Jazz Arhonda Covington is a 1,85m American
power forward who after a brilliant career at Louisville has had her European
experiences, in Switzerland and Finland before exploding in Spanish 1st
division in the 2009-2010 season, averaging 16 points, 7.2 rebounds and +19.1
in efficiency and also being the fourth best player in the whole league.
Jazz ended her high school senior season
averaging 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists, numbers that helped her being
name All-American and in the best five of the state.
Jazz Covington joined University of Louisville
in the 2003-2004 season, and as a rookie, she averaged 16.1 points and 8,2
rebounds per game and she was included in the best five of the conference.
As a sophomore, Jazz raises her numbers to 17.8
points and 8.1 rebounds per game, being named the best five of conference USA.
In the 2005-2006 season, Jazz averaged 13.7
points and 6.9 rebounds, being Louisville leading scorer.
That year, Louisville had as a rookie player
the 1st pick of the 2009 WNBA Draft, Angel McCoughtry.
In the 2006-2007 season, already as a senior
player, Jazz Covington contributes with 10.7 points and 7 rebounds per game
helping her team to sign an excellent overall season with 27 wins and only 8
Jazz Covington had her first European
experience playing for Elfic Fribourg, in Switzerland.
There she averaged 21.2 points and 10.5
rebounds per game during the league and 26.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in the
Jazz played for S-Hameenmaa, who plays in the
Finnish 1st division, during the 2008-2009 season.
Again her numbers were impressive: 20.2 points
and 13.9 rebounds per game.
She was the top rebounder in the league and
also the top player in efficiency overall.
Jazz Covington signs with Cadí la Seu in
Spanish 1st division in the 2009-10 season. Jazz averages 16 points, 7,2
rebounds and +19,1 efficiency with 60% from the field and 40% in three pointers,
being the 4th player with more efficiency in the whole league, only after
Sancho Lyttle, Erika de Souza and Shay Murphy.
Also she was included in the 2nd best five of
the League and in the Best import team.
Jazz shined with 20points 6 rebounds and +29
efficiency against Mann Filter, 22 points and 15 rebounds with +29 efficiency
and 28 points and 28 efficiency in both games against Euroleague team Rivas
Ecopolis, 17 points 10 rebounds and 36 efficiency against Estudiantes, 24
points 10 rebounds and 28 efficiency against Canarias and 24 points 9 rebounds
and 32 efficiency against Olesa.
Jazz Covington is a very talented player who
can play both one on one facing her defender or play her in the low post,
thanks to her body and moves.
Jazz is a strong and athletic player that uses
well her body and knows how to keep balanced with contact. She also has a very
nice mid and long range shot and has had high percentages during her whole
Jazz Covington signed with Union Hainaut, in
French 1st division during the 2010-11 season, averaging 14 points and 5,5
rebounds per game and shining against Bourges with 19 points and against Tarbes
with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
In the 2011-12 season, Jazz Covington signed
with Mann Filter Zaragoza, in Spanish 1st Division, averaging 10,4 points 6,1
rebounds and 10,4 in efficiency, finishing in a good fifth position.
In the 2012-13 season, Jazz Covington returned
to Sedis Cadí, averaging 11 points 7.8 rebounds and 12.2 efficiency per game,
finishing the Spanish 1st division in fourth position.
In the following season, Jazz signed with
Helios VS Basket, team who plays the Switzerland top division, where she won
both league and Cup and furthermore, as the starting post player averaged 15.4
points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.8 steals per game.
In the following year, the 2014-15, Jazz
returned to the French first division signing with Cote d'Opale Basket Calais,
where she contributed with 9.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1-5 assists and 1.5 steals
In this current season, Jazz returned to the
Spanish top division signing with Campus Promete Logroño, where as the starting
post player has averaged 9.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals
per game and furthermore, she has helped that her team remains one more year in
the Spanish Liga Femenina.
2000-03 High School: 19ppg 9rpg 4apg
2003-04 Louisville (NCAA.D1): 16.1ppg 8.2rpg
2004-05 Louisville (NCAA-D1): 17.8ppg 8.1rpg
2005-06 Louisville (NCAA-D1): 13.7ppg 6.9rpg
2006-07 Louisville (NCAA-D1): 10.7ppg 7rpg
2007-08 Elfic Fribourg (Switzerland-D1):
2008-09 S-Hameenmaa (Finland-D1): 20.2ppg 13.9rpg
2009-10 Sedis Cadí (Spain-D1): 16ppg 7.2rpg +19.1eff
FG: 59,6% T3: 40%
2010-11 Union Hainaut (France-D1): 14ppg 5.5rpg
2011-12 Mann Filter Zaragoza (Spain-D1): 10.4ppg 6.1rpg
2012-13 Cadí ICG Software (Spain-D1): 11ppg
7.8rpg 12.2 eff
2013-14: Helios VS Basket
(Switzerland-D1): 15.4ppg, 8.5rpg, 2.5apg, 2.8spg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 31.6%
2014-15: Cote d'Opale Basket
Calais (France-D1): 9.9ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 40.7%, 3PT: 33.3%
2015-16: Campus Promete Logroño (Spain-D1):
9.9ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 48.4%, 3PT: 23.7%, FT: 73.3%
2004 Best five freshman Conference USA
2004 Second best five Conference USA
2005 Best five Conference USA
2006 Best five Big East Conference
2007 Big East Semifinalist 2008 Second team in
2009 Highest rebounder First division Finland
2009 Highest efficiency First division Finland
2010 Second best team Spanish 1st division
2010 Best Import Five Spanish 1st division
2013 Spanish Liga Femenina Semifinalist
2014 Switzerland League Champion
2014 Switzerland Cup Champion