Will Cummings

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Will Cummings
Will Cummings.jpg
Cummings playing for Temple, 2011
No. 3 – EWE Baskets Oldenburg
PositionPoint guard
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1992-10-07) October 7, 1992 (age 26)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolProvidence School
(Jacksonville, Florida)
CollegeTemple (2011–2015)
NBA draft2015 / Undrafted
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015–2016Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2016Dolomiti Energia Trento
2016–2017Aris Thessaloniki
2017–2018Darüşşafaka
2018–presentEWE Baskets Oldenburg
Career highlights and awards

Will Cummings (born October 7, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). He played college basketball for Temple.

High school career[edit]

Cummings, a point guard from Jacksonville, Florida, committed to play for Temple on September 4, 2010.[1] He averaged 18.1 points, 8.1 assists, 4.0 steals per game as a senior at Providence School, in addition to carrying a 4.0 grade point average. The Jacksonville Times-Union named him the high school boys basketball player of the year.[2] Cummings drew attention from Stanford, Miami (Fl.), and Boston College, but chose Temple because of their winning tradition.[3]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Will Cummings
PG
Jacksonville, Florida Providence School (FL) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Sep 4, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 91

College career[edit]

As a freshman, Cummings averaged 1.4 points and 0.8 rebounds in 6.3 minutes per game. He started versus George Washington and posted 2 points and an assist.[4]

Cummings played in 34 games as a sophomore, starting 32, and averaged 5.8 points, 1.9 assists, and 1.4 steals per game. He posted double-figures scoring in six games, including a season-high 15 points in a victory over Rhode Island.[4]

In his junior season, Cummings was a Second Team Philadelphia Big 5 selection. He averaged 16.8 points, a team-leading 4.6 assists and 1.5 steals in 34.4 minutes per game. He scored 31 points in a game against UCF.[4]

As a senior, Cummings was named to the First Team All-American Athletic Conference.[5] He missed a game against Cincinnati after suffering a strained muscle in his leg on January 10, 2015.[6] He led the team in scoring (14.8 points per game), assists (4.2 per game) and steals (1.9 per game). With 189 free throws made, he finished tied for second in school history in made free throws in a season. Additionally, Cummings completed his collegiate career 35th on Temple's all-time scoring list, and led the team to a 17-win improvement from the previous year, the highest in the nation. Temple reached the NIT semifinals.[7]

Professional career[edit]

2015–16 season[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, Cummings joined the Houston Rockets for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[8] On September 3, 2015, he signed with the Rockets,[9] only to be waived by the team on October 23 after appearing in six preseason games.[10] On November 2, he was acquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Rockets.[11] On November 13, he made his professional debut in a 110–106 win over the Idaho Stampede, recording 11 points and 5 assists in 32 minutes.[12] On January 29, 2016, he was named in the West All-Star team for the 2016 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[13] At the season's end, he was named to the All-NBA D-League Second Team and All-Rookie Team.[14]

On April 29, 2016, Cummings left Rio Grande Valley and signed with Dolomiti Energia Trento of the Italian LBA for the rest of the season.[15] On May 4, he made his debut with Dolomiti Energia in a 73–70 loss to Juvecaserta Basket, recording 12 points, three rebounds and two steals in 18 minutes of the bench.[16]

2016–17 season[edit]

In July 2016, Cummings joined the San Antonio Spurs for the 2016 NBA Summer League,[17] and on July 24, 2016, Cummings signed with Greek Basket League club Aris Thessaloniki.[18]In the semifinals of the 2017 Greek Cup, Cummings scored the game-winning lay-up against AEK Athens, to give Aris the ticket to the Cup Final against Panathinaikos Athens.

2017–18 season[edit]

On July 17, 2017, Cummings signed a 1+1 year deal with the Turkish club Darüşşafaka.[19] Cummings helped Darüşşafaka to win the 2018 EuroCup title.

2018–19 season[edit]

On July 6, 2018, Cummings signed with the German team EWE Baskets Oldenburg for the 2018–19 season.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scout.com College Basketball Recruiting Commits". Scout.com. Fox Sports. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  2. ^ Elliot, Jeff (April 16, 2011). "All-First Coast: Best to come for Providence's Will Cummings". Jacksonville Times-Union. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  3. ^ Pompey, Keith (November 28, 2010). "Temple recruit Will Cummings a true student-athlete". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philly.com. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c "2 – Will Cummings". Temple Owls. Temple University. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "2015 American Athletic Conference All-Conference Teams". American Athletic Conference. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  6. ^ Narducci, Marc (January 31, 2015). "Temple's Will Cummings still recovering from injury". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  7. ^ "Temple's Will Cummings signs with Rockets". CSNPhilly. June 27, 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "2015 Summer League Team Overview". NBA.com. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  9. ^ Feldman, Dan (September 4, 2015). "Report: Rockets signing four free agents, including Chris Walker". NBC Sports. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  10. ^ "Rockets announced today that the team has..." Twitter. October 23, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  11. ^ "RGV VIPERS ANNOUNCE 2015-16 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER". NBA.com. November 2, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  12. ^ "Walker Blocks Six Shots, McDaniels Scores 16 in Vipers' 110-106 Home Opener Win". NBA.com. November 13, 2015. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  13. ^ "Sixteen NBA Veterans Headline Rosters for NBA Development League All-Star Game Presented By Kumho Tire". NBA.com. January 29, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
  14. ^ "NBA Development League Announces 2015-16 All-NBA D-League Teams". NBA.com. April 29, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  15. ^ "Dolomiti Energia, dalla D-League arriva Will Cummings". AquilaBasket.it (in Italian). April 29, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  16. ^ "Regular Season Round 30: JuveCaserta - Dolomiti En. TR 73-70". Eurobasket.com. May 4, 2016. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  17. ^ "SPURS ANNOUNCE 2016 UTAH SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER". NBA.com. July 1, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  18. ^ "Aris signs Will Cummings". arisbc.com. July 24, 2016. Retrieved July 24, 2016.
  19. ^ "Darussafaka signs Will Cummings to a 1+1 deal". sportando.basketball. July 17, 2017. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  20. ^ "EWE Baskets Oldenburg signs Will Cummings". sportando.basketball. July 6, 2018. Retrieved July 6, 2018.

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