Robert Covington

#33 Robert Covington

HT. 6' 9"
WT. 215
YR. Sr.
PREV. SCHOOL Proviso West HS

Major: Human Performance and Sports Science

2012-13 Second Team All-OVC
2012-13 Preseason All-OVC
2012-13 Boxtorow HBCU All-American
2011-12 OVC All-Tournament Team
2011-12 OVC First Team All-Conference
2011-12 OVC Co-MVP
2011-12 Boxtorow HBCU First Team All-American
2011-12 Preseason All-OVC
2010-11 All-OVC Second Team
2009-10 All-OVC Newcomer Team
2009-10 Freshman All-American (BoxtoRow/

2012-13 - Senior Season

Finished career with 1,750 points, which places him seventh in school history… Moved into seventh on TSU’s all-time rebounding list with 876 boards… Was TSU’s leading scorer on 10 occasions… Had five double-doubles including 19 points and 13 rebounds in his last game versus Evansville (Mar. 19)… Averaged a team-best 17 points per game… Was second on the team in rebounds per contest with 8.0… Led the Tigers with 1.7 steals per game and 39 blocks… Missed 10 games due to injury… Was named OVC Player of the Week on Dec. 3 and again on Dec. 17… Scored a career-high 31 points against Lemoyne-Owen on Dec. 16… Blocked a career-high five shots in the OVC Tournament versus Belmont (Mar. 9)… Pulled in a season-high 16 rebounds playing in his last collegiate home game against Eastern Kentucky (Mar. 2)…

2011-12 - Junior Season
Has reached double figures in 32 consecutive games since Nov. 14...Had nine double-doubles his junior campaign, equaling 19 for his career...Has accumulated 1,358 points (14.3 ppg) for 16th all-time in TSU history...Grabbed 693 rebounds (7.3 rpg) for 13th all-time in school history...Ranks seventh all-time in school history with 142 made three-pointers...Earned first team All-OVC and OVC All-Tournament accolades...Named the 2011-12 OVC Co-MVP...Was selected as a first team Boxtorow HBCU All-American...Earned two OVC Player of the Week Honors (Nov. 21 & Feb. 12)...Garnered College Sports Madness Mid-Major National Player of the Week (Feb. 12)...Named to the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational All-Tournament team...Was named Boxtorow HBCU National Player of the Week (Feb. 6)...Led TSU in scoring in 26 of 33 games, averaging 17.8 points...Was the team's leading rebounder, notching 260 boards for 7.9 per game...Shot at a 52.6 clip, draining 212-of-403 field goal attempts...Ranked in the NCAA top-100 in scoring (44th), rebounding (99th) and field goal percentage (45th)...Just one of nine players in NCAA Division I to have 30 or more 3-pointers (65), offensive rebounds (95), assists (43), blocks (45) and steals (51)...Recorded a career-high twice with 30 points versus Morehead State and Austin Peay...Grabbed 15 rebounds and made 10 baskets in a loss to Murray State (Feb. 23)...Dished out a career-high five assists in the double overtime loss to Mississippi Valley State...Blocked a career-best five shots in the win over Alabama A&M (Dec. 21)...Pocketed five steals in the victory at Miami Ohio (Feb. 19)...Connected on career-high seven triples in the win over Morehead State (Jan. 12).

2010-11 - Sophomore Season

Recorded eight double-doubles on the season, ten career...Led team in rebounds (7.5 rpg), field goal percentage (.500) and three point field goal percentage, OVC best, (.460)...Named OVC Player of the Week (12/27/10)...Started all 30 games playing 923 minutes (30.8) averaging 13.4 points per game...Shot 150-of-300 from the field, 40-of-87 in three- point field goals and 61-of-78 (.782) from the free throw line...Led team with 46 steals recording a career high of five, twice (at Illinois State 11/17/10 and at UT Martin 01/08/11)...Grabbed a team high 225 rebounds with a season- high 17 against Fisk (11/15/10)...Scored a season high 22 points against Eastern Kentucky (12/21/10) and again versus Eastern Illinois (02/26/11).

2009-10 - Freshman Season

Named to Ohio Valley Conference All Newcomer Team...Named to BoxtoRow/BASN All-America and Mid-Major Freshman All- America teams...Started 28-of-32 games played recorded his first start at home against Siena (11/13/09)...Played 873 minutes averaging 27.3 minutes per game, while leading the team in scoring with 368 points for an average of 11.5 per game...Posted a career high 27 points at Southeast Missouri State (02/25/10)...Named OVC Freshman of the Week twice...Shot 63-of-79 free throws for 79 percent and connected on 37-of-96 three-point field goals for 39 percent...Hit 134-of-313 field goals for 43 percent...Tallied a team high 34 steals with a season high of three vs. Liberty (11/28/09)...Led team in rebounding by hauling in 208 rebounds with a season high of 16 vs. Southeast Missouri (02/25/10) averaging seven per game...Also led team in blocks with 35 and a season high of four against Murray State (03/02/10)...Named Mid-Major Stud of the Night vs. Tennessee Tech (02/15/10) recording first career double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds.

Proviso West HS

Averaged 18.1 ppg, 11 rebounds, and 7 blocks during his senior year...Named the West Suburban Conference Player of the Year...Named to the Chicago Classic All-Star North Team...All-Area selection in the Chicago Sun-Times Newspaper...Player of the Year of the Doings/Pioneer Press West All-Area Boys Basketball Team...Led Proviso West to the West Suburban Championship...All-Area/All Conference First Team.


Son of Dennis and Teresa Bryant...Born December 14, 1990.