Accolades: First Team Parade All-American - high school (09), McDonald’s All-American - high school (09).
Scouting Report: A big man with good skills.
Strengths: Big and strong. Huge wingspan. Overpowers defenders in the post. Can dribble the ball well for a big man. Good passer. Great shot blocker. Has range on his jumper.
Weaknesses: Not super-athletic or an explosive leaper. Needs to improve his conditioning. Post moves are still raw. Anger management issues.
Projected 2010 Draft Range: Mid first round pick.
Consensus: Cousins is definitely a high-level NBA prospect due to his size and skills. How he does in Coach Calipari’s system at Kentucky will determine if he is a lottery pick or a late first rounder.
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= Superstar/All-NBA Potential - Michael Beasley
= Potential NBA All-Star - Derrick Rose
= Consistent NBA Starter - Brook Lopez
= 6th Man/Fringe Starter - Russell Westbrook
= Career Reserve - Roy Hibbert
= Fringe NBA Player/12th Man - JR Giddens
0 stars = Life in the Minor Leagues - Drew Neitzel