Hollis Copeland

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Hollis Copeland
Personal information
Born (1955-12-20) December 20, 1955 (age 61)
Trenton, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Ewing (Ewing Township, New Jersey)
College Rutgers (1974–1978)
NBA draft 1978 / Round: 3 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career 1979–1990
Position Small forward
Number 45
Career history
1979–1980 New York Knicks
1980–1981 Helios-Skol (Spain)
1981–1982 New York Knicks
1983–1984 San Javier de Puerto Montt (Chile)
1986 Staten Island Stallions (USBL)
1987 Miami Tropics (USBL)
1990 New York Whitecaps (USBL)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Hollis Alphonso Copeland (born December 20, 1955) is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he was a 6'6" (1.98 m) and 180 lb (82 kg) small forward who grew up in Ewing Township, New Jersey and played high school basketball at Ewing High School[1] and college basketball at Rutgers University.

Copeland was selected with the 2nd pick of the third round in the 1978 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets, but was cut during camp. He signed on with the New York Knicks and appeared in two seasons with them (in 1979-80 and 1981-82), but his career was hampered in his second Knicks season, after he dislocated several bones in his foot during practice.[2]

After his basketball career, he became a hospital-care investigator, a sales representative and a stockbroker.[2]


  1. ^ Emanski, Joe. "Catching up with the Copelands", Ewing Observer, March 2004. Accessed June 20, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Catching Up With Hollis Copeland posted May 9, 2003

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