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Robert Covington

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Philadelphia Sixers

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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.

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

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.

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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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 215 lbs./ 97.5 kg
Born: December 14, 1990
From: Tennessee State
Draft: 2016
NBA Debut: 2013
Years Pro: 2
Previous Teams:
  Houston Rockets 2013 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Tennessee State/USA

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