Nelly Cummings picked among Post-Gazette 'Fab 5'
March 29, 2016
It's a spring tradition in high school basketball — the Post-Gazette Fabulous 5. The P-G has been picking the boys Fabulous 5 for close to four decades. The team is made up of the top five players in the WPIAL and City League and is picked by the P-G scholastic sports staff, with help from high school and college coaches. Many former Fab 5 players have gone on to big things in college and even made it to the NCAA FInal Four. A few have even made the NBA. Allderdice's James Jackson, Beaver Falls' Josh Creach, North Hills' Nick Smith, Lincoln Park's Nelly Cummings, Allderdice's Ramon Creighton.
Lincoln Park, 5-11, Guard, Junior
The scoop: Can play point guard or shooting guard. A starter since freshman year who has 1,521 career points. Averaged 23.3 points, 4 assists and 2 steals this season for WPIAL Class AA finalist and PIAA semifinalist. An excellent shooter, Cumming had 64 3-pointers this season.
College talk: Has not made a decision, but has scholarship offers from Robert Morris, Mount St. Mary's, St. Francis, Pa., Bowling Green and High Point.
Most memorable moment this season: I'd have to go with scoring my 1,000th point in front of the home crowd.
Favorite basketball player of all time: Kobe Bryant.
Should high school basketball have a shot clock: I do believe they should. About 35 seconds.
Most underrated part of your game: I'd say my passing ability. I don't get a lot of credit for that.
Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook: Twitter.
Nike, adidas, Under Armour and how many pair of sneakers do you own: Nike, and I have around 35 or 40 pair.
One of your favorites to follow on Twitter: I don't follow a lot of people. Maybe LeBron.
People might be surprised to know: I'm a 4.0 student.
About Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School
Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School (www.lppacs.org) is a Pennsylvania public school providing a state-approved academic program and pre-professional training for grades 7-12 in music, theater, dance, creative writing, health science arts and media arts. The school enrolls students from more than 65 surrounding school districts.
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