Strengths: One of the most productive players in NCAA. He has improved his game each and every year … Difficult to guard due to his size, all around skills and shooting ability … Possesses a quick release and good mechanics on his shot … He is fundamentally sound and an intelligent player with high basketball IQ … Moves well without the ball looking to get open for jump-shots .517 FG% . Possesses NBA range .387 3PT % … He does a great job of using screens and setting up his defenders (his body always seems to be in good position when shooting the ball) … Scores well on back-doors as well as cutting to the basket … He is a more consistent shooter when his feet are set and coming off screens than when creating shots off the dribble (above average ball handling abilities) … Takes advantage of his height to score over smaller SF and does a good job of posting them up and using a turn around jump-shot … Smart and unselfish player offensively; he can create shots for his teammates making smart passes at the right time 3.4 APG … Much tougher than he looks … Cummard does a good job at rebounding the ball 6.2 RPG due to his long arms as well as positioning himself for rebound … Runs the floor well.
Weaknesses: Cummard lacks great body strength for next level … He struggles defending more athletic and stronger players at SF position (they post him up and body him around the basket); has difficulties staying in front of quicker players due to his average lateral movement … Has to do a better job of creating shots off the dribble and be more consistent. Attack the basket more.
Stevan Petrovic 6/23/09