Nashville, Tenn. - From the Press Box to Press Row has announced the selection of Tennessee State University men's basketball forward Robert Covington to BoxToRow.com/BASN All-America Team.
Covington was selected to the BoxToRow.com/BASN HBCU Division I All-American second team at the conclusion of the 2009-2010-basketball season. The team was voted and selected by members of the media who cover HBCU basketball.
He makes his second All-America selection after being named
Covington, a 6-8 forward from Bellwood, Ill., finished the 2009-10 season as the Tigers' second leading scorer (10.9 ppg) and top rebounder (6.3 rpg).
He was named to the Ohio Valley Conference All-Newcomer Team at the end of the season and was named OVC Freshman of the Week twice during year.
He turned in two double-double performances with his best production coming against Southeast Missouri State (2/25). He notched career highs with 27 points and 16 rebounds to help TSU secure a spot in the 2010 OVC Tournament.
On the year, he scored double figures in 16 of 32 games played and was named FOXSports.com mid-major stud of the night for his performance in the Tigers, 109-102, conference win over Tennessee Tech (2/15).
In that game, Covington was held scoreless in the first half but scored five points in the closing minutes of regulation before posting 19 points in extra play.
A career night, Covington managed his first collegiate double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds to go with two blocks.
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