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The Houston Rockets are sure making a splash this offseason with the addition of the Dwight Howard, and two former OVC standouts are among the players on their summer league roster hoping to play with the NBA superstar.

Sadly, things have gotten off to a slow start.

Dealing with an ankle injury, former Murray State great Isaiah Canaan sat out the Rockets opening summer league game. According to the Murray Ledger and Times, Canaan says he doesn’t want to return until his ankle is at full strength. He is listed as day-to-day.

Robert Covington, the former Tennessee State standout, did suit up, but struggled from the field, scoring five points on 1-7 shooting over 19 minutes.

The Rockets summer league roster is an interesting one, with five guys with at least a year of NBA experience. With Dwight Howard‘s signing his week, the Rockets options could be wide open when it comes to young talent, as the team could be looking to trade or dump some higher-priced players to make room for Howard’s new contract.

Houston did get the win over Philadelphia’s summer league team, 88-80. The Rockets next summer league game is on Tuesday against Utah. Tip is scheduled for 2 p.m. CST.

If you’re wondering about the other former Racer on a summer league roster, Ed Daniel will hit the floor for the Hawks on July 12th against against the Clippers at 5 p.m.

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OVC Ball
Compiling all OVC non-conference games

2016 Football Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
UT Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Murray State 4-4 4-7
SEMO 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall


Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19


UT Martin 10-6 22-13
SEMO 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24