Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 6/28/12
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pat Cummings, who played with five NBA teams, including the Bucks,over a 12-year career after being selected Metro Conference Player of the Year at Cincinnati, was found dead in a New York apartment, according to police. He was 55. He was drafted by Milwaukee in the third round of the 1979 NBA Draftand spent three seasons with the Bucks before he was traded to Dallas in 1982. Mostly a reserve with the Bucks, Cummings averaged 7.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in 223 games, making seven starts. Cummings spenttwo seasons with Dallas beforesigning with the New York Knicks as a free agent in 1984 and also played for Miami and Utah. The 6-foot-9 Cummings, a native of Johnstown, Pa., was found Tuesday afternoon, police said Wednesday. They said the cause of death was to be determined but foul play wasn't suspected. A two-time all-conference selection, Cummings averaged 17.1 points and 8.3 rebounds during his four seasons with the Bearcats (1975-76, 1978-79). He averaged 9.6 points and 5.6 rebounds over his career with his first two seasons in New York his best when he averaged 15.8 and 15.7 points.
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