The George Washington University: Men's Basketball

John Kopriva
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John Kopriva

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Milwaukee, WI

High School:
Marquette Univ. H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 214

Position:
F

Experience:
2 yrs.

Major:
Chemistry



02/06/2014

GW Athletics Places More Than 400 Student-Athletes on Athletics Academic Dean's List

Dr. Richard Tollo Named Student-Athletes' Choice for Professor of the Year

01/30/2014

Kopriva Named to CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District First Team

Junior Moves on to National Academic All-America Ballot

12/06/2013

GW Junior John Kopriva Nominated for NABC Allstate Good Works Team

Men's Basketball Co-Captain Performs Good Deeds On and Off the Court

11/12/2013

GW Men's Hoops Blows Out Maine, 108-81

Five Score in Double Figures in Colonials' Rout of Black Bears

07/08/2013

Season Tickets Now on Sale for 100th Season of GW Men's Basketball

Raise High With Coach Lonergan and Five Returning Starters for 16 Home Games in 2013-14

01/11/2012

GW Men's Basketball vs. Rhode Island (1/11/12)

GW Men's Basketball vs. Rhode Island (1/11/12) Photos by George Kubas

12/04/2011

GW Men's Basketball vs. VCU (12/4/11)

GW Men's Basketball vs. VCU (12/4/11)

12/01/2011

GW Men's Basketball at Kansas State (12/1/11)

GW Men's Basketball at Kansas State (12/1/11)

As a Sophomore in 2012-13:
Played in 29 of 30 games with one start, averaged 9.1 minutes, 1.8 points on 42.1 percent (16-38) shooting and 1.6 rebounds ... Made career-best 7-of-8 free throws en route to season-high 11 points in loss at Bradley (12/4/12) ... Recipient of University Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in April 2013 for being in top 2 percent of curriculum based on GPA ... Named GW Athletics Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month in March 2013 for volunteer leadership with Lemonade Day DC and Paul Charter School ... Member of GW Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ... Member of GW's Spring and Fall 2012 Athletic Academic Dean's Lists with 3.0+ GPA.

As a Freshman in 2011-12:
Started first 17 games of collegiate career, finished with 18 starts in 31 games played as a freshman ... Averaged 2.7 points on 45 percent shooting (38-84) and 2.0 rebounds in 12.7 minutes per game ... Second career double-digit effort with 10 points in victory over Delaware State (12/31/11) ... Made all six field goals en route to career-high 12 points against Bradley (12/15/11) ... Grabbed season-best eight rebounds against nationally ranked #3 Syracuse (12/10/11) ... Luggage lost on first-ever collegiate road trip to #24 California, wore #42 on blue road jersey for three games until luggage was returned on Dec. 3 from China ... Achieved perfect 4.0 grade-point average in first semester as pre-med major, member of GW's Fall 2011 Athletic Academic Dean's List.

High School:
Averaged 14 points, six rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 58 percent as a senior last season at Milwaukee's Marquette High School under coach David Cooks. Kopriva helped lead the Hilltoppers to a 16-8 record last season and a combined record of 53-20 (.726) during his three seasons on the varsity. A three-year varsity starter, Kopriva has been named Team MVP and Defensive Player of the Year at Marquette H.S. He also has been named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association 2011 All Star and All-Academic Team and was twice-named First Team All-Conference in both 2009-10 and 2010-11. He helped lead the Hilltoppers to the Division 1 State Semifinals as a junior year and the Conference title as a senior. A two-sport star at Marquette H.S., Kopriva also played quarterback for the Hilltoppers' football team. On the gridiron, he led the squad to a 10-3 record--including a 10-game win streak--that ended in the state semifinals.

Personal:
Born December 9, 1992 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin ... full name is John Michael Kopriva ... son of John and Angela Kopriva ... has two younger brothers, Joe (15) and David (11) and a younger sister, Katherine (13) ... plans to attend medical school and would like to become an orthopedic surgeon ... started his own landscaping and snow removal business ... plans to major in a pre-medicine curriculum.

John Kopriva's 2012-13 game-by-game stats Get Acrobat Reader

John Kopriva's 2011-12 game-by-game stats Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER HIGHS (Through 2012-13 Season)
Points 12 vs. Bradley (12/15/11)
Rebounds 8 at #3 Syracuse (12/10/11)
Assists 1 (17x) last at La Salle (3/6/13)
Blocks 2 (3x) last vs. Youngstown State (11/10/12)
Steals 2 vs. Bradley (12/15/11)
Minutes 27 vs. Delaware State (12/31/11)
Field Goals Made 6 vs. Bradley (12/15/11)
Field Goals Attempted 8 at #24 California (11/13/11)
3-Pt Field Goals Made
3-Pt Field Goals Attempted
Free Throws Made 7 at Bradley (12/4/12)
Free Throws Attempted 8 at Bradley (12/4/12)

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