April 19, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Monte Cummings of Quincy, Fla. has signed a
national letter of intent to play basketball at Florida State University.
A 6-4 shooting guard, Cummings averaged 16.8 points, 4.9 rebounds
and 4.3 assists per game last season in helping Southeastern (Iowa)
Community College to the National Junior College Athletic Association
National Championship. He earned third team NJCAA All-America honors last
season, was named to the NJCAA National All-Tournament team and was the
Most Valuable Player at the Addias Junior College All-American Game two
weeks ago. Cummings hit 60.0 percent of his field goal attempts
(225-of-375) and 69.4 percent from the free throw line (168-of-242) in
helping his team to a school record 34 wins against four losses.
“Monte is a great competitor,” said Seminole head coach Steve
Robinson. “His credentials indicate what kind of ability he has. He was
the leading scorer on a national championship team but he puts winning
ahead of individual goals. He is very versatile, active and mature.”
Cummings’ maturity stems from a four-year stint in the United
States Army after graduating from Shanks High School. He will begin his
career at Florida State as a 24-year old.
Cummings selected Florida State over Georgia and Louisville.