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Prospect Profile:
Taylor Coppenrath

Full Name: Taylor Burton Coppenrath
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 (2.06 m) / 250 (113.4 kg)
Birthdate: November 8, 1981 (St. Johnsbury, Vt.)
High School: St. Johnsbury Academy (St. Johnsbury, Vt.)
College: Vermont
 
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Career Highlights: Led Vermont to three straight America East titles. Finished second on UVM’s career charts for points (2,442) and scoring average (21.4 ppg). Also ranks first all-time for field goals made (851) and fourth for rebounds (839) and blocked shots (83). Joins the late Reggie Lewis as the second player in conference history to earn Player of the Year honors three times. Named America East Player of the Week 14 times during his career to top Vin Baker for the league record.

Senior (2004-05): America East Player of the Year and All-Conference First Team. Named America East Championship Most Outstanding Player after scoring 37 points in championship victory over Northeastern. Scored 16 points to help Vermont top Syracuse in the NCAA First Round, the first NCAA win in school history. Named Associated Press All-America honorable mention for the third straight season. Led America East and ranked second in the nation in scoring (25.1 ppg). Set UVM single-season record with 777 points, and his 25.1 ppg scoring average ranked second all-time. Scored 30-plus points 10 times on the season.

Junior (2003-04): America East Player of the Year and All-Conference First Team selection. Named Most Outstanding Player of the America East Championship after exploding for 43 points against Maine in the title game, a league postseason record. Led America East and finished fifth in the nation in scoring (24.1 ppg). Broke a 62-year-old school record—and tied the conference mark—for field goals in a game on 18-of-23 shooting vs. Northeastern, en route to 41 points. Missed seven games with a wrist injury.

Sophomore (2002-03): America East Player of the Year, the fourth sophomore to earn the award in league history. Named to the America East All-Conference First Team and All-Championship Team. Led America East in scoring (20.1 ppg) and finished eighth in rebounds (187). Scored 20-plus points 13 times and had 25 or more points 10 times on the season. Missed three games in December due to pneumonia.

Freshman (2001-02): America East Rookie of the Year and All-Conference Second Team selection. Led the league in free throws made (141) and finished third in scoring (16.6 ppg), sixth in rebounds (202), third in blocks (35), and fifth in field goal percentage (.497) and free throw percentage (.806).

Strengths: Strong competitor at both ends of the floor. Finds ways to score despite unorthodox shooting style.

Personal: Son of George and Susan Coppenrath of West Barnet, Vt. Majored in secondary education (math).

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