Bakari Copeland earns Second-Team BOXTOROW All-American honors
April 4, 2017


University of Maryland Eastern Shore senior forward Bakari Copeland (Decatur, Georgia) has been named a BOXTOROW Second-Team All-American.

Copeland was the top returning scorer for the Hawks form last year’s squad, but didn’t rest on his previous accomplishments. He prepared diligently throughout the offseason and was even more dedicated once arriving on campus for his senior campaign.

He returned to the court for The Shore this year with an expanded range and an expanded game that served him well.

The 6-foot-6, 230-pound forward led the Hawks in scoring (17.4 points per game), rebounding (6.1) and was model of consistency reaching double digits in in scoring 31 of 34 games this season. He had five double doubles this season and eclipsed 20 points 11 times.

North Carolina Central redshirt-senior Patrick Cole was named the 2017 BOXTOROW Player of the Year.

Former Hawk Dominique Elliott was honored with a BOXTOROW Second-Team All-America award after the 2015-16 season.



BOXTOROW Sports is the website for the Box To Row "From the Press Box to Press Row" radio show covering athletics at historically black colleges and universities as well as professional sports. The show is hosted by Donal Ware.

Eleven schools are represented on the 2017 BOXTOROW Division I men's college basketball All-America teams. Six of the 17 players honored were from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. BOXTOROW has administered the All-America team since 2009.

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