Isaac Copeland is a 6’9 junior forward who announced earlier in December that he intended to transfer from Georgetown. Copeland, a former top-50 prospect, is a Raleigh native who played at Ravenscroft before finishing his prep career at powerhouse Brewster Academy.
Mark Gottfried recruited Copeland out of high school and now has a chance to land him as a transfer. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, NC State is one of nine schools that Copeland is considering. It is an impressive list of schools.
Georgetown transfer Isaac Copeland has cut his list to Arizona, ASU, Cincy, Illinois, KU, NC State, Nebraska, Texas, & UConn, per a source.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) December 26, 2016
As a junior, Copeland saw his minutes evaporate amid both injury and poor play. He’d been a significant part of Georgetown’s rotation as a freshman and sophomore. He’s a career 50% shooter inside the arc, and 29.1% shooter beyond it. For whatever reasons, he was never able to reach his full potential at Georgetown.
Per a report from Rothstein last week, Copeland is applying for a medical redshirt for the 2016-17 season, which would preserve a year of eligibility. So the junior could still play two seasons at his next destination, not just one, if the NCAA grants him that redshirt. He is expected to have surgery on his back that will sideline him for several months, according to Rothstein.