HBCU Alum Robert Covington to Take Take part In All-Star Expertise Problem
With the 2021 All-Star occasion set to happen subsequent weekend, Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated stories that Portland Path Blazers ahead Robert Covington is ready to participate on this yr’s NBA All-Star abilities problem.
Covington, a former 4-year standout at Tennessee State, is at present the League’s solely alum from a Traditionally Black Faculty and College (HBCU). The NBA will probably be honoring HBCUs on the All-Star occasion, having pledged greater than $2.5 million in assets in direction of supporting HBCU’s and elevating consciousness (per ESPN).
The NBA and NBPA may also spotlight the necessary historical past and affect of HBCUs at All-Star, together with particular musical performances and content material from alumni and present college students in the course of the occasion.
Blazers ahead Robert Covington is anticipated to participate within the Expertise Problem subsequent Sunday earlier than the NBA’s All-Star Recreation in Atlanta, a supply informed @TheUndefeated. The ex-Tennessee State star is the one #HBCU participant left within the #NBA. The NBA can also be honoring HBCUs at All-Star— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) February 28, 2021
Covington is a 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive first-team choice and gained Most Useful Participant within the 2014 G-League All-Star Recreation (then referred to as the D-League). He’s at present averaging 7.three factors, 6.Four rebounds, and 1.7 assists per sport for the Blazers in a beginning position.