Pitt Basketball Lands Significant Guard Transfer

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While the news surrounding Pitt basketball has been pretty negative the past few weeks, it's about time we received some good news.  We've seen a number of players decide to leave Pitt for the transfer portal but just a little bit ago, it was announced one would be joining the Panthers for the upcoming season.

Guard Nelly Cummings announced today on his Twitter that he would be using his last year of eligibility to become a Pitt Panther.  Cummings spent his last three seasons with Colgate, a team that made the NCAA Tournament for winning the Patriot League.  For the Raiders this year, Cummings averaged 15 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.  

Known as a score-first guard, he'll be a great addition to a team that lacks the type of player always looking to get a shot up.  With the return of guard Nike Sibande this season following an ACL injury, we will a much different backcourt in 2022-2023.  This duo should be a lot more fearsome and provide a real threat that the Panthers sorely lacked last season.

Cummings hails from Midland, PA, where he attended Lincoln Park High School.  He stated that returning to his hometown and being around his family again played a large part in his decision to transfer to Pitt.  On a day when it was announced that Pitt lost its fifth player to the transfer portal since the conclusion of last season, it was a welcome sight to see one get added from the portal.  Especially one of Cummings' caliber.  

A surprise commitment to many, Cummings' scoring prowess is a huge get for Coach Jeff Capel.  I'm hopeful that he is the first of many to help bolster this Panthers roster going into next season.