DeMarcus Cousins: NBA Draft

May 28th, 2009

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DeMarcus Cousins


College: Kentucky

Class: Freshman

Position: PF

Height: 6’9”

Weight: 250lbs


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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