BREAKING: Bakari Copeland (UMES) to attend the PBC. He averaged 17.3 ppg and 6.2 rpg this past season. As a redshirt senior, Copeland was the team’s leader. In his junior season, Copeland was 3rd in scoring on the team with 10.4 ppg. Bakari expanded his game this past year, improving his 3 point percentage to 40.3%. He led the team in points, rebounds, and 3 point percentage. He was selected as a BOXTOROW Second-Team All-American. Prior to playing at Maryland-Eastern Shore, Copeland played one season at Kilgore College and was selected to the 2015 NJCAA Region XIV All-Conference First Team and earned 2015 NJCAA Region XIV All-Region First Team. Copeland is represented by Cole McKeel of GoEmpire Group.
BREAKING: Justin Leon (University of Florida) to attend the PBC. He averaged 10.5 ppg and 7 rpg in this year’s NCAA Tournament and he averaged 7.4 ppg and 3.6 rpg for the Gators. The 6’8’’, 210 LB forward played two seasons at Florida, starting 47 games over that span. Prior to playing at Florida, he was a JUCO All-American at Shawnee Community College. Leon was the Gators leader in 3-point percentage each of the last two seasons, and shot 40% from 3 as a senior. This past year, he started in all 36 games. He scored a career-high 19 points in the win vs. Tennessee, going 5-for-6 from the floor, 3-for-4 from 3-point range and making all six free throws. Leon is represented by Cole McKeel of GoEmpire Group.
BREAKING: Chris Davenport (University of North Florida) to Participate in the Professional Basketball Combine
BREAKING: Chris Davenport (UNF) to attend the PBC. He averaged 11 ppg and 6.6 rpg. As a freshman, Davenport started in 31 of 32 games and led the team with a 53.1 FG% while averaging 7.7 points a game. In his sophomore year, he became a dominant rebounder. He led the team and ranked second in the Atlantic Sun in rebounding with 6.5 rebounds per game. His junior year he averaged a career-high 12.3 ppg and 7.2 rpg. His senior season he averaged 11 ppg. Some of his career achievements include ASun Academic Honor Roll (2014-15), leading the team in dunks for three consecutive seasons, and joining UNF's 1,000 Point Club. Davenport is represented by Adam Abdat of The No Limit Group.
BREAKING: Tidjan Keita (France) to attend the PBC. Keita is a 6’10’’ forward with a 7’3’’ wingspan. Keith has spent the last two years playing at Thetford Academy in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada. Keita has the rare combination of length, agility and strength. Tidjan is tremendously athletic, runs the floor extremely well and plays way above the rim. He has a great shooting touch, including from beyond the arc. Keita looks to continue making his case for the NBA at the Professional Basketball Combine. Keita is represented by Gary Durrant.
BREAKING: Mangok Mathiang (University of Louisville) to Participate in the Professional Basketball Combine
BREAKING: Mangok Mathiang (Louisville) to attend the PBC. He averaged 7.8 ppg and 6 rpg this past year. He finished his freshman season averaging 3.6 points and 3.6 rebounds, and shot 52.8 percent from the field. He had a team-high 51 blocks, blocked a shot in 28 games and finished seventh in the AAC in blocked shots per game (1.4). In 2014-2015 he upped his rebounding to 4.7 RPG. As a junior, he upped his scoring output to 7.1 ppg. This past year the 6’10’’ center averaged career highs in both points and rebounds with 7.8 ppg and 6 rpg. Mathiang is represented by Aaron Turner of Verus Managment Team.
