Lanard Copeland

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Lanard Copeland
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1965-07-26) July 26, 1965 (age 48)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality Australian
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Washington (Atlanta, Georgia)
College Georgia State (1985–1989)
NBA draft 1989 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 1989–2008
Career history
1989–1990 Philadelphia 76ers
1991 Los Angeles Clippers
1992–2005 Melbourne Tigers
2005–2006 Brisbane Bullets
2006–2008 Adelaide 36ers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Lanard Copeland (born July 26, 1965) is a retired American-born Australian professional basketball player. He played in the NBL from 1992-2008.

A 6'6" (198 cm) guard from Georgia State University, Copeland played professional basketball from 1989 to 2008. He had short stints in the National Basketball Association with the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers, but experienced his most success in the Australian NBL. From 1992 to 2005, he played for the Melbourne Tigers, winning league championships in 1993 and 1997. He was also the NBL Grand Final MVP in 1997.

Copeland moved to the Brisbane Bullets for the 2005-06 NBL season before moving to the Adelaide 36ers, playing two more seasons until he finished his career following the 2007-08 NBL season.[1]

In his NBL career, Copeland played 532 games (5th overall) and scored 10,735 points (5th at an average of 20.1 per game).[2] During his time with the Tigers, Copeland played 449 games (2nd behind Andrew Gaze), scored 9,862 points (21.9 per game), gave out 1,438 assists (3.2 per game), blocked 233 shots and grabbed 1,763 rebounds.[3] He was also a member of the All NBL First Team in both 1992 and 2002.

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Awards
Preceded by
Mike Kelly
NBL Grand Final MVP
1997
Succeeded by
Kevin Brooks