Viané Cumber

Year: 2021

Height: 5-10

Position: CG

High School: Sandia (Albuquerque, NM)

Recruiting Status: Verbally committed to New Mexico

Notes: sister of former New Mexico MBB player Adam Cumber; first name is pronounced “vee-a-NAY”

Recruiting Summary for Viané Cumber

offers in 2017: Arizona State, Clemson, New Mexico, New Mexico State, San Diego State

July 2019 offer: Texas Tech

April 3, 2020: committed to Texas Tech

August 17, 2020: decommitted

October 4, 2020: committed to New Mexico


Viané Cumber is optimistic after de-committing from Texas Tech basketball (KRQE, 8/20/2020)

“This was just best for me to de-commit, because I had built a relationship with Coach Marlene and her staff and obviously that changed. So, I mean it hurts definitely, because like you said I was bought in 100 percent. but you just have to keep moving forward,” said Cumber.

Sandia hoops standout Cumber commits to Texas Tech (Albuquerque Journal, 7/31/2020)

“I already had a plan of what I wanted to do, and with all this (coronavirus) stuff going on in the world, I felt today was a good day to (announce),” Cumber said.

The 5-foot-10 guard had six official offers, including New Mexico, New Mexico State, San Diego State, Clemson and Arizona State.

Los Lunas handles West Mesa (Albuquerque Journal, 11/27/2017)

The debut of much-ballyhooed Sandia guard Viané Cumber will be delayed a year. The freshman, who already has no fewer than five Division I offers, has torn her ACL and will not play a single minute for the defending state champions this season. Cumber will have surgery next month, Sandia coach Lee Kettig said.

Young Sandia basketball standout gains attention from NCAA women’s teams (10/30/2017)

Cumber’s offer from Arizona State is unique. ASU saw her in a team camp, then invited her back a few days later to an elite individual camp.

“I felt honored,” Cumber said. “When I went back, I was a little nervous.”

Cumber said Arizona State told her that they had never before offered a scholarship to someone so young. . . .

Tulane, Oregon, Auburn, Maryland, Pepperdine, Indiana and Villanova are among the other schools also looking closely at Cumber.

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