NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Daniel Cummings (Scarborough, Ont.), a sharp-shooting wing player with extensive international and high school experience, is the latest addition to the Tennessee State men’s basketball recruiting class as Head Coach Dana Ford announced the signing of Cummings to a National Letter of Intent on Thursday.
The Ontario, Canada native spent last season at basketball powerhouse Orangeville Prep at the Athlete Institute of Basketball Academy in Canada. He will enter TSU as a freshman in 2016-17 and have four years of eligibility.
"Daniel comes to us from a prep school program that has produced some of college basketball's elite young prospects. He's body ready, and we're excited about his ability to space the floor with his outside shooting." Ford said. “This spring we made it a priority to add size, shooting and stability to our program. Daniel fits the bill for all three.”
The 6-5 wing earned Orangeville Prep’s Mano Watsa Leadership Award for the 2015-16 season under the direction of Head Coach Larry Blunt. A number of top basketball players have played for Orangeville Prep in recent years including Thon Maker, Jamal Murray (Kentucky), Kyle Alexander (Tennessee) and Jalen Poyser (UNLV), among others.
On the international level, Cummings represented Canada at the 2014 U-17 FIBA World Championships in Dubai. Cummings helped Canada defeat Japan, Australia, Angola and China en route to a run to the quarterfinals. In Canada’s opening game against France, Cummings had his best offensive performance, posting 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting.
Cummings is scheduled to be one of three international players on TSU’s 2016-17 roster, joining Christian Mekowulu (Lagos, Nigeria) and Samson Oyediran (London, England).