Forsyth’s dynamic duo speak of unity

Khaliq McCummings, No. 0, looks for an open teammate during their Lash/Chronicle Tournament game.

Forsyth’s dynamic duo speak of unity
February 16
04:45 2017

Photo by Timothy Ramsey



Savon Brintley and Khaliq McCummings have been the go-to scorers for the Eagles of East Forsyth all season.  The Eagles have been one of the top teams in the county all season and fell just short of winning their respective conference and finished with a 17-4 record overall.

Brintley is a silky wingman with the ability to get to the basket at will.  He also can get very hot and put up big numbers on the scoreboard in an instance.

McCummings is a prolific scorer in his own right.  His preferred area to score the basketball is from the outside due to him being a dead-eye jump shooter with the ability to light it up from behind the arc.

“Both are tweener guards, in between a two-guard and a point guard as far as size is concerned,” said JV head coach Rodney Minor.  “Khaliq shoots the ball extremely well while Savon drives the ball very well, so they kind of balance one another out.”

“Khaliq will stay around the perimeter and Savon attacks the basket a lot more, so it makes it easier for them to play together because they play two totally different styles of ball.”

Savon says he was attracted to the game at a young age by watching basketball on TV.  Khaliq says he had few role models growing up that played basketball so he wanted to try it and wound up loving the game.

Brintley says he feels as though his best attributes on the court are scoring the ball close to the rim and getting his teammates involved.  For McCummings he thinks his strong suit is shooting the basketball whether from the field or from the free throw line.  Savon says he knows his shooting ability needs work and Khaliq says he needs to work on his rebounding.

Both young men think the season has gone very well for them individually but more importantly as a team.

“I think we did a heck of a job playing together,” said Brintley.  “I just feel like we did well overall because we played as a team, well really more like a family.

Khaliq added, “we all played team ball and worked well together.  We don’t have any ball hogs on the team and we really are like a big family.”

Lebron James, Russell Westbrook and John Wall are the players that Savon says he looks up to.  For Khaliq, he says he likes Russell Westbrook as well as Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson.

Minor says he expects good things from both of these young men going forward on the varsity level. He says he would not be surprised if both of them made it to the collegiate level to play basketball there.

Khaliq says his favorite subject in school is biology and would love to either become a cardiologist or a forensic investigator.  He says his dream school would be the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Savon’s favorite subject is civics and would like to like to attend Duke University.  Outside of basketball his career choice would be in business management.

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