Garrett Covington Signs NLI with Youngstown State

Garrett Covington Signs NLI with Youngstown State

Garrett Covington, a 6-foot-5 small forward from Carmel, Ind., has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Youngstown State men's basketball program for the 2017-18 basketball season, Head Coach Jerrod Calhoun announced on Friday.

Covington spent last season at the Don Bosco Prep and helped the program to a 19-6 record last season.

"Garrett is a very versatile player with great length and drives to the basket well," Calhoun said. "He is a great on-ball defender that can play multiple positions for us and can really get up and down the court. He fits our system very well."

Last season at Don Bosco, Covington averaged 15 points, six rebounds and 1.5 steals per game and shot 49 percent from the field and 82 percent from the free throw line.

"Garrett was a leader from the moment he walked in the door," Don Bosco Head Coach Dave Maravilla said. "Garrett is a player that takes great pride in playing defense and plays the right way. He will be a great representative of Youngstown State on the court, in the classroom and in the community."

Covington averaged 13 points and six rebounds per game during his time at Carmel High School after moving to Indiana mid-year from Atlanta, where he played at the Greater Atlanta Christian School.

Covington, who plans on majoring in business, selected Youngstown State over Western Michigan, UIC and UMKC.

He joins Naz Bohannon (Lorain, Ohio) and Jacob Brown (Clemmons, N.C.) in the 2017-18 recruiting class.