BREAKING: Antonio Blakeney (LSU) to attend the PBC. He led LSU in scoring this past season with 17.2 ppg. Prior to attending LSU, Blakeney was the 15th ranked player in the high school class of 2015 and was named a McDonald’s All-American. His freshman season, he averaged 12.6 points per game. He was named SEC Freshman of the Week twice, and at the end of the year was named to the All-SEC Freshman Team. Blakeney improved in his Sophomore season, averaging 17.2 ppg and 4.8 rpg. He was named to the 2016 All-SEC Second Team by league coaches, and was the first LSU player since Marcus Thornton in 2008 to post six consecutive games of 20 points or more. Blakeney is currently ranked #97 on Draft Express's Top 100 Prospects. Blakeney is represented by Aaron Turner of Verus Management Team
BREAKING: Troy Caupain (University of Cincinnati) to Participate in the Professional Basketball Combine
BREAKING: Troy Caupain (University of Cincinnati) will participate in the PBC. He averaged 10.5 ppg last season and led the Bearcats in assists. As a freshman at Cincinnati, Caupain appeared in every game as a reserve, averaging 5.4 ppg. He became the teams full time starter at the point guard position his sophomore campaign, and his averages in points, assists, and rebounds all increased. He led the team in assists in 22 out of the 34 games. The following year, Caupain averaged a team-high 13.0 points, as well as 4.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 33.5 minutes minutes per game. He was named first team all conference. Caupain, a court general who can score as well as get his teammates involved, is looking to bring his talent to the professional level. He is represented by Gary Durrant of Durrant Sports.
BREAKING: Zeek Woodley (NSU), who averaged 19.2 ppg last year on 50.8% shooting and 43.5% from 3, to attend the PBC. In his freshman year, he was fourth nationally in FG percentage (61.7), which was the highest by a guard or a freshman, and best in the Southland Conference. He averaged 13.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and was named Southland Conference Freshman of the Year. In his sophomore year, he was 2nd nationally with 22.2 points per game and was named Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year. He was 27th nationally in FG percentage (56.0), and was the only player under 6-4 in the NCAA top 50. These past two years, Woodley stood out nationally. Entering his junior season, he was the nation’s leading returning scorer, and tied his scoring output putting up 22.2 points a game. His senior season, he shot 43.5% from 3 and averaged 19.2 ppg. Woodley is represented by Jason Elam.
BREAKING: Dallas Moore (University of North Florida) to Participate in the Professional Basketball Combine
BREAKING: Dallas Moore (Most points in UNF history) to attend the PBC. He averaged 24 ppg this past season. Right when Moore stepped on campus, it was clear he was a scoring threat. As a freshman at UNF, he started all 32 games and led the team in minutes per game. He also led the team in scoring with 12.5 ppg and had the most assists on the team. He followed up his freshman season with another strong campaign, starting in all 35 games. He ranked third in the Atlantic Sun in scoring with 15.8 ppg. He shot 48% from the field, which was top 100 in the nation. In his junior season, Moore became the all-time leading scorer in UNF program history. He led the Ospreys and Atlantic Sun in scoring (19.8 ppg) and assists (6.0 apg) and set a UNF single season record for points (672) and assists (205). He was named to the ASUN Player of the Year. During his senior season, he averaged the most points of his career, scoring 24 ppg. He finished his career with 2,437 points, which is the most in UNF history and 2nd most in ASUN history. He ranked fourth nationally in points per game, and his 2,436 points is the most scored by a Division I player in the state of Florida. Moore is represented by Adam Abdat of The No Limit Group.
BREAKING: Gian Clavell (Colorado State University) to Participate in the Professional Basketball Combine
BREAKING: Gian Clavell (CSU’s leading scorer w/ 20.4 ppg) will attend the Professional Basketball Combine. In his senior campaign, Clavell (6’4’’, 185) not only led the team in scoring, but was also second in rebounding with 6.1 rpg. Clavell started his college career at Northwest Junior Technical College, where he leg the team in scoring both his Freshman and Sophomore seasons. He was named a pre-season Junior College All-American by Sporting News prior to his sophomore year. He decided to transfer to Colorado State University to finish his career and he was dominant in the years to follow. In his last and final season at CSU, Clavell led the Mountain West Conference in scoring and was named Mountain West Conference (MWC) Player of the Year, All-MW First Team and MW All-Defensive team. After a standout year, Clavell is looking to take his talents to the NBA.
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