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#15 Chris Copeland
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
City/State: Richmond, Va.
High School: Hermitage HS
Experience: 4 Letters

Career: Four-year letterwinner from 2002-2006 • Helped CU to a pair of NIT Appearances (2003-04, 2005-06) and a NCAA Tournament berth (2002-03) • Netted six games over 20 points • Career-best 25 points (10 field goals made) with four three-pointers in return trip to his home city of Richmond, Va., leading CU to a 75-69 road win against the Spiders (Jan. 4, 2005) • Three double-doubles, all during his junior year • As of July 2010, ranks No. 8 three-pointers attempted (324); No. 9 in three-pointers made (117); No. 9 in three-point percentage (.361); No. 10 in blocked shots (88, 0.8); No. 12 in games played (113); No. 32 in rebounding (425, 3.8); No. 33 in minutes played (1,916); and No. 34 on the all-time Colorado scoring list (848 pts., 7.5).

2005-06 (senior): Helped CU to a 20-10 overall record and a NIT berth • Played in all 30 games with 28 starts averaging 24.3 minutes a game • Averaged 12.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game • First in blocked shots (32); second on offensive glass (50) and defensive rebounding (102); overall boards (152) • Also finished his senior year, shooting 44.0 percent from the field (124-of-282) good enough for third overall on the team (minimum 150 shots); Second in free throw percentage (min. 90 attempts) making 68.8 percent of his shots; third in three-pointers made (50); fourth in assists (47); fifth in steals (23) • Averaged 11.6 points and 5.1 rebounds in Big 12 Conference play helping CU establish a 9-7 mark, including a 7-1 mark at home versus the Big 12 • Scored double-figures 19 times with three games over the 20-point plateau • Led the Buffaloes in blocked shots nine times; scoring five times; and rebounding three times • Season-best 22 points at home against Kansas (Jan. 11) • Season-high nine rebounds at home against Iowa State (Mar. 4); and four blocks at home against Kansas State (Jan. 28) • Was one of 10 seniors on the team and one of four seniors who played previous three seasons in a Buffs uniform. 

2004-05 (junior): Named to the Big 12 All-Improved team • Big 12 (all games) stats: Ranked seventh in blocked shots (1.24); 11th in 3-point field goals made (1.76); 17th in rebounding (5.6) • Big 12 Conference only games: eighth in blocked shots (1.33), 10th in defensive rebounding (4.4); 11th in rebounding (6.3); 14th in 3-pointers made (1.67) • Team-best six double-doubles (ninth overall in Big 12) • Second in scoring (11.7 ppg.) and in rebounding (5.6) • Second on team in 3-pointers made (51) • Also ranked second on CU in leading them in rebounding six times • Team leader with 36 blocked shots; defensive rebounding (113) and rebounds (161) • Career-best five assists in home finale against Iowa State (Mar. 5) • Recorded impressive double-double with 22 points and 11 boards vs. No. 2 Jayhawks (Jan. 15) • Team leader at the charity stripe: 57-of-70, .814 • Career-best 25 points, 10 field goals made with four three-pointers in return road win at Richmond (Jan. 4) • First collegiate start vs. Northwestern (Nov. 28)  produced first career double-double (15 points, 10 rebounds, points all scored in second half • Three games over 22 points scored (at Richmond, Jan. 4; Nebraska, Jan. 12; Kansas, Jan. 15).

2003-04 (sophomore): Scored a career-high 12-points at Iowa State (Mar. 3) with five rebounds and four-of-four from the free throw line • Played in 27 of the Buffs 28 games averaging 9.2 minutes per game • Played 16 minutes at Texas (Feb. 4) and grabbed career-best seven rebounds in that game • Grabbed another seven in home finale against Nebraska (Mar. 6) helping CU sweep the season series for the first time since 1972-73 • Seven games with four or more rebounds • Fourth on the team in blocked shots (13) including a pair against Savannah State (Jan. 8) • Averaged 2.9 points and 2.5 rebounds.

2002-03 (freshman): Proved to be a valuable contributor off the bench providing CU with clutch points: driving layup vs. Georgia, gave CU first lead of the game (12:54) • Made 3-pointer off the bench in the second half that keyed vital points in home upset win over Kansas (Jan. 22) • Season-best four field goals in home win over Oklahoma State (Mar. 5) • Nine points at Kansas (Feb. 19) • Season-best six rebounds at Missouri (Feb. 1) and grabbed four boards twice against Oklahoma State (Mar. 5) and NCAA Tournament game against Michigan State (Mar. 21) • Grabbed three or more rebounds in eight games •Season-best 17 points at Missouri (Feb. 1).

ACADEMICS: Earned his bachelor of arts degree in psychology in August 2009.

HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 15 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.7 blocks per game for the Panthers • Helped Hermitage to a 24-3 record and to the Colonial District Championship during junior and senior years • 2002 Most Valuable Player • Virginia High School Colonial District Co-Player of the ear, Virginia All-State honorable mention, all-region, all-district and all-metro first team selection •Set a school record 12 blocked shots during junior year • Tallied the game winning basket - a three-pointer to win regional playoff game by one point •Played on the Richmond Pro-Am Club Team coached by Ben Wallace of the Detroit Pistons • Visited the University of Richmond and Virginia Tech.

PERSONAL: Born Christopher Stephen Copeland on March 17, 1984 in Orange, New Jersey • Son of Terry Copeland • Selected Colorado because of the coaches, teammates, and the town • Enjoys reading and poetry in his spare time.

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