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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.

Hollis Copeland
Personal information
Born (1955-12-20) December 20, 1955 (age 63)
Trenton, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolEwing (Ewing Township, New Jersey)
CollegeRutgers (1974–1978)
NBA draft1978 / Round: 3 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career1979–1990
PositionSmall forward
Career history
1979–1980New York Knicks
1981–1982New York Knicks
1983–1984San Javier de Puerto Montt
1986Staten Island Stallions
1987Miami Tropics
1990New York Whitecaps
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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" Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine, Ewing Observer, March 2004. Accessed June 20, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Catching Up With Hollis Copeland posted May 9, 2003

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