Bryce Cummings delivers a harmonious performance, hitting notes and hits with precise rhythmic balance, whether in a concert hall or on a basketball court.
The Lincoln High senior defines versatility – brilliant as a combo guard and seasoned violist. He combines these gifts combine to produce favorable results.
The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra is 7-3 in Tuesday’s game against FAMU DRS on the final day of the Capital City Holiday Classic at Tallahassee Community College.
On Monday, he opened the annual event with a 57-47 victory over Lee County (Ga.).
Four Trojans hit double digits in this contest.
Jaylen Austin led the way with a high of 13 points. Lex Thomas was next in the standings with 11. Keelen Coley and Josh Robertson added 10 points each.
Cummings had seven points in the scorer’s book.
That total was lower than he has normally done this season. Nonetheless, he understands that the melody of this concerto was that his team were victorious.
âIt was a good game for us. There were a few defensive mishaps but we came together as a team,â said Cummings.
“We have great chemistry and a great coach. We’re in a good position and have motivation. We don’t discriminate against any opponent. They’re all equal. As long as we’re running business, we’ll do a good job.”
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Lincoln and Lee County came together in the first half. At the break, the hometown Trojans maintained a slim 40-39 lead.
They escaped in the third quarter before securing a 10-point triumph.
‘Song of Redemption’
Cummings remembers the heartbreak of the 2021 State Tournament. Lincoln lost 50-47 to Forest in the dying seconds of the Class 6A regional final.
While he doesn’t dwell on it too much, the loss serves as a motivation to work harder in training and display effective execution in games.
His goal this year is to end the high school days with the key change of hoisting the FHSAA Class 6A trophy.
âYou can’t let last year’s playoffs linger. You have to learn from it,â Cummings said.
“Ever since that shot went up and the bells rang, I’ve always wanted to go further. I think we’ve got something to prove. The state championship is my goal.”
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Cummings represents a talented senior class with Robertson, Austin and Gabe Graham. This quartet makes sure everyone stays focused in every game.
âWe have great senior leadership. We push juniors, sophomores and freshmen to do their best on the pitch. We are pushing ourselves and it is showing right now,â he said. declared.
‘Arts and entertainment
Cummings’ love of music as a performer began in fifth grade at Kate Sullivan Elementary School.
He picked up the viola and never put it down.
Although he loves all the pieces, Mozart’s work is the slam dunk on his list.
The Trojan horse star also has a knack for the art of sketching.
When not dribbling or playing with the bow, Cummings draws characters in his sketchbook.
Among his favorites is the recreation of anime characters. The must-have renderings are the cast of Naruto.
College hoops and beyond
Cummings is a combo guard who can slide forward as well. In Monday’s game against Lee County, he lined up in the middle for the first ball.
âHe’s our best athlete. He can skip the gym and do things that a lot of players can’t do, âsaid Lincoln head coach Matt Anderson.
“You can’t pull him away from the glass. He can knock down three and his handling of the ball is advancing. He has a bright future.”
The recruiting process has been relatively smooth for Cummings this year. He attended a few camps this summer and drew attention to different programs.
His education plans are to study physical therapy.
âYou have to be patient. The time will come,â Cummings said.
“A good education is a primary goal. You have to take it one day at a time and stay on top of your homework. You have to be patient.”
In terms of the system, he declares that basketball is becoming a “game without position”. He’s ready to line up anywhere on the floor for his future college team.
Tuesday program of the Capital Festival Classic
FAMU DRS vs. Lincoln 10 a.m.
Leon vs. Munroe, 11:45 p.m.
Gadsden vs. Maclay, 1:30 p.m.
Rickards vs. Lee, 3:15 p.m.
Florida High vs. Crossroad, 5 p.m.
Godby vs. Marianna, 6:45 p.m.
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