A Harlem Wizard, an actor, the face of a Lucky Charms cereal commercial, and now a top pick in the 2023 SlamBall Draft. To say Rumble Gunner/Stopper Bakari Copeland is a jack of all trades would be an understatement
Most recently with the Harlem Wizards, Bakari Copeland came to SlamBall with a skillset unlike many others. If Copeland’s freaky athleticism and large frame weren’t enough to grab the attention of coaches all over the court, his loud personality that can be heard cheering on his teammates certainly did just that. Often seen (and heard) from around the floor, it is no surprise that Copeland found himself drafted with the third overall pick to the Rumble.
“I wasn’t surprised because I know I really put in the work for it and personally, I feel like I should have been the first overall pick,” Copeland stated.
Despite not receiving an invite to SlamBall’s Super 24, Copeland worked to catch up to those invited, eventually landed him into the lap of one of the world’s most recognizable coaching figures, Coach Ken Carter.
“I think the icing on the cake was just being drafted by Coach Carter,” Copeland said.
Copeland and the Rumble look to further the Rumble’s winning history as they prepare for the beginning of the new SlamBall season set to begin on July 21 .