DeMarcus Cousins is a professional basketball player who plays in the center position for the Golden State Warriors. He is an Olympic gold medalist and a 4-time NBA All-Star Player.
While attending LeFlore Magnet High School, he was chosen for the Parade All-American and also led his team to the Alabama Class 6A Final Four but was unable to beat Parker High Scholl for the state championship. He then continued his basketball career at Kentucky University and helped the team reach the 2010 NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight.
He declared for the 2010 NBA Draft and was selected as the fifth overall pick by the Sacramento Kings. He was chosen for the NBA All-Rookie First Team and the NBA Summer League within the season.
In the 2011 to 2012 Season, he was chosen to join the Rising Stars Challenge. By the next season, his scoring performance was up but he was suspended several times due to his behavior. During the 2014 to 2015 he contracted viral meningitis but was still able to record a career milestone - accomplished by only 2 other players - of 20 points, 20 rebounds, and 10 assist games.
During the 2016 to 2017 Season, he made his sixth career triple-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists but he was still having attitude-related problems which affected his game. Cousins was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans on February 20, 2017.