Tiger Basketball Duo Receives OVC Honors
Robert Covington and Jacquan Nobles, a pair of Tennessee State University freshmen basketball players were named to the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference All-Newcomer Team.
The OVC All-Newcomer Team, which was comprised of first-year players (freshman and transfers) in the league is voted on by the conferences head coaches and sports information directors.
It's the fourth time in five years a TSU basketball player was named to the newcomer squad and the fifth consecutive season a TSU basketball player received post seasons honors.
The duo becomes the fourth pair to represent TSU on the newcomer team since the conference started recognizing the squad at the end of the 1992 season. Carlos Rogers and Monty Wilson were the first TSU combination named to that team.
Nobles, a 6-4 freshman guard from Greenville, N.C., finished the 2009-10 season as the Tigers’ leading scorer (11.2 ppg) and the team leader in 3-point shooting canning 68-of-155 (.439) long range shots during the season.
He was named Freshman of the Week (1/18) while hitting double figures 17 times with his top effort coming on Nov. 20, 2009 against Northern Illinois scoring 21 points. He registered more than 20 points five times on the year.
Covington, a 6-8 freshman 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 OVC Freshman of the Week twice during the season turning in two double-double performances with his best production coming against Southeast Missouri State (2/25). He notched 27 points and 16 rebounds to help TSU secure a spot in the OVC Tournament. On the year, he scored double figures in 16 of 32 games played.
Nobles and Covington join Murray State's B.J. Jenkins and Isaiah Canaan and Eastern Illinois' James Hollowell on the OVC Newcomer Team.