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Robert Covington

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Biography

Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Assigned to Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner Rio Grande Valley on Nov. 6 and recalled on Jan. 18 … took the court in his first NBA game vs. Milwaukee (1/18/14) … grabbed his first career rebound vs. Portland (1/20/14) … netted the first five points (2-5 FG, 1-4 3FG) of his NBA career in 10:02 of action vs. Sacramento (1/22/14) … recorded six points (2-4 3FG) at Memphis (1/25/14) … reassigned to the Vipers on Feb. 6 and recalled on Feb. 9 … re-assigned to the Vipers on Feb. 13 … recalled on from the Rio Grande Valley on Apr. 9 and re-assigned Apr. 12 … recalled on Apr. 12 and re-assigned back to the Rio Grande Valley on Apr. 14 … has averaged 21.4 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.35 steals and 1.30 blocks in his first 23 games (22 starts) with Rio Grande Valley … at the time of his recall Feb. 9, stood 10th in the D-League in scoring (21.4) and third in the league in steals per game (2.35) … selected to the NBA D-League All- Star Game, which was held during NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans (2/15/14) … named 2014 D-League All-Star Game MVP after scoring 22 (7-13 FG, 3-5 3FG, 5-6 FT) of his D-League All-Star Game record 33 points (12-23 FG, 4-8 3FG, 5-6 FT) in the second half to lift the Prospects to a 145-142 win … also grabbed a key defensive rebound with just seconds left to play in securing victory for the Prospects, which also helped him match the team high in boards with six.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Went undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft … Houston announced his signing on July 14, 2013.

COLLEGE:
Averaged 14.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.53 steals and 1.27 blocks in 118 career games (112 starts) over four seasons at Tennessee State … finished career seventh all-time in school history with 1,750 points and seventh with 876 rebounds … named Second Team All-Ohio Valley Conference as a senior and sophomore, while earning First Team All-OVC honors as a junior … also named to the Ohio Valley Conference All Newcomer Team as a freshman … as a senior in 2012-13, ranked first on team in scoring (17.0 ppg), steals (2.17 spg) and blocks (1.70 bpg), while ranking second in rebounds (8.0 rpg) … named to the 2013 Portsmouth Invitational All-Tournament Team … was also first on the team in scoring (17.8 ppg), rebounds (7.9 rpg), steals (1.55 spg) and blocks (1.36 bpg) as a junior in 2011-12.

PERSONAL:
Born Robert Covington on Dec. 14, 1990, in Bellwood, Illinois … son of Dennis Covington and Teresa Bryant … majored in human performance and sports science at Tennessee State … led Proviso West High to the West Suburban championship as a senior year, earning West Suburban Conference Player of the Year.

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