Got into 25 games as a true freshman and tallied 19 points and 12 rebounds in his debut campaign ... Saw 10 minutes off the bench in NIT second round at Miami with 2 points and 1 rebound to his credit ... Earned first career postseason stint vs. Murray State (3/15/11) in NIT first round, collecting a rebound in 7 minutes ... Saw limited time in MVC Tournament championship game against Indiana State (3/6/11) ... Played for first time in six games at Valparaiso (2/19/11) with 2 minutes in ESPN2 BracketBusters game ... Also played 1 minute against Wichita State (2/26/11) in ESPN 2 game ... Hit a key 17-foot jumper in win over Evansville (1/7/11) and knocked down a short jumper at Indiana St. (1/19/11) ... Logged 12 minutes in win at UNI (12/29/10) and 6 in victory at Creighton (1/4/11) ... Was in the scoring column for the second time in three games with a pull-up jumper vs. Arkansas State (12/22/10) ... Knocked down his third three-pointer in four games at Oklahoma State (12/11/10) and had another basket taken away on controversial offensive foul call ... Missed the Central Arkansas game with an injury ... Played 17 minutes in win over UALR (12/1/10) ... Had a rebound and an assist in Pacific game (11/23/10) ... Had break-out game in win over Pepperdine (11/22/10) with 8 points in 16 minutes including a pair of three-pointers ... Played 8 minutes at Tulsa (11/19/10) ... Also had a rebound vs. Arkansas State (11/16/10) in Preseason NIT opener in Knoxville ... Registered his first collegiate rebound in 5 minutes off the bench in season opener vs. Oral Roberts (11/12/10) ... Earned the start in exhibition win over his hometown Arkansas-Fort Smith club (11/6/10), collecting 8 points, 2 assists and a game-high 26 minutes ... Had 6 rebounds in exhibition opener against Upper Iowa (10/31/10).
A three-year starter for coach Johnny Mason at Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside, Copeland led the Grizzlies to a 20-10 finish his senior season ... Finished with a 3.4 GPA ... Northside advanced to the 2010 Class 7A quarterfinals for the second year in a row, helping him earn Class 7A all-state honors a second year ... He scored 475 points (15.8 ppg), with 61 rebounds and 32 assists on the season ... He also contributed 29 steals and 41 blocks while making a school-record 61 three-pointers ... Earned all-conference honors for a second season as well as All-VYPE Award ... Scout.com and Rivals.com rated him as a two-star recruit, while ESPN.com gave him a 78 on the Scouts Grade grading scale, noting "Corey has a lot of upside because he can score the ball in a number of different ways" ... As a junior, he averaged 15.2 points and earned Arkansas Class 7A all-state honors and a spot on the All State Tournament Team ... Earned all-tournament honors during six regular-season tournaments during his career and was a three-time all-conference pick ... Was part of a 22-8 conference championship squad in 2007-08 that included a 10-game conference win streak ... Averaged 7.7 points his sophomore season ... Finished No. 6 all-time at Northside in career scoring and No. 1 in three-pointers ... Played AAU ball for the Midwest Mission ... Signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Missouri State on Nov. 11, 2009.
Corey Lee Copeland was born 2/22/92 in Fort Smith, Ark. ... Son of Samuel and Patricia Copeland of Fort Smith ... Has a brother, Samuel, Jr. ... Undecided on major ... Biggest sports thrill was scoring 40 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists in one game in high school ... Participated in team service projects at The Kitchen, Champions Committed to Kids, Boys and Girls Club and Cox Pediatrics ... Plans to become an athletic trainer or play professional basketball after college.