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One of the best backcourt players from the Pittsburgh area was on campus in Indiana this weekend.
Nelly Cummings, a 6-foot point guard from Lincoln Park, Midland, Pennsylvania drove 6.5 hours to Bloomington on Friday and made an unofficial visit on Saturday.
Cummings said he heard from Tom Crean after the AAU Super Showcase 16U Championship in Louisville, where he helped lead All-Ohio Red to a championship.
“Coach Crean texted me,” Cummings told Inside the Hall. “And we’ve talked since then and arranged an unofficial visit three or four weeks ago.”
As a sophomore at Lincoln Park, Cummings averaged 23.5 points per game, finishing second in the AA class in Pennsylvania.
Cummings is still waiting for his first scholarship offer, but in addition to the IU’s interest, he mentioned Pittsburgh, Mount St. Marys, Ohio, Duquesne, Americans, Cornell and Princeton as schools that showed interest.
“I think I opened some eyes the way I played (in July),” he said. “I have no offers. I feel like I played well and I feel undervalued and underrated right now. I like that. It motivates me and keeps me going. “
The aspiring junior said a few things came up on his first trip to Indiana.
“I’ve learned the importance of player development at Indiana,” said Cummings. “I enjoyed the whole experience. I learned a lot. Coach Crean pays great attention to details. I definitely like that about him. I like that he appreciates the underrated players and likes people who are as hungry as me.
“Actually, I liked everything. The facilities were good, with a lot of history. Everything was just very good. I loved Indiana. “
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– Nelly Cummings (@Ambition ___ 3) August 29, 2015
As he prepares for his junior season, Cummings said his main goal is to lead his team to a state championship. In addition, he is focused on building his game further.
“I was working on my jump shot,” he said. “I’ve just worked on my entire game, grip, jumping ability, speed and really everything. I try to be the best that I can be. “
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