"Nebraska has everything I need," Copeland told ESPN on Monday. "A great plan for my recovery after surgery and environment I feel like I can get better in. There's a lot of familiar faces there for me, and I think I will fit in well."
The 6-foot-9, 220-pound junior was highly regarded coming out of high school and was recruited to Georgetown by current Cornhuskers assistant coach Kenya Hunter. Copeland averaged 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game last season. However, he has battled a back injury this season and saw his role diminish with the Hoyas. Copeland played just seven games in 2016-17 and was averaging 5.4 points and 3.3 boards per contest.
Copeland said he has already applied for a medical redshirt and plans to have back surgery on a herniated disk soon. If he gets the redshirt from the NCAA, he could play at the start of the 2017-18 and would have two years of eligibility remaining. Without the waiver, he would be eligible for the Cornhuskers after the first semester.