Covington repeats as first-teamer
Published 9:14 pm Thursday, March 10, 2016
In all-conference honors as on the hardwood during the season, Nansemond River High School senior guard Josh Covington led his team.
Covington followed up his first team All-Ironclad Conference accolade in 2015 with a first team All-PenSouth Conference honor in 2016.
Warriors senior guard Torrence Williams received honorable mention.
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“Josh got the fifth-most votes, so he was in most people’s top-five, which is pretty good,” Nansemond River coach Ed Young said.
Across 20 contests, Covington led the Warriors in almost every statistical category there is, including points per game (20.5), rebounds per game (5.6), assists per game (3.7) and steals per game (2.9).
He also led the team in shots attempted, shots made, free throws attempted and free throws made.
“There was about four or five coaches that thought he was the best (in the conference) at getting to the hole,” Young said.
The coach noted that Williams was recognized due to his ability to score from beyond the arc.
Williams has also gained recognition for his perimeter shooting skills due to his involvement in a special competition. He was recently one of 16 high school players chosen as candidates to compete in a three-point contest that will air on national television during Final Four weekend.
He made it to the semifinal round of the American Family Insurance “#DreamFearlessly Fan Vote” before being narrowly eliminated against Keys Gate Charter High School senior guard Ian Mumford, 50.96 percent to 49.04 percent.