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Friday, June 25, 2010
DeMarcus Cousins (born August 13, 1990) is an American basketball player. Cousins is a 6'11", 290 lb power forward/center who played collegiately at the University of Kentucky. He was selected 5th overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 2010 NBA Draft.

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Cousins was named to the 2009 McDonald's All-American Team where he scored 14 points and had 8 rebounds. Cousins also played in the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit at the Rose Garden in Portland and the Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden where he scored 10 points for the black team. Cousins led LeFlore to the Alabama class 6A Final Four against Hillcrest that beat austin high school to progress to the state championship. but fell short to future teammate Eric Bledsoe and Parker High School. He decided to go to the university of Mississippi after talking to Austin High's catcher Drew Sanders. But after the coach got fired Committed to Kentucky.

Cousins first committed to UAB on February 28, 2008 but never signed a letter of intent because he wanted to be released if UAB's head coach, Mike Davis, left for another school, but the school refused to comply with this condition. Cousins decomitted from UAB and committed to Memphis on March 9, 2009. He reopened his recruitment after then Memphis coach John Calipari was hired at Kentucky. On April 7, 2009, Cousins decided to follow John Calipari to Kentucky. He signed his Letter of Intent on April 15. At Kentucky, Cousins averaged 15.1 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. Led by Cousins and John Wall, the Wildcats reached the Elite Eight of the 2010 NCAA Tournament.
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On April 7, 2010, Cousins announced that he would forgo his final three seasons of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2010 NBA Draft, where he is expected to be a high lottery selection. He was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the fifth pick in the first round.


* 2009–10 SEC Freshman of the Year
* 2009 McDonald's All-American team selection
* 2009 Jordan Brand High School All-American team selection

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