UVa men’s basketball’s Elite Camp took place last Saturday and Sunday. The big news obviously was the commitment of Cape Henry Collegiate (Virginia Beach, VA) point guard Devon Hall , but that wasn’t the only news from the event. Before the weekend was over, the Cavaliers had also extended a new offer in the class of 2014. In this “Notes” feature, find out who landed the offer, read an update on UVa class of 2014 commitment B.J. Stith , and check out my thoughts on other promising looking prospects from the Virginia Elite Camp.
Copeland Impresses, Earns Offer
6’9″ wing forward Isaac Copeland caught the attention of the UVa staff last weekend, so much so that head coach Tony Bennett decided to offer a full scholarship.
“I was really happy inside,” said Copeland, a class of 2014 recruit, when asked for his thoughts on the offer from Virginia. “I was really happy, but I was trying not to show it. It really is a big deal to me. Virginia’s a big school. It’s in the ACC. I’m excited.”
Copeland was informed of the decision by Coach Bennett himself.
“I went and talked to Coach Bennett after the camp (on Sunday),” Copeland recalled. “He said he liked my natural feel for the game. He also told me what he thought I needed to work on. He said to get stronger and be more active. He said to be active all the time.”
A junior last year at Ravenscroft (Raleigh, N.C.), Copeland has reclassified to the class of 2014. He will attend the Miller School (Charlottesville, VA) this coming season along with former Ravenscroft forward Marcus Bryan, who is also reclassifying from the class of 2013 to the class of 2014.
A guard for most of his basketball career, Copeland has undergone a major growth spurt over the past year or so. In fact, the growth spurt is thought to have contributed to a leg injury he suffered last season at Ravenscroft. The injury sidelined him for much of the...
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