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2013-14 SEASON:
Made 41 regular season appearances, averaging 3.7 points per game while shooting 47 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from three-point range (33-for-79) … Scored in double-figures four times … Set career-highs with five three-pointers on 11 attempts as he scored a season-high 19 points in 26 minutes off the bench in the regular season finale at Orlando, 4/16 … Sank four triples, tied a career-high with three assists and hit the game-winning runner in the lane to cap an 18-point outing at Milwaukee, 4/9 … Scored his first points in an Indiana uniform in his third appearance of the season, drilling a fourth-quarter three against Memphis, 11/11 … Appeared in six straight games from Nov. 11- 23 and made at least one three-point field goal in each while shooting 56.3 percent from long distance (9-for-16) over that span … Scored 13 points on 4-for-5 shooting (3-4 3FG) in the second half at Chicago, 11/16…Made at least one field goal in 10 straight appearances from Jan. 10 – Feb. 19 as he shot 56.5 percent (13-23) from the field and 45.5 percent (5-11) from three-point range over that span … Pulled down a season-high four rebounds in the win over New York, 1/16 … Played the entire fourth quarter at Charlotte, 3/5, scoring 11 points on 3-for-5 from long distance and 2-for-2 from the free throw line for his highest-scoring period of the season … Finished with five points and tied a career-high with two blocks in a win over the Bulls, 3/21

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: In his first season in the NBA, he appeared in 56 games and made 13 starts... He averaged 8.7 ppg and 2.1 rpg over 15.4 mpg... He didn’t make his first start until the middle of December, however, his 2nd start (12/17) he scored 29 points on 11-19 shooting in 28 minutes on the floor... In that start, he was 3-5 from beyond the arc and a perfect 4-4 from the free-throw line... That point performance would be the highest of the season until the last two games of the season where he scored 32 points (4/15, at CHA) and 33 points (4/17, vs. ATL)... In the two games, he shot 26-54 (5-12 from behind the arc) and pulled down 10 rebounds... Pulled down a career-high 9 rebounds on 4/9 (vs. WAS)... In the last month of the regular season, he scored in double figures in 7 of the 10 games and averaged 15.0 ppg while shooting 57-116 (.491) earning him the NBA’s Rookie of the Month Award for April.

INTERNATIONAL:
2010-12: Veteran of overseas play, he spent two years (2010-12) with Okapi Aalstar in Belguim... With Okapi Aalstar he averaged 18.5 ppg and 5.6 rpg over 63 games... In those 63 games he averaged 31.4 minutes per game... Participated in the 2012 EuroChallenge, averaging 20.1 ppg over 11 games...
2008-10: Spent two seasons in Germany playing for TBB Trier... In 67 games, he averaged 15 ppg and 4.8 rpg over 30.9 minutes per game...
2007-08: In his first season overseas with Torrons Vicens in Spain he averaged 4.0 ppg in four games...
2006-07: In his first year as a professional, he played in 19 games off the bench with the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBA’s D-League... In 19.4 minutes per game, he averaged 10.1 ppg and was 42-91 (.462) from beyond the arc.

COLLEGE:
Four-year letterman at Colorado (2003-06)... Averaged 7.5 ppg and 3.8 rpg over 113 games in his college career... Had six 20+ scoring games... Went 117-324 (.361) from Downtown in his college career....
2005-06 (Senior): Helped lead team to a NIT appearance... Averaged 12.1 ppg and 5.1 rpg over 24.3 mpg in 30 games (28 starts) in leading CU to 20-10 mark and NIT berth... Led team in blocks (32... Season-high 22 points vs. Kansas, Jan 11, 2006...
2004-05 (Junior): Averaged 11.7 ppg and was named to Big 12 All-Improved Team... Recorded 3 double-doubles, the only double-doubles of his career... Scored a career-high 25 points at Richmond, Jan 4, 2005...
2003-04 (Sophmore): Helped lead team to a NIT appearance... Played in 27 of Buffs’ 28 games with 2.9 ppg over 9.2 mpg...
2002-03 (Freshman): Helped lead team to a NCAA berth... Scored season-high 17 points at Missouri, Feb 1.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Signed as a free agent with the New York Knicks on July 16, 2012 ... Signed as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on July 14, 2013.

PERSONAL:
Christopher Stephen Copeland... Earned Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Colorado in August 2009... Averaged 15.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg and 3.7 bpg at Hermitage (Va.) High School... Led Hermitage to a 24-3 record and the Colonial District Championship in his junior and senior years... 2002 Colonial District MVP... Played on Richmond Pro-Am Club Team coached by Pistons great Ben Wallace... Enjoys movies and listening to music in his spare time.

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Vitals

Height: 6'8''/ 2.03m
Weight: 235 lbs./ 106.6 kg
Born: March 17, 1984
From: Colorado
Draft: Undrafted
NBA Debut: 2012
Years Pro: 2
Previous Teams:
  Indiana Pacers 2013 - 2014
  New York Knicks 2012 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Colorado/USA

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