Tuesday, August 3, 2010
It happens every summer on the AAU circuit. High school players that have flown relatively under the radar during their high school seasons suddenly attract the attention of college coaches. One player from the Northeast that has caught the eyes of many college coaches is Northfield Mount Hermon (MA) rising junior Evan Cummins.
Northfield Mount Hermon is one of the more recognizable names in the world of high school basketball. Last season, 8 graduates of Northfield Mount Hermon played college ball in the Ivy League. 24 NMH graduates played Division 1 college basketball last year. With numbers like that, it's clear that NMH head coach John Carroll and the teachers at the high school have their students prepared for college.
Head coach John Carroll was nice enough to break down Evan Cummins' game and recruitment for me yesterday. According to Carroll, Evan has played his way to roughly a dozen scholarship offers. Saint Joseph's is one of the schools to extend an offer to Evan, along with Providence, UMass, Boston University, Florida Atlantic, and several others. In addition, Evan is currently hearing from other schools in the PAC-10, Big East, ACC, Atlantic 10, and Ivy League conferences.
This summer, Evan played on the NE Playaz AAU team. The 6'8 forward is "very athletic with tremendous defensive ability," according to his high school coach. John Carroll went on to say that Evan is a "tremendous passer for his position" and "an elite player in transition on both ends of the floor."
Evan is clearly a talented player on the court, and according to his coach a terrific student. It looks like Evan will have plenty of choices when it comes time for him to make a college decision. He is certainly a player that coaches will continue to keep tabs on.
Photo of Evan Cummins courtesy of NewEnglandRecruitingReport.com