Now Copeland said he still needs to earn a pair of A's on his final two courses – the last of which he just finished.
"If I get an A in my other two classes, Algebra 1 and English 2B, I get into North Carolina and will start on Sept. 2," Copeland said. "I know I did great on both of them. It was easy, but I think I got A's in both."
Copeland, who averaged 17.8 points and 9.1 rebounds per game this past season at Reynolds, said he's recently been working out with former Reynolds star Reyshawn Terry, who will enter his junior at UNC this season.
"He's been teaching me the Carolina weight training and workout drills," Copeland said.
Copeland said he's confident he'll be in Chapel Hill when school starts, but mentioned either prep school or Hutchinson Junior College as alternatives if he fails to qualify.