Terry Cummings to be Enshrined in Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame
CHICAGO – Former DePaul basketball All-American Terry Cummings will be enshrined in the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame on September 14 at Hawthorne Race Course the organization has announced.
Cummings is part of an 18-member induction class which will also include former Chicago Bears great Richard Dent, Phoenix Suns CEO Jerry Colangelo, Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delaney, former Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame Centerfielder Kirby Puckett, Bradley Head Basketball Coach Jim Les and Chicago sports radio personality Mike North.
A two-time All-American, Cummings played for the Blue Demons from 1979-82 and amassed 1,398 points and 857 rebounds in his three seasons. He still ranks 12th on the school’s all-time list in scoring and seventh in rebounding. Cummings is one of just three players in DePaul history to record 1,300 points and 800 rebounds in a career. With Cummings in the line-up the Blue Demons posted a sparkling 79-6 record and played in three NCAA Tournaments. He was also enshrined in the DePaul University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004.
The second pick of the 1982 NBA Draft by the San Diego Clippers, Cummings played in the league from 1982-2000, spending time with San Diego, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Seattle, Philadelphia, Toronto, New York and Golden State. He was the 1983 NBA Rookie of the Year and an All-Star Game participant in 1985 and 1989. Cummings was also named to the All-NBA Team in both the 1985 and 1989.
Chicago sports broadcaster Mike Adamle will emcee the program which will be held in the Gold Cup Room at Hawthorne Race Course (3501 South Laramie, Stickney, Ill.). Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. with the buffet dinner and ceremony to begin at 6:30. Tickets are $100 each; $1,000 for a table of 10 and $1,500 for a sponsorship table, which includes a full page ad in the Hall of Fame program. For ticket information, call (708) 780-7050.