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Thomas James (Tom) Copa #54

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Position: Center
Height: 6'10“
Weight: 240 lbs.
Birthdate: October 30, 1964 in Robbinsdale, MN
Hometown: Coon Rapids, MN
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Marquette Career

G MIN FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA REB PF AST TO BLK STL PTS
83-84 Marquette 30 661 101 201 x x 54 83 134 82 19 59 29 14 256
84-85 Marquette 31 758 107 208 x x 49 85 171 90 23 53 21 16 263
85-86 Marquette 30 543 89 185 x x 61 89 121 59 6 37 13 24 239
86-87 Marquette 29 670 98 194 0 0 29 51 132 85 26 44 21 21 225
TOTALS 120 2632 395 788 0 0 193 308 558 316 74 193 84 75 983

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MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG TPG BPG SPG PPG
83-84 Marquette 22.0 50.2 x.x 65.1 4.5 0.6 2.0 1.0 0.5 8.5
84-85 Marquette 24.5 51.4 x.x 57.6 5.5 0.7 1.7 0.7 0.5 8.5
85-86 Marquette 18.1 48.1 x.x 68.5 4.0 0.2 1.2 0.4 0.8 8.0
86-87 Marquette 23.1 50.5 0.0 56.9 4.6 0.9 1.5 0.7 0.7 7.8
TOTALS 21.9 50.1 0.0 62.7 4.7 0.6 1.6 0.7 0.6 8.2

Marquette All-Time Rankings

All-Time Career Rankings
  • 35th (tie), Rebounds (558)
  • 10th, Blocked Shots (84)
All-Time Single Game Rankings
  • 1st, Free Throw Percentage (tied with 12 others), 100% (11-11) vs. Dayton (February 22, 1986)
Sophomore Season All-Time Rankings
  • 10th, Blocked Shots (21)
Freshman Season All-Time Rankings
  • 6th, Field Goal Percentage (min. 200 att.) (50.2%)
  • 7th (tied), Free Throws Attempted (83)
  • 9th, Free Throw Percentage (min. 70 att.) (65.1%)
  • 8th, Rebounds (134)
  • 7th (tied), Rebounding Average (4.5)
  • 2nd (tied), Blocked Shots (29)

Professional Career

Copa was not drafted by any NBA team after finishing his career Marquette in 1987, but he was drafted by the Topeka Sizzlers in the CBA draft (4th round, 8th selection, #44 overall pick). He played overseas and made his mark in Belgium where he was ranked the #1 center in Belgium and averaged 21.2 ppg and 14.4 rpg. In 1991, he was signed as a free agent and played for the San Antonio Spurs for one season (1991-92). That year, he averaged 1.5 points and 1.1 rebounds in 33 total games played. Copa graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1989.

Year  	Age  	Team  	Lg  	G  	Min  	Pts  	PPG  	FGM  	FGA  	FGP  	FTM  	FTA  	FTP  	3PM  	3PA  	3PP  	ORB  	DRB  	TRB  	RPG  	AST  	APG  	STL  	BLK  	TO  	PF  	   	 
1991-92 	27 	SAS 	NBA 	33 	132 	48 	1.5 	22 	40 	.550 	4 	13 	.308 	0 	0 	.000 	14 	22 	36 	1.1 	3 	0.1 	2 	6 	8 	29 	   	 
1 Season Totals 	  	  	33 	132 	48 	1.5 	22 	40 	.550 	4 	13 	.308 	0 	0 	.000 	14 	22 	36 	1.1 	3 	0.1 	2 	6 	8 	29 	

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