Thursday, June 12, 2008

BYU's Cummard Likely Returning

According to Jeff Goodman of, BYU junior swingman Lee Cummard is likely to return to the Cougars for his senior season. The co-Player of the Year in the Mountain West has had two workouts thus far, and has two more scheduled. Still, he said he is not going to stay in the NBA Draft unless a team guarantees him that he will be selected. "And even then, I’m such a rookie in this process, I don’t even know if I’d trust it," he said. "I'd have to feel comfortable and the only way I’ll feel comfortable is if my coach feels comfortable." Cummard was a surprise entry into the draft process, but he said that he was relatively unknown before and now is on some NBA radars. He also said BYU coach Dave Rose has been involved throughout the last few months. "Coach is handling it all with this process," Cummard said. "Everything goes through him. Nothing happens without him knowing about it." The 6-6 Cummard averaged 15.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game last season, and shot 47 percent from three-point range.

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