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Nelly Cummings Signs Contract with Pro Basketball Club AEL Limassol BC in Cyprus



Early Thursday morning, AEL Limassol BC, a professional basketball club in Cyprus, announced that former Pitt guard Nelly Cummings has officially joined the team.

Cummings, a 6-foot guard who is originally from Midland, PA, is one of five Americans on this year’s roster for AEL Limassol. AEL Limassol was founded in 1930, and has won 13 Cyprus League championships. Limassol is located on the southern coast of Cyprus, and has a population of 101,000.

Cummings played one season for Pitt after starting his career with stints at Bowling Green State and Colgate. In 36 games this past year, he played over scored 11.1 points, dished out 4.8 assists, and grabbed 2.6 rebounds per game. Cummings shot 36% from three-point range as well. He stepped up big in Pitt’s biggest games of the year, scoring 15 points in Pitt’s First Four NCAA Tournament game against Mississippi State and 13 against Iowa State in Pitt’s Round of 64 win. He worked out for the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets prior to this year’s NBA Draft, but went un-drafted.

Cummings told Pittsburgh Sports Now that he will still compete for Zoo Crew in the upcoming TBT tournament. Zoo Crew has its first game scheduled for Wednesday, July 26 at 9 p.m. against Herd That (Marshall alumni) in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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