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Schedule

M Basketball
FINAL
Thu
Feb 21
ETSU
ETSU
94
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
70
M Basketball
FINAL
Sat
Feb 23
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
83
Western Carolina
Western Carolina
Cullowhee, N.C.
78
M Basketball
FINAL
Thu
Feb 28
Mercer
Mercer
71
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
84
M Basketball
FINAL
Sat
Mar 02
The Citadel
The Citadel
78
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
81
M Basketball
FINAL
Fri
Mar 08
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
96
Western Carolina
Western Carolina
Asheville, N.C.
83
M Basketball
FINAL
Sat
Mar 09
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
72
Wofford
Wofford
Asheville, N.C.
99

D.J.

Covington

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#24

Forward/Center
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
High School: Norfolk Academy

Bio

THREE-YEAR LETTERMAN/ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS MAJOR

Outstanding inside player who will anchor the Keydet post…appears healthy from back issues that limited his playing time two years ago…a prolific rebounder and shot blocker…has the ability to nail the jumper around the lane…2010-11 Big South Freshman of the Year…Economics and Business major.

2012-13: BSC Defensive Player of the Year…Led BSC in field goal pct. in both overall and conference games...tied for BSC lead in blocks (3.0-8th in nation) and second in conference games...tied for 1st in league in offensive rebounds in both overall and conference games... in rebounding ranked sixth in overall games and fourth in conference games...ranked 10th in league in scoring...had seven block games in wins at ODU and Liberty...had six double-doubles on the year...produced 15 games with 3+ blocks...career-high 31 points with 15 rebounds at Campbell – 14 FG's tied a conference-high in year...scored 25 points with 5 blocks at Longwood...had seven-game stretch in February when he averaged 19.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, and shot 61% from the floor...blocked five shots each against G. Washington, Longwood and UNCA...ranks second at VMI in career blocks per game with 2.1.    

2011-12: Was limited by a back injury throughout his sophomore season and appeared in only 24 games and averaged just 15 minutes…came on strong at the end of the year and averaged 7.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in 24 minutes per game during the Big South Tourney while hitting 11 of 16 shots from the floor for 68% and shot 75% from the line (9-12) to help lead VMI to the conference finals…scored in double figures in five games including a season-high 16 points twice against Winthrop January 7 and in the Big South Tournament March 1 when he hit all six shots from the floor, all four free throw attempts, and blocked four Eagle shots…also had 13 points and four rebounds against High Point Jan. 19 and 10 points and six rebounds against Radford Jan. 14.
 
2010-11:
Big South Freshman of the Year and voted top D-1 frosh in Virginia as well as BSC all-freshman team…Led the Big South in blocks per game (2.3) …Named Big South Player of the Week three times including back-to-back weeks in February…scored in double figures in 12 games including five straight where he averaged 12.6 points over that span…turned in first career-double double with 14 points and 10 rebounds against Liberty Feb. 15…scored a career-high 20 points against HPU 2/10…his 57 blocks rank fifth best all-time on the school single-season list and moved him into 10th on the all-time VMI list in blocks after just one season…blocked a school record nine shots against SVU and blocked five shots each against Winthrop Dec. 2, Radford Jan. 13, and Liberty Feb. 15…grabbed season-high 10 rebounds and hit seven of eight shots from the floor against Liberty Feb. 15…VMI was 8-4 with him as a starter.

HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks at Norfolk Academy in 2009-10 and 15 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks per game his junior season playing both the power forward and center positions…was named First Team All-Tidewater Conference Independent Schools and was All-State honorable mention… was a three-time All-TCIS selection and was named All-Virginia Prep League three times…coached by Eric Acra at Norfolk Academy…..was also a standout wide receiver for the Norfolk Academy football team and starred on the AAU BWSL Elite 17 A & B, 16 A, and 15 A basketball teams under Coach Boo Williams.
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