Bakari Copeland
Bakari  Copeland


Decatur, Ga.

High School:
Arabia Mountain

Last College:
Kilgore C.C.

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 235



Bakari Copeland earns Second-Team BOXTOROW All-American honors

Forward was catalyst for The Shore


Hawks MEAC run comes to an end in semis

North Carolina Central, stops the Hawks for a third time, 79-49


Hawks advance to MEAC semis with win against Hampton

The Shore won a second game at the tourney for the first time since the 1973-74 season


Hawks looking to upset No. 1 N.C. Central in third meeting

The Shore has advances to the MEAC Tourney semifinals for the first time since 1994


Hawks face Hampton in second round of MEAC Tourney

The Shore dropped the only regular season meeting between the two squads


MEAC First Round Postgame Interviews, 3/6/17

Ryan Andino, Bakari Copeland, and head coach Bobby Collins talk with the press about the Hawks' 75-65 win over North Carolina A&T in the MEAC Tournament opening round on March 6, 2017.


MEAC Quarterfinals Postgame Interviews, 3/9/17

Bakari Copeland, Tyler Jones, and head coach Bobby Collins chat with the press about the Hawks' 68-66 win over Hampton in the MEAC Tournament quarterfinals on March 9, 2017.


MEAC Semifinals Postgame Interviews, 3/10/17

Bakari Copeland, Tyler Jones, and head coach Bobby Collins chat with the press after the Hawks' 79-49 loss to North Carolina Central in the MEAC Tournament semifinals on March 10, 2017.


Men's Basketball vs. Hampton, MEAC Quarterfinals, 3/9/17

Logan McIntosh's layup with 11.6 seconds left lifted the No. 5 Hawks to a 68-66 win over the No. 4 Pirates. Eastern Shore moves on to its first MEAC semifinal in 23 years against top-seeded North Carolina Central on Friday night at 6:00.


Men's Basketball vs. Morgan State, 3/2/17

In their final Hytche Center game of the season, the Hawks stage a last-minute comeback to upend the Bears 67-66.


Hawks win streak snapped by Tigers

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore battled back from as many as 13 points down, took its first lead of the second half with just over 9 minutes to go and held the lead (75-74) as late as the 5:15 mark of the second half on Monday against Savannah State. But it was the Tigers (10-12, 7-2 MEAC) who came out on top 87-82.


Loss to Howard spoils MEAC home opener

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore fell behind early in its Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference home opener against Howard, holding the lead just once in the first half, 6-4, and trailed by 11 at the break. The Shore fought back in the second half, but fell 74-66.


Hawks top Bulldogs for third straight win

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore got an all-around standout performance from Senior Bakari Copeland (Decatur, Georgia) and what head coach Bobby Collins called "a total game" from his squad on Saturday in a 92-69 win against visiting South Carolina State.


Men's Hoops Bethune-Cookman Road Win

The Hawks used a late comeback to take down the host Wildcats.


Hawks gain first win against Central Penn

The Shore topped Central Penn in the team's final home game of December.

2015-16: Started 30 of the team's 32 games averaging 10.5 points, 4.6 rebounds... Led the team in scoring four times and rebounding five times during the season... Finished third on the team in scoring and tied for second in rebounding (with Devin Martin)... Scored a career-high 23 points at Pittsburgh on Jan. 2 and matched it in the regular season finale at Morgan State on March 3... Pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds at home against Centrall Penn on Dec. 22. ... Finished fourth on the team in assists with 45 and third in minutes per game with 25.4... Scored in double digits 16 of the last 21 games of the season... 

2014-15 (Kilgore College):
Selected to the 2015 NJCAA Region XIV All-Conference First Team… Earned 2015 NJCAA Region XIV All-Region First Team.

High School/Club: Played varsity basketball for two seasons at Arabia Mountain H.S. (AMHS)… Two-time AMHS Most Valuable Player (MVP)… Selected to the All-Region First Team… Won the 2013 DeKalb County and Atlanta Journal-Constitution Slam Dunk Contest… In his season year (2013), he was the top scorer in DeKalb County posting 23.3 PPG… Member of the Kingdom Elite AAU team in Lithonia, Ga. … Involved in the Rainbow Park Baptist Church Recreation Ministry.

Personal: Born Feb. 26, 1995 in Decatur, Ga. … Son of Clyde and Kenya Copeland… Has one sister, Kai’ne… Pre-game routine/superstition is praying… Plans to pursue a professional basketball career… Best advice received/favorite saying is, “Delay is not denial!”… Hobby outside of sports is movies… Favorite Book/Author is The Holy Bible… Favorite Movie is Taken… Personal best sports moment is earning NJCAA Region XIV All-Conference and All-Region First Teams at Kilgore College… Most influential people are his parents because of their endless support … Personal athletic goal is helping the team win a MEAC Championship … Personal athletic goal before graduating is winning MEAC Player of the Year.

Total 3-Point Free Throws Rebounds Scoring
Season GP-GS Min/Avg fg-fga pct fg-fga pct ft-fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast to blk stl pts avg
2015-16 32-30 814/25.4 101-234 .432 18-66 .273 115-153 .752 21 125 146 4.6 88 3 45 63 5 8 335 10.5
TOTAL 32-30 814/25.4 101-234 .432 18-66 .273 115-153 .752 21 125 146 4.6 88 3 45 63 5 8 335 10.5

Bakari Copeland takes the ball to the basket at Howard.

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