Colgate’s 2021-22 season ended just four days ago — when Johnny Davis caught fire and led Wisconsin to a first round NCAA Tournament victory over the Raiders. In that brief span of time, though, veteran Colgate point guard Nelly Cummings has become a coveted name in the transfer portal.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, the 6-foot guard has been in contact with a number of programs, including several from the ACC: Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Clemson and NC State.
Colgate transfer Nelly Cummings tells ESPN he’s heard from Oklahoma, Minnesota, Clemson, Arkansas, Pitt, Florida, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Stanford, VCU, Washington, Temple, NC State, Wichita State and others.
14.7 PPG. First-team All-Patriot selection. Had 20 vs. Wisconsin.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 22, 2022
It’s clear: these four programs will be very active in the transfer portal in 2022. There’s too much roster churn to not be proactive in this regard.
Ironically, Cummings played against Pittsburgh and NC State this season. He scored 19 points (5-of-7 3PA) in a 3-point loss at NC State. In December, Cummings scored 17 points in a 3-point loss at Pittsburgh.
Cummings also played well in a 15-point victory at Syracuse — 18 points, 6 3-pointers — and the postseason loss to Wisconsin (20 points and 6 assists).
Cummings started his college career at Bowling Green in 2017; however, following the 2017-18 season, he transferred to Colgate. During his time at Colgate, Cummings appeared in 79 games (78 starts); he averaged 12.7 points, 2.4 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game.
He’s an excellent shooter, too. While at Colgate, Cummings shot 36.9 percent on 3-point attempts and 81.3 percent at the foul line.
In total, Cummings has played in 109 college games and has 1,112 points to his name.
Georgia Tech has already lost veteran forward Khalid Moore to the transfer portal. With veteran guard Michael Devoe likely to leave for the NBA Draft, Josh Pastner needs to find shooting and ball handling, especially following a disappointing 2021-22 season from Deivon Smith.