Kidzphyz Sports Camps teams up with Lanard Copeland to present their Spring Basketball Camp
When you think of Lanard Copeland the mind immediately heads to high-flying alley-oops athletic open-court play and the ability to shoot from range in high-pressure situations. Copeland had a long and distinguished career, most notably as part of an amazing backcourt tandem, Copeland and the legendary Andrew Gaze combined to create the most famous basketball scoring duo of all time in this country. The Atlanta-born tall guard started his NBL career in 1992 and became a major contributor in the popularity of the sport during the 1990’s
The flashy, athletic and unorthodox scorer set gyms alight throughout the League and helped the Melbourne Tigers become the most well-known basketball brand in the nation. Playing most of his 530 game career with the Tigers, Copeland also had stints with the Brisbane Bullets and Adelaide 36rs and remained an effective contributor until his recent retirement. Accolades are impossible to list in their entirety, however, some highlights include:
– Championships with Melbourne Tigers in 1993 and 1997
– Grand Final MVP in 1997
– NBL All-Star in 1992, 1994 and 2004
– ALL-NBL First team in 1999 and 2002
Did you know?
– Lanard made the NBA as a free agent in 1998 with the Philadelphia 76rs after a successful college career at Georgia State. During the NBA stint he played alongside one of the all-time greats of the game, Charles Barkley and with and against such players as current Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers.
Lanard Copeland has had a celebrated career, playing both in the NBL (Melbourne Tigers & Adelaide 36ers) and NBA (Philadelphia 76ers & LA Clippers)
The tall guard, born in Atlanta, retired from the NBL after playing 530 games, the majority with the Melbourne Tigers, while he finished his playing career with the Adelaide 36ers. As a key player in the Tigers lineup, Copeland was an integral part of the championship winning teams during the 1990’s and early 2000’s. In 2008, Copeland retired from playing and made the move to coaching and developing junior players. He now works vigorously with the Haileybury College school basketball teams, with particular focus on the Senior Firsts Boys Team.
In 2010, Kidzphyz Australia teamed up with Lanard to provide the ultimate Basketball camp experience. The Copeland basketball camps add another great element to the already successful sports camps on offer by the Kidzphyz team. Check out online for more information about when and where our camps are on offer: www.kidzphyz.com.au
Visit our photo gallery to see photos of Lanard with the Kidzphyz kids.