Copeland follows Palmer's lead, withdraws from NBA Draft

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LINCOLN, Neb. — It's been a very nice Memorial Day weekend so far for Husker fans.

Following James Palmer Jr.'s announcement Friday that he'll withdraw from the NBA Draft to return to Nebraska for his senior season, Isaac Copeland followed suit.

Shortly after noon on Sunday, Copeland tweeted, "Excited to announce I’ll be returning to Nebraska for my senior season #GBR".

Last season, Copeland earned All-Big Ten honorable mention honors from the coaches and media, and was second on the team in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots.

Copeland also scored at least 10 points 23 times, and at least 20 points five times. In those 23 games, the Huskers went 17-6.

With both Palmer and Copeland now back, the Huskers look to build on last year's success that saw the team win 22 games, earning Nebraska's first postseason appearance in four seasons, although the team fell just short of the NCAA Tournament.