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Robert Covington

Basketball

Robert Covington is a professional basketball player who currently plays small forward for the Portland Trail Blazers.  Originally from Illinois, Robert earned numerous awards for his play at Proviso West High School in Hillside, Illinois, then took his never quit mentality to Tennessee State.  During each season of his four-year college career, he earned various Ohio Valley Conference honors, which included All-OVC first and second team selections, OVC All-Tournament team, and 2011-12 OVC OVC co-MVP.  At the end of his senior year, he was ranked seventh on Tennessee State’s all-time list in both scoring and rebounding with 1,749 points and 876 rebounds.  Robert was able turn heads with his play in his first and only year in the developmental NBA G League in 2014.  He was able to earn NBA G League All-Star Game MVP, selected to the League First Team, and appointed NBA G League Rookie of the Year. While in the NBA he has had the honor of playing with the Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Portland Trail Blazers.  During the 2021 NBA All-Star Weekend Robert competed in the skills competition and helped the league raise money and awareness for HBCU programs like his Tennessee State Tigers.

Throughout the years of his playing career, Robert, also known as RoCo or Cov, developed a natural affinity for Honey Stinger Waffles and Chews, as they provide the boost of energy he needs for a full NBA game.