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Copes ready to flourish?
Erik Copes averaged only 3.3 points in 15 minutes per game as a true freshman at George Mason last season, but those numbers are expected to rise sharply for the highly touted big man out of Philadelphia.
In fact, Jon Rothstein of CBS lists the 6-foot-8, 244-pound Copes as one of his breakout players for next season.
Paul Hewitt told me earlier this year that Copes the smartest freshman big man he's ever coached and that's saying a lot," writes Rothstein. "Hewitt has had Chris Bosh, Derrick Favors, and Gani Lawal under his wing and Copes figures to be different, but still very productive.
"The 6-foot-8 burly center played 15 minutes per contest for the Patriots last season, a number that should come close to doubling after Mason loses two starters up front in Ryan Pearson and Mike Morrison."