I don't know that he'd want to play the second half of next year then run out of eligibility at Christmas two years after that so I'm not sure how it will work.

 

I imagine that if he seeks the waivers to get 2 full years, it would mean he's trying to gain eligibility for Fall Semester 2017. But, that's just a guess.

 

I'm sure that would be ideal. But I don't know if you can get an appeal to reduce the time you have to sit out. I guess maybe if they grant him a redshirt for Fall 2016 they could count that as sitting out? :dunno

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Mavric    8,744

Copeland will arrive in Lincoln on Thursday and immediately start in classes at UNL. He’ll also undergo surgery on the herniated disc in his back he suffered easier this season with the Hoyas.

 

He expects to be out for about six weeks after surgery, which he’ll have in Nebraska, before he gets back to full health.

 

The Raleigh, N.C., has already been granted a medical redshirt, which means he will have at least a season and a half of eligibility remaining and will be cleared to start playing in January, 2018.

 

However, Copeland has applied for a medical hardship waiver for the games he played at Georgetown this season. Since he played in less than 10 games, he could be awarded this season as his redshirt year, meaning he would have two full seasons at his next school.

 

Not only did he play less than the cut-off point of 10 games, his case to the NCAA is that he played in some games while injured.

 

So, if he were to choose Nebraska and receive the waiver, he would be immediately eligible at the start of the 2017-18 season.

 

HOL

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This seems huge for our team. Hopefully this will take some pressure off Ed in the post. Love the way Ed plays and his athleticism, but only standing 6-7 can get a guy in foul trouble when he has to defend an athletic big like the Parden kid from NW. Mix them 2 together with a hopefully stronger/quicker Tshimanga, and Jaconsen who is a solid defender and rebounder... it's gonna be nice to have some depth at the big man positions for once.

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MattyIce    1,570

Great addition! Not very familiar with his situation, but would be surprised to see the NCAA approve another half year of eligibility for him. Seems like he transferred after playing in 7 games because he wasn't getting enough PT...

 

Starter for 2 years though including 11 PPG as a SO? I'll take it.

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BigRedBuster    7,056

Have to say I didn't know about the herniated disc. Glad to have the kid but, there have been lots of athletes that never have been able to reach their potential due to back issues.

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Mavric    8,744

Got to Lincoln yesterday. Working on enrollment.

 

Probably no word on his hardship waiver until after the season - maybe into summer.

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Mavric    8,744

Forgot until I just saw it now that it's not a done deal for Copeland to be able to play until the first semester is over.

 

If he doesn't get the waiver, it could be ..... interesting to start the year.

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ColoradoHusk    2,937

Forgot until I just saw it now that it's not a done deal for Copeland to be able to play until the first semester is over.

 

If he doesn't get the waiver, it could be ..... interesting to start the year.

Don't worry, Mav. Copeland will be able to play all 5 positions at once, and will be the answers to all the problems for Nebrasketball.

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Nebfanatic    617

 

 

Forgot until I just saw it now that it's not a done deal for Copeland to be able to play until the first semester is over.

 

If he doesn't get the waiver, it could be ..... interesting to start the year.

Don't worry, Mav. Copeland will be able to play all 5 positions at once, and will be the answers to all the problems for Nebrasketball.
you put Copeland on the Cleveland Caveliers and you put LeBron James on the Huskers and you see what happens. I guarantee Issac would have locked up the #1 seed in the east right now if he was a Cav

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ColoradoHusk    2,937

 

 

Forgot until I just saw it now that it's not a done deal for Copeland to be able to play until the first semester is over.

 

If he doesn't get the waiver, it could be ..... interesting to start the year.

Don't worry, Mav. Copeland will be able to play all 5 positions at once, and will be the answers to all the problems for Nebrasketball.
you put Copeland on the Cleveland Caveliers and you put LeBron James on the Huskers and you see what happens. I guarantee Issac would have locked up the #1 seed in the east right now if he was a Cav

 

:laughpound

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