Vonteego Cummings

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Vonteego Cummings
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Cummings with Estudiantes
Point guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1976-02-29) February 29, 1976 (age 38)
Thomson, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Thomson (Thomson, Georgia)
College Pittsburgh (1995–1999)
NBA draft 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro playing career 1999–2012
Career history
1999–2001 Golden State Warriors
2001–2002 Philadelphia 76ers
2003 Westchester Wildfire
2003–2004 Carisbo Castelmaggiore
2004 Westchester Wildfire
2004–2005 Hemofarm Vršac
2005–2006 Fort Worth Flyers
2006–2007 Partizan Belgrade
2007–2008 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2008 Estudiantes
2009 Vojvodina Srbijagas
2009 Cedevita Zagreb
2009–2010 Ilysiakos
2010–2011 Keravnos
2011–2012 Trefl Sopot
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Vonteego Marfeek Cummings (born February 29, 1976) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) combo guard, he played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and also had a successful career in Europe, where he played in several different countries.

Professional career[edit]

NBA career[edit]

A first-round pick (26th overall) by the Indiana Pacers in 1999, Cummings was immediately traded for forward-center Jeff Foster to the Golden State Warriors, where he played for two seasons (19992001). As a rookie in the 1999–00 season, Cummings started 11 of 75 games played, averaging 9.4 points and 3.3 assists for 23.9 minutes a contest. In 2000–01, he averaged 7.3 points and 3.4 assists for 22.7 minutes in 66 games played (11 as a starter). Cummings was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers prior to the 2001–02 season, in which he averaged 3.3 points and 1 assist per game. In September 2002, Cummings signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but was waived before the start of the season. In Cummings' three NBA seasons, he averaged 6.9 (1381 total) points and 2.7 assists, shooting .383 from the field in 199 games (23 starts).

European career[edit]

Cummings played with the Westchester Wildfire of the United States Basketball League (USBL) during the summer of 2003. He began his overseas career in Italy with Carisbo Castelmaggiore in the 2003–04 season. In summer 2004, he again played for the Westchester Wildfire. After that, he returned to Europe and signed with the Serbian team Hemofarm Vršac for the 2004–05 season. Cummings started the 2005–06 season with the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBA Development League (NBDL), but in February 2006 he returned to Serbia, and signed with Partizan Belgrade until the end of the season. However, he played there and in the 2006–07 season, having a great season especially in the Euroleague, averaging 12.9 points and 3.4 assists over 20 games. This performances secured him a move to Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv, on a two-year deal.[1] However, he was released of the contract in the summer of 2008. His next step was with Estudiantes from Spain, but he stayed there until December when he was released. Until the end of the 2008–09 season, he was at his third stint in Serbia, this time with Vojvodina Srbijagas, and finished with Cedevita of Croatia. Cummings' next station was Greece, where he played the entire 2009–10 season for Ilysiakos. In the 2010–11 season, Cummings played for Keravnos in Cyprus. In October 2011, he signed with the Polish team Trefl Sopot,[2] averaging around 3 points per game in the 2011–12 season.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

NBA regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1999–00 Golden State 75 11 23.9 .405 .325 .751 2.5 3.3 1.2 .2 9.4
2000–01 Golden State 66 11 22.7 .344 .336 .681 2.1 3.4 1.0 .2 7.3
2001–02 Philadelphia 58 1 8.6 .417 .261 .750 .9 1.0 .3 .1 3.3
Career 199 23 19.0 .383 .321 .726 1.9 2.7 .9 .2 6.9

NBA playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Philadelphia 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2005–06 Partizan 1 1 30.3 .100 .333 .000 2.0 7.0 3.0 .0 3.0 4.0
2006–07 Partizan 20 20 34.1 .408 .380 .852 2.6 3.4 1.6 .2 12.9 11.4
2007–08 Maccabi 24 23 18.1 .383 .260 .792 1.0 2.5 .8 .1 5.4 3.7
Career 45 44 26.1 .389 .333 .838 1.7 3.0 1.2 .1 6.9 7.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maccabi signs guard Vonteego Cummings". euroleague.net. June 26, 2007. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Vonteego Cummings moves to Trefl Sopot". sportando.net. October 7, 2011. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 

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