LINCOLN, Neb. — Monday was another good day for Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles.
His team remained tied atop of the Big Ten standings despite a loss at home to Northwestern — and he landed a former 5-star recruit (according to Rivals) in Georgetown transfer Isaac Copeland.
Huskers Online reporter Robin Washut was the first to report that Copeland, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward, will transfer from the East Coast to Nebraska. This week, Copeland will move to Lincoln and have surgery on a herniated disk in his back.
Copeland was the No. 24 player in the 2014 class, the No. 2 player out of Virginia and a 4-star recruit, according to the 247sports composite. He earned Big East All-Freshman Team honors in the 2014-15 season, averaging 6.8 points and 3.8 rebounds a game. As a sophomore, he averaged 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds, but injuries slowed him down this season. His numbers dropped to 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds a game for the Hoyas.
Copeland will have a year and a half of eligibility remaining, beginning in January 2018.
This is yet another successful courting of a transfer. Miles previously recruited former star Terran Petteway from Texas Tech, Walter Pitchford from Florida and Moses Abraham, who was from Georgetown as well.
The staff seems excited about its new player:
— Nebraska Basketball (@HuskerHoops) January 9, 2017