Nebraska’s Isaac Copeland eligible immediately

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Nebraska’s Isaac Copeland has received a waiver to play immediately for the Cornhuskers this season, a source confirmed to NBC Sports.

Copeland transferred out of the Georgetown program at the end of the first semester last season. After averaging double-figures as a sophomore, the former five-star recruit’s minutes dwindled with the Hoyas as a junior. He played in just six games before leaving the team.

This is massive news for Nebraska, as head coach Tim Miles looks to get his program back on the right track in his sixth season in Lincoln. He reached the NCAA tournament in his second year with the Huskers, but has yet to win more than six Big Ten games or finish above .500 in the last three seasons. With Ed Morrow graduating, Nebraska had a hole at the power forward spot that they needed to fill.