Husker junior James Palmer Jr, Isaac Copeland Jr, and Evan Taylor earn Big-Ten awards and nominations
The Big-Ten announced it’s All-Big Ten players today and the Husker Basketball team picked up a 1st-team, 2-team, and honorable mention today for James Palmer Jr and Isaac Copeland Jr from the Big-Ten.
James Palmer Jr
James Palmer Jr was named 1-team All-Big Ten by the coaches and 2nd-team by the Big Ten media. James Palmer finished Big Ten play averaging 18.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game, ranking third in scoring and 11th in assists. He reached double figures in 17 of 18 contests, highlighted by a 34-point effort at No. 13 Ohio State. It was one of six 20-point efforts in Big Ten play for the talented junior guard who emerged as the season went on.
JPJ is as good as it gets, and the @HuskerHoops star was rewarded for his awesomeness.
— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) February 26, 2018
Isaac Copeland Jr
Isaac Copeland Jr also received honorable-mention honors from both the coaches and media in his first season at Nebraska. He averaged 13.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game, ranking among the Big Ten leaders in 3-point percentage (.429, fifth), scoring (23rd), rebounding (17th) and blocks (14th).
Copeland closed Big Ten season with a flourish, reaching double figures in eight of the last nine contests, including a pair of 23-point efforts. He had two of his three double-doubles in conference action, including a 17-point, 12-rebound performance against Penn State to help NU win its 13th Big Ten game of the year.
Palmer and Copeland weren’t the only two receiving recognition for their work though. Departing senior Evan Taylor was Nebraska’s nominee for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. The student-athletes chosen for the Sportsmanship Award are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior.
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