DeMarcus Cousins Wiki: Height, Olympics, and 4 Things to Know About Him

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Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, has been in the news lately thanks to his superior skills on the basketball court. The 6’11” star player from the U.S.A will be showcasing his basketball chops in the men’s tournament semifinals against Spain on Friday (Aug 19). Basketball fanatics have been frantically Googling terms like, “DeMarcus Cousins Wiki,” “DeMarcus Cousins Height,” and “Olympic Games Rio 2016,” but don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the 26-year-old’s with our Demarcus Cousins wiki.

Here are four facts to know about American professional basketball player, DeMarcus Cousins:

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#1 He is Nicknamed “Boogie”

In spite of his statuesque frame, the Sacramento Kings star is nicknamed “Boogie.” It is rumored that he received the name from his former coach (Rockets legend, Rod Strickland) at the University of Kentucky because of his unique ability to perform classic finesse moves, that many guards couldn’t. Coach Strickland, a retired NBA player himself, told Cousins that he had a lot of “Boogie,” and since then, the name has stuck.

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#2 His Brother is a Basketball Pro Too

DeMarcus’ younger brother Jaleel Cousins, is a professional basketball player as well. The 6’10” center is 22 years old and has been playing for the South Florida Bulls for the last two seasons. In May 2016, the former USF player was arrested after an altercation in a South Tampa bar. He was booked for a misdemeanor on the charges of battery, and resisting an officer without violence. According to public records, Jaleel was released on $1000 bond the following morning. DeMarcus was reportedly also at the bar with his younger brother when the brawl occurred.

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#3 He is Member of the National Team

Cousins was a part of the U.S.A national team, that bagged the gold medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. He is currently involved in NBA trade rumors, and has been associated with various teams. The latest court side gossip is that Cousins wants to drop the Cleveland Cavaliers and join the Chicago Bulls. Everyone is wondering how the Sacramento Kings and Chicago Bulls will pursue the trade for Boogie, and it has been speculated that they may swap young talents for him.

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#4 He Had a Stellar High School and College Career

DeMarcus was considered to be a five-star recruit and was listed as the No. 1 power forward. He was ranked as the No. 2 player in 2009. Born in Mobile, Alabama, Cousins attended LeFlore Magnet High School. He played in the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit and the Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden. Initially, Cousins committed to Alabama-Birmingham in 2008, but failed to sign a letter of intent. He retracted his commitment, giving it to Memphis instead, a year later. His professional career began with the Sacramento Kings and he was picked fifth in the overall draft. He has continued to play for them since 2010.

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