Every week we will provide our readers with an update on former OVC football and basketball players who are now earning a paycheck playing the sport they participated in at their respective schools. We will provide updates from the NBA, NFL and each week we will provide an update on one OVC team’s players overseas.
Kenneth Faried (Morehead State)
In a close game with the Wizards, Faried made headlines with a huge block and then a a dunk in transition to secure a 75-74 win for the Nuggets. Denver is currently 6.5 games back from Portland but Faried is doing his part. He leads the Nuggets in rebounds, averaging 8.5 per game. It would be worth 29 seconds of your time to watch that block and slam right here.
Ian Clark (Belmont)
It is official, Ian Clark has joined the Bakersfield Jam. Yep, unfortunately Clark has been demoted to the D-League after seeing the floor for eight games. Clark averaged just under nine minutes a game while averaging 2.8 points. Don’t expect the Summer league MVP to stay down there too long though, Clark will be back in the league sooner rather than later.
Isaiah Canaan (Murray State)
Houston Rockets fans are starting to take notice of the phenomenon going on in Rio Grande Valley where the Vipers are currently 9-1 and set a NBA Development League record for consecutive wins. Isaiah is starting to stand out and with the rumors of the possible trading away of Jeremy Lin, could possibly be in the NBA shortly.
Robert Covington (Tennessee State)
Covington is another player that is impressing the Rockets organization. In their only loss of the season on Friday, Covington poured in 23 points. But enough about the Vipers losing, let’s check out highlights of the record setting game.
Kellen Thornton (Tennessee State)
Another Tiger alum, Kellen Thornton is also playing D-League ball but with the Idaho Stampede. Thornton averages over seven points and five boards for the Stampede who are 8-0 and first in the West Division. OVC players are making winning in the Development League look easy.
Yeremiah Bell (EKU)
Bell hurt his knee but healed up just in time to play a role in the Cardinals overtime win versus the Tennessee Titans. He went into the game with 58 tackles on the season. At nine wins and five losses, the Cardinals are one game back from a playoff spot.
Edgar Jones (SEMO)
Jones has been inactive since October 18th and hasn’t played in a game since September 29th. He was activated on Saturday just before a crucial game yesterday which will get to in just a moment. Jones had 3 tackled and combined on the stop once in his first game back.
Tony Romo (EIU)
Not a good week for Romo’s alma mater and not a good day for the Dallas quarterback yesterday. The Cowboys have been pretty much eliminated from playoff contention after the heartbreaking 37-36 loss to the Packers. It was an absolute meltdown for Romo and the Cowboys as the game ended with a Romo interception. Now at 7-7 the Cowboys and EIU’s finest are on the outside looking in at the playoffs.
Anthony Levine (Tennessee State)
Levine has six tackles on the season and most recently got playing time in a week 12 win over the Jets. He had three tackles in his 13th appearance of the season. The Ravens have a huge game tonight against the Lions as they try to hang on to the final playoff spot.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (Tennessee State)
In his sixth season in the league, DRC has 30 tackles to go along with two picks. Rodgers-Cromartie is coming off of an injury and playing for a team eying the Super Bowl he didn’t see the field in the Broncos’ 27-20 loss to the Chargers yesterday.
Da’Rick Rogers (Tennessee Tech)
It’s playoff time for fantasy footballers and a guy being added to rosters across the nation is Da’Rick Rogers. After a brilliant display last week that included a 69-yard touchdown reception, the Colts are looking to throw in his direction more often. This week, however, Rogers caught just two passes for 23 yards.
Montori Hughes (UT-Martin)
Speaking of the Colts, Montori Hughes got a little banged up this week but returned rather quickly. The Colts are 9-5 and currently hold the 4th seed in the NFL Playoffs.
Mike Dejworek (AARHUS)
Dejworek is in Denmark playing for 7-3 AARHUS. His team ranks 4th in the 1st Division. Click here to see highlights of AARHUS from this November.
Kerron Johnson (New Zealand Breakers)
Kerron is averaging over 13 points and 4 assists per game. Individualy the former Bruin is doing great, but his team finds themselves last in the league at 4-9. They lost their last game on Friday to the Wildcats but Johnson scored 14 in that game. To see highlights of that game click here.
Trevor Noack (Chimnitz)
Noack comes off the bench for the German team, Chimnitz. Although he averages 10 points a game, his three point shooting hasn’t been all that impressive. Noack is shooting just 5 of 31 from downtown. Chimnitz is 9-5 placing them sixth in the league. Click here to see a Chimnitz win.
Alex Renfroe (Enisey Krasnoyarsk)
Russia is where Renfroe currently calls home. He put up 11 points in an upset win over Novgorod yesterday. You can see highlights of this game here.