DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins

Basketball Player

DeMarcus Amir Cousins is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. Nicknamed "Boogie", he played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats, where he was an All-American in 2010.

Full Name
Aug 13, 1990
6′ 10″
Net Worth


DeMarcus Amir Cousins was born on August 13, 1990 in Mobile, Alabama. He is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended LeFlore Magnet High School and was rated as a five-star recruit by In 2010, he declared for the NBA Draft and was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the fifth overall pick.

Cousins had an immediate impact on the Kings’ organization and became an All-Star starting in his second season. He led the league in technical fouls during the 2015–16 season, but also set career highs in points per game (24.1) and rebounds per game (12.7). After six seasons with Sacramento, Cousins was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in 2017, where he suffered a torn Achilles tendon in 2018. Following rehabilitation from his injury, Cousins signed with Golden State Warriors for one year before signing with Houston Rockets for two years in 2019. 

Cousins has been named to four All-Star teams, three All-NBA teams and one All-Defensive team during his career so far. He is also a three-time winner of the Western Conference Player of the Week Award and holds several of Sacramento's franchise records including most points scored in a single game (56) and most double-doubles achieved in a single season (65).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">DeMarcus Cousins is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 13, 1990, DeMarcus Cousins was born in Mobile, Alabama.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">McDonald's All-American</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Named a McDonald's All-American and selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Selected 5th Overall by the Sacramento Kings</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Selected as the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st All-Star Selection</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Becomes the first Kings player since 2004 to be named an All-Star.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to the New Orleans Pelicans</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and future draft picks.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with the Golden State Warriors</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signed with the Golden State Warriors on a one year deal worth $5.3 million.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins His First NBA Championship</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins his first NBA championship as a member of the Golden State Warriors.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Versatile Player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">DeMarcus Cousins is a very versatile player. He has the ability to play and defend multiple positions, making him an asset to any team he plays for. He also has great ball handling and post moves, making him a threat on both ends of the court.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Amazing Rebounder</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">DeMarcus Cousins is an amazing rebounder. His size and strength make him one of the best rebounders in the league. He has averaged double digit rebounds in each of his seasons in the NBA. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Great Leader</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">DeMarcus Cousins is a great leader. He is unselfish and puts the team first. He is always willing to help his teammates out and takes responsibility for his mistakes. He encourages his teammates to give their best effort and never gives up on them. </p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First UK Player to be Drafted in the NBA</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">DeMarcus Cousins was the first player from the University of Kentucky to be drafted into the NBA.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Five Time NBA All-Star</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">DeMarcus Cousins is a five time NBA All-Star and has been a part of the All-Star team for five consecutive years.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Holds Several Records</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">DeMarcus Cousins holds several records, including the most rebounds (17) and assists (14) by a center in a single NBA game.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Youngest Player to Record a Triple Double</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At age 20, DeMarcus Cousins became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple double.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Skilled at Other Sports</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In addition to basketball, DeMarcus Cousins has also shown great skill in football and track & field.</p></div>


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