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Pitt Officially Signs Pittsburgh Native, Former Colgate Star Nelly Cummings



On Friday, Pitt made it official with transfer commit Nelly Cummings, singing Cummings to a financial aid agreement.

“Nelly is an excellent lead guard who can make an immediate impact in our program,” head coach Jeff Capel said in a release. “He has a mature approach to the game and brings excellent leadership qualities. Nelly’s scoring ability, perimeter shooting and ability to handle the ball make him a strong fit in our backcourt. We look forward to working with him and helping him continue to grow his game.”

Pittsburgh Native Nelly Cummings Commits to Pitt

Cummings, a 6-foot guard, averaged 14.7 points per game for Colgate last season, hitting 62 threes on the year for a 36% mark from deep. The two-time All-Patriot League selection has played in over 100 games in his career, scoring more than 1,100 points in one season at Bowling Green State and three at Colgate.

Weeks ago, he became Pitt’s first commitment of the offseason, choosing to come home to Pittsburgh after hearing from a long list of schools once in the transfer portal.

The Panthers still have seven open scholarships to fill for next season’s team, as numerous players from last year’s squad will not be returning. Mo Gueye ran out of eligibility, and Onye Ezeakudo, Femi Odukale, Dan Oladapo, Ithiel Horton, Max Amadasun, and Noah Collier all entered the transfer portal.

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