- 2016-17 Second-team Preseason All-Big East
- 2014-15 All-Big East Rookie Selection
- Three-time Big East Rookie of the Week
Under Tim Miles, the Huskers have enjoyed success with transfers, as players such as Terran Petteway and Andrew White III have earned all-conference honors in their first season at Nebraska. This season, Isaac Copeland looks to continue that trend, as the 6-foot-9 forward could be an impact newcomer in the Big Ten.
A five-star recruit coming out of high school, Copeland was a preseason All-Big East selection at Georgetown prior to the 2016-17 season before a back injury derailed his season. Copeland, who arrived in January and underwent back surgery, returned to practice in August and quickly showed the skills which made him one of the nation's most sought-after players at Brewster Academy. As a sophomore, Copeland averaged 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds for Georgetown, including a trio of 20-point performances. Copeland is very skilled with a shooting touch to 3-point range and a great passer for his size.
Copeland whose skillset meshes with the Huskers' offense, is reunited with former high school teammate Anton Gill, as the pair led Ravenscroft High School to a state championship in 2011-12.
2016-17 (Medical Redshirt)
Copeland joined the Husker roster at the start of the second semester, but did not practice with the team after back surgery in February of 2017.
Copeland spent two-plus seasons at Georgetown before leaving the program in December of 2017. In seven games, he averaged 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds per game, highlighted by a 13-point, 13-rebound effort against Maryland. He reached double figures in three straight games to open the season, but played just 49 minutes in his last four contests as he dealt with a back injury. He was a second-team preseason All-Big East selection prior to the 2016-17 season.
During his sophomore campaign, he started all 33 games for the Hoyas, averaging 11.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, ranking third on the team in scoring and second in both rebounds and assists. Copeland reached double figures 20 times, highlighted by a career-high 32-point, nine-rebound effort at Marquette, as he hit 13-of-20 shots from the field. He also had 23 points and eight rebounds against St. John's and a 21-point, six-rebound effort against Duke. He had three games with at least 20 points during his sophomore campaign.
He played in all 33 games as a freshman, making 11 starts, and earned a spot on the All-Big East Rookie Team. A three-time Big East Rookie of the Week, he averaged 6.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. He reached double figures 11 times, including a season-high 20-point, eight-carom effort at Seton Hall. He also had 14 points in the NCAA third-round loss to Utah.
Copeland, who was rated the No. 16 player in the class of 2014 by ESPN and a five-star recruit by Rivals, helped lead Brewster Academy to the NEPSAC Class AAA championship and to the National Prep Championship in 2013-14. As a senior, he averaged 15.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.3 steals, 2.3 assists and 2.2 blocks and was an All-NEPSAC First Team selection in 2014. He was the Gatorade New Hampshire Boys Basketball Player of the Year in 2013-14. He was a teammate of Husker guard Anton Gill at Ravenscroft High School, leading the school to the 2011-12 North Carolina 3A State Championship.
Isaac is the son of Sonya Williams Harris and Ike Copeland and was born on June 13, 1995, in Greenville, N.C. He has two brothers, Preston Copeland and Hunter Harris, and one sister, Pearce Copeland. Isaac is majoring in sociology at Nebraska. His father, Ike, played collegiately at East Carolina, helping the Pirates to the 1993 NCAA Tournament.
* Statistics from prior team/school
Points: 32 at Marquette (3/1/16)
Field Goals: 13 at Marquette (3/1/16)
FG Attempted: 20 at Marquette (3/1/16)
Free Throws: 7, three times, last vs. Maryland (11/15/16)
FT Attempted: 8, two times, last vs. Maryland (11/15/16)
3PT Field Goals: 4 vs. Utah (3/21/15)
3PT FG Attempted: 8 vs. Utah (3/21/15)
Rebounds: 13 vs. Maryland (11/15/16)
Assists: 7 vs. Creighton (1/26/16)
Steals: 3, three times, last vs. Maryland (11/15/16)
Blocks: 3, two times, last at Butler (3/3/15)
Minutes: 42 vs. Radford (11/14/15)