Isaac Copeland considered turning pro after his junior season at Nebraska. The 6-foot, 9-inch forward had his college diploma and gave extensive thought to his basketball future.
Ultimately, Copeland decided to come back for his senior campaign. His final year of college has not gone as planned. The Huskers rank near the bottom of the Big Ten with a 16-15 record, and the senior forward suffered a season-ending injury on January 20th. Copeland had surgery following an ACL tear when attempting an after-the-whistle dunk against Ohio State.
Copeland has remained active with the team, encouraging his teammates at games and practices. He is also rehabbing with hopes of being fully healthy in the summer. Copeland says he has no regrets about returning to Nebraska.
"It could happen at any time,":Copeland said, "whether I was professional or in college. I'm not mad about it."