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Former Tennessee State Star Named D-League All-Star Game MVP

Robert Covington set a D-League All-Star Game record with 33 points. (NBA.com photo)

It’s been a while since an HBCU product played in an NBA All-Star Game, but one just had a big day on All-Star Saturday. Robert Covington set a D-League All-Star Game record with 33 points as the Tennessee State product led The Prospects to a 145-142 over The Futures on Saturday afternoon. The Rio Grande forward was named MVP of the game.

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Covington was undrafted in 2013, but signed with the Houston Rockets. He’s played in five games for the Rockets averaging 2.2 points per game. Covington has averaged 21.4 points and 9 rebounds per game for Rio Grande. 

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