DeMarcus Cousins life and biography

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DeMarcus Cousins biography

Date of birth : 1990-08-13
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Mobile, Albama, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-30
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, center for the Sacramento Kings, NBA Draft

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DeMarcus Cousins is an American professional basketball player with the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at the University of Kentucky.

Selected by Sacramento as an undergraduate out Kentucky with the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft … Signed a multi-year contract with the Kings (7/7/10) … Is the third freshman in the last four lotteries taken by Sacramento (Tyreke Evans in 2009 & Spencer Hawes in 2007) … Only the second Wildcat player chosen in Kings history, joining Bob Guyette (picked No. 49 overall in 1975) … One of a record five players selected in the first round from the same university, including John Wall (No. 1 overall), Patrick Patterson (No. 14 overall), Eric Bledsoe (No. 18 overall), and Daniel Orton (No. 29 overall) … Is the 19th player in franchise history to don jersey number 15 (last was John Salmons in 2008-09) … One of 13 early entry candidates selected by Sacramento in the first round over the past 16 NBA Drafts (others – Corliss Williamson in 1995, Peja Stojakovic in 1996, Tariq Abdul-Wahad [formerly Olivier Saint-Jean] in 1997, Jason Williams in 1998, Hedo Turkoglu in 2000, Gerald Wallace in 2001, Kevin Martin in 2004, Francisco Garcia in 2005, Quincy Douby in 2006, Spencer Hawes in 2007, and Tyreke Evans & Omri Casspi in 2009.

2010 NBA Las Vegas Summer League:
Averaged 14.5 ppg (.333 FG%, 0-1 3pt, .735 FT%), 9.8 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.50 spg, and 1.16 bpg in starting all six contests … Named the T-Mobile Summer Rookie of the Month after pacing the Kings in points, rebounds, and steals … Led all LVSL players in rebounding and ranked 31st in scoring and 22nd in blocked shots … Logged four double-doubles … Netted 14 points (5-11 FG, 4-6 FT) with a team-high 10 rebounds vs. Detroit (7/12) … Posted a game-best 19 points (8-20 FG, 3-3 FT), a team-high 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals, and two blocks against the LA Lakers (7/13) … Contributed a team-high 22 points (9-17 FG, 4-7 FT), a game-best 12 rebounds, a team-high five assists, four steals, and a block vs. Chicago (7/14).

2009-10 :
Earned Associated Press First Team and John R. Wooden All-American honors after averaging 15.1 ppg (.558 FG%, .604 FT%), 9.8 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.97 spg, 1.76 bpg, and 23.5 mpg in 38 games (started 37) as a freshman at Kentucky … Named the SEC Freshman of the Year and garnered First Team All-SEC accolades … Honored as a finalist for the 2010 Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy (given to the nation’s top player by the USBWA) … Led the conference with 20 double-doubles, eclipsing the previous UK freshman record of 11 held by Chris Mills (1988-89) … Trailed only John Wall (16.6 ppg) in scoring and led the team in rebounding and blocks … Scored in double-figures on 31 occasions and tallied 20 or more points four times … Recorded career-highs with 27 points (10-15 FG, 7-13 FT) and 18 rebounds vs. Sam Houston State (11/19/09) … Contributed 24 points (8-14 FG, 8-11 FT) and 10 rebounds vs. UNC Asheville (11/30/09) … Hauled in 12 rebounds and tied a career-best with 27 points (9-17 FG, 9-10 FT) at South Carolina (1/26/10) … Named the SEC Freshman of the Week after collecting 19 points (6-11 FG, 7-9 FT), five rebounds, three steals, and a block at Vanderbilt (2/20/10) and 19 points (7-11 FG, 5-8 FT), 14 rebounds, three assists, and one block at Mississippi State (2/16/10) … Earned the same distinction after tallying 19 points (6-13 FG, 7-10 FT) and 14 rebounds at LSU (2/6/10) and adding 18 points (6-14 FG, 6-10 FT), 13 rebounds, and four blocks vs. Ole Miss (2/2/10) … Corralled a career-high tying 18 rebounds to complement 18 points (7-14 FG 4-8 FT) against Louisville (1/2/10) … Posted 19 points and 15 rebounds vs. Tennessee in a 74-45 Wildcat triumph in the SEC Tournament (3/13/10) … Supplied a 19-point, eight-rebound effort against Wake Forest in the NCAA Tournament Second Round, helping Kentucky to a 90-60 win and berth in the Sweet 16 (3/20/10).

COLLEGE:

Cousins first committed to Alabama-Birmingham 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. 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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