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Copeland To Play In Reese’s College All-Star Game At Final Four

Alex Copeland (Nina Lindberg photo)
Alex Copeland (Nina Lindberg photo)

Part Of East Squad For Friday's Event

NEW HAVEN, Conn – Another Bulldog is headed to the Final Four to represent Yale Basketball. Alex Copeland, a first team All-Ivy selection this winter, has been selected to play in the 2019 Reese's College All-Star game, which will be held on Reese's Final Four Friday, Apr. 5, at the US Bank Stadium at 3:30 p.m. CDT in Minneapolis.

Copeland joins his teammate Blake Reynolds in Minneapolis. Reynolds is part of the four-man Ivy League team participating in the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship.

Copeland is coming off an outstanding senior season that saw him finish second in the Ivy League in free throw percentage (.837, 77-of-92), tied for fourth in assists (3.4 per game), sixth in scoring (14.1 ppg.), ninth in steals (1.2 per game) and ninth in field goal percentage (.514).

His .514 field goal percentage was the second highest among guards in the Ivy League.

Copeland, who finished his career 20th all-time at Yale with 1,153 career points, was named the Most Outstanding Performer at the Ivy League Tournament after scoring 16 points in the semifinal win over Princeton and 25 points in the championship game victory over Harvard. Against LSU in the NCAA Tournament, he scored a team-high 24 points.

His .824 career free throw percentage is the third highest in school history, and he holds the school record with 40 consecutive made free throws, a streak that began late last season and ended earlier this year.

The annual Reese's College All-Star game features 20 of the most outstanding senior players in NCAA Division I. The game will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network. Live stats will be available at http://nabc.statbroadcast.com.

Copeland's East squad will be coached by former NBA standout Nate Robinson.

Others scheduled to join Copeland on the East team include Cornell's Matt Morgan, Georgetown's Jessie Govan, Wofford's Cameron Jackson and Nebraska's James Palmer.

The West squad will be coached by Jason Terry and includes Houston's Corey Davis and Galen Robinson, Quinnipiac's Cameron Young and Stanford's Josh Sharma.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennett@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity