Terry Cummings

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Basketball player
Terry Cummings
Player information
Full name Robert Terrell Cummings
Nickname Terry, The Preacherman (Eng .: the preacher)
birthday 15th March 1961 (age 59)
place of birth Chicago , Illinois , United States
size 206 cm
Weight 100 kg
position Power Forward / Center
High school Carver, Chicago, Illinois
college DePaul
NBA draft 1982 , 2nd pick, San Diego Clippers
Jersey number 34.35
Clubs as active
1982–1984 San Diego Clippers 1984–1989 Milwaukee Bucks 1989–1995 San Antonio Spurs 1995–1996 Milwaukee Bucks 1997 Seattle SuperSonics 1997–1998 Philadelphia 76ers 1998 New York Knicks 1999–2000 Golden State WarriorsUnited StatesUnited States
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Robert Terrell Cummings (born March 15, 1961 in Chicago , Illinois ) is a retired American basketball player . He played 18 seasons in the NBA in the position of power forward or center .

After Terry Cummings attended DePaul University , he was selected second in the 1982 draft by the San Diego Clippers . He played for the Clippers from 1982 to 1984. In 1984 he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks . He was active for the Bucks until 1989. Then he was in the squad of the San Antonio Spurs until he moved back to the Milwaukee Bucks in 1995. After that he was only active for one season for the Seattle SuperSonics . In the 1997/98 season he played games for the Philadelphia 76ers and the New York Knicks . Finally, from 1998 to 2000, Cummings stood for the Golden State Warriors on the floor.


Terry Cummings was selected second in the 1982 NBA Draft by the San Diego Clippers . He immediately established himself as the star player of the Clippers and was named NBA Rookie of the Year in 1982/83 after scoring 23.7 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. He thus led the NBA All-Rookie Team of this year. After two years with the Clippers, he was transferred to the Milwaukee Bucks in the summer of 1984 , where he had his best athletic time. Cummings was twice in an NBA All-Star Game (1984/85 and 1988/89). He was also elected to the NBA All-Second Team in 1985. With the Bucks he reached the NBA playoffs every year. 1989 he transferred to the San Antonio Spurs , there formed Cummings alongside David Robinson and Sean Elliott a strong frontcourt and came in the first three years to 19 points and 8 rebounds on average. In 1992, Cummings suffered a serious knee injury and was out for most of the season. He never found his all-star form back after his recovery and lost his starting spot to Dennis Rodman , but remained a consistent player off the bench. For the past few years, Cummings played for various NBA teams before retiring from the Golden State Warriors at the age of 38 .

Private life

Cummings has three children, two of whom are with his ex-wife. His son TJ Cummings was a professional basketball player himself who was active in Japan for many years.

Cummings became a Protestant pastor at the age of 16 and served a . a. the marriage of his teammate Sean Elliott . Hence his nickname "The Preacherman" (Eng .: the preacher).

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The Lord's power forward , Chicago Tribune