One of John Thompson III's most heralded recruits, the struggles of Isaac Copeland on the court mirrored that of his team, and of his coach.

Ranked #16 nationally by ESPN.com in the high school class of 2014, Copeland was the one of three Top 100 recruits signed that season, with high hopes that Copeland would follow in the footsteps of Otto Porter as a scoring small forward for the Hoyas.

Copeland was a Big East all-Rookie selection as a freshman in 2015, starting in 11 games and averaging 6.8 ppg. A three pointer at the buzzer against Butler was a highlight that season along with six double figure scoring efforts in conference play. His numbers improved as a sophomore but without the scoring leadership many had predicted--Copeland was third in scoring with a 11.1 per game average with 20 double figure games, but led the team in scoring in only six games that season. A career high 32 points against Marquette near the end of the 2015-16 season seemed to be Copeland's revival as a scorer, but it did not last.

Back problems, which were not publicized until after his transfer, limited Copeland's production as a junior. He averaged 11.3 points in his first three starts of the 2016-17 season, then shot a combined 2 for 10 in three games of the 2016 Maui Invitational and did not play in the next five games before his transfer was announced.

Originally recruited by Georgetown assistant Kenya Hunter in 2013, Copeland followed Hunter to Nebraska for his final two years of eligibility.

 

Season

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

2014-15 33 11 661 83 184 45.1 21 54 38.9 38 47 80.9 30 127 3.8 46 23 19 8 225 6.8
2015-16 33 33 1057 130 303 42.9 34 125 27.2 71 90 78.9 47 179 5.4 68 66 20 25 365 11.1
2016-17 7 5 137 11 40 27.5 0 10 0.0 16 19 84.2 8 23 3.3 12 6 0 6 38 5.4
Totals 73 49 1855 224 527 42.5 55 189 29.1 125 156 80.1 85 329 4.5 126 95 39 39 628 8.6
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