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KentuckyCOMMITTED (04/08/2009)OfferedNone
Kansas St.NoneOfferedNoneFrank Martin, Matt Figger
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Scouting Report on DeMarcus Cousins

by Jerry Meyer - 12/10/2007
An impressively physical presence, Cousins has the ability to dominate the interior. He can score in traffic and rebound in a crowd. Defensively, he is extremely difficult to score over. Not limited to being effective around the basket, Cousins can also operate on the perimeter. Perhaps his most underrated skill is his passing ability. Maturing emotionally is his biggest challenge in the development of his game.

Jerry Meyer serves as a national scout and recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. He played at Lipscomb University where be became college basketball's all-time career assist leader. Meyer earned Mr. Basketball honors in the state of Tennessee as a high school junior and senior. He has served as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt and also co-authored the book, "Basketball Skills and Drills."

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2010 NBA Draft: When they were prospects06/26/2010 Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting

Rivals.com's No. 1-ranked prospect was the No. 1 selection in the 2010 NBA Draft on Thursday. But John Wall was not the only player that Rivals.com saw eye-to-eye with the NBA on when we were rating them as prospects and potential pros. We take a look back at what we thought of Thursday's first-round picks when they were high school players with NBA dreams.

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Big men push East over the West04/01/2009Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
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Buzz of uncertainty at McD's practice03/31/2009Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
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McD's practice: Monday standouts03/30/2009Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
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McD's: Initial Observations03/29/2009Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
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Memphis moves to No. 1 in team rankings03/18/2009Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Meyer's Mailbag: 2009 big men ready for impact03/12/2009Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
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2008 Nike Global Challenge Highlights08/19/2008OregonPreps.com
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2008 Nike Global Challenge07/22/2008NYCHoops.net
Peach Jam: Saturday evening07/13/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
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