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Isaac Copeland Joins James Palmer Jr in Returning to Nebraska Basketball

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The gang is coming back for a big 2018-19 season.

Sunday, Nebraska forward Isaac Copeland made it two-for-two in Huskers returning for their senior season.

Needless to say, this is big news for Tim Miles and the Nebraska basketball program.

Copeland and James Palmer Jr. tested the waters of the NBA this spring; it was a low risk move for both. By not signing with an agent, they could get evaluated by the NBA and get advice not only on where the pros see them, but also what parts of their game still need development. Both were advised that they would be late picks, at best, in the draft. Palmer made his decision to return Friday; Copeland followed on Sunday, telling the Journal-Star the decision wasn’t particularly difficult.

Copeland had other options than the pros; as a graduate this month, he could explore the graduate transfer route, but his statement today says he’s still “All N” for 2018-19.

With four returning starters from a team that finished fourth in the Big Ten last season, expectations should be high for Nebraska basketball this upcoming season. Is this the year the Huskers win a game in the NCAA tournament?

And could the Huskers be the first team from this state to make it to the second week of the tournament?