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THE WINNER: Isaac Copeland
School: Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.)
Weight: 210 pounds
Athletic achievement: He led the Bobcats to a 33-2 record, the New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference Class AAA championship and the National Prep Championship this past season. Copeland averaged 15.6 points, seven rebounds, 2.4 steals, 2.3 assists and 2.2 blocks per game while shooting nearly 60 percent from inside the arc. A 2014 First Team All-NEPSAC selection, he scored 15 points to help Brewster Academy defeat St. Thomas More (Conn.), 88-77, in the National Prep Championship. He is ranked as the nation’s No. 26 recruit in the class of 2014 by ESPN and No. 37 by Rivals.
Academic excellence: Copeland has maintained a 3.35 GPA.
Exemplary character: A member of the National Honor Society and the B.A.G.S. Foundations (Boys and Girls Succeeding), he has volunteered locally in association with multiple community cleanup initiatives and as a youth basketball coach.
“I cannot imagine a better basketball prospect than Isaac Copeland,” said Whit Lesure, head coach at Bridgeton Academy. “I was impressed with him from the first moments I scouted him. He is one of the best frontcourt prospects I’ve seen in 30 years.”
THE FUTURE: Copeland has signed with Georgetown.