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Rothstein | Isaac Copeland eligible for season

27 February 2016: Georgetown Hoyas forward Isaac Copeland (11) reacts after making a basket to tie the game in regulation against the Butler Bulldogs at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC where the Butler Bulldogs defeated the Georgetown Hoyas, 90-87 in overtime. (Photograph by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire)
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Nebraska Cornhuskers forward Isaac Copeland will be eligible for the entire 2017-18 campaign after receiving a waiver from the NCAA, a source close to the situation has informed FanRag Sports. Copeland transferred to Nebraska from Georgetown back in January.

However, he left the Hoyas back in December.

The Raleigh, North Carolina native spent the first two years and change of his collegiate career with Georgetown, but his playing time diminished this past season. During his first year with the heralded program, Copeland played in 33 games and made 11 starts, averaging 6.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in 20 minutes per contest. He shot 45.1 percent from the floor, made 38.9 percent of his three-point attempts and connected on 80.9 percent of his free throws.

The following season, Copeland’s role increased, with the 6-9, 200-pounder taking the floor 33 times and starting every contest, registering 11.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and two assists in 31.8 minutes per game while making 42.9 percent of his field-goal tries, 27.2 percent of his long-distance attempts and 77.2 percent of his foul shots. However, last season, Copeland’s minutes were cut, as he averaged just 19.6 minutes over his first seven games and tallied 5.4 points and 3.3 boards per game while shooting a paltry 27.5 percent from the floor.

Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.



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