Marcus Cousin

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Not to be confused with DeMarcus Cousins, a basketball player in the National Basketball Association.
Marcus Cousin
No. 50 – Krasny Oktyabr
Position Center
League VTB United League
Personal information
Born (1986-12-18) December 18, 1986 (age 28)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school Randallstown (Baltimore, Maryland)
College Seton Hall (2004–2006)
Houston (2007–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Turkey)
2010 Hapoel Gilboa Galil (Israel)
2010–2011 Austin Toros (D-League)
2011 Utah Jazz
2011 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
2012 Guaiqueríes de Margarita (Venezuela)
2012 Caneros de La Romana (Dominican Rep.)
2012–2013 Kyoto Hannaryz (Japan)
2013–present Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd (Russia)
Career highlights and awards
  • All-NBA D-League Second Team (2011)
  • NBA D-League All-Defensive Second Team (2011)
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2011)
  • Ligat HaAl champion (2010)

Marcus Lynn Cousin, Jr. (pronounced coo-ZON; born December 18, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Krasny Oktyabr of the VTB United League. He played college basketball for Seton Hall University and the University of Houston.

High school career[edit]

Cousin attended Randallstown High School in Baltimore, Maryland. During his junior season, he averaged 14 points and 7 rebounds per game. He also participated in the Charm City Classic All-Star game. During his senior season, he averaged 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks per game before sitting out the final two months with an ankle injury.[1] Michigan State, Nebraska, USC and Massachusetts were all interested in Cousin, but he eventually decided to sign with Seton Hall.[1]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Seton Hall, Cousin played sparingly. In 18 games (no starts), he averaged 0.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 6 minutes per game.[1]

In his sophomore season, he helped the Pirates to an 18-12 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament against Wichita State. In 26 games (13 starts), he averaged 2.1 points and 3.5 rebounds in 13.1 minutes per game.[1]

In 2006, he transferred to the University of Houston. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he was forced to sit out the 2006–07 season.[1]

In his redshirted junior season at Houston, he finished third on the team in blocks with 22. In 29 games (no starts), he averaged 4.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game.[1]

In his senior season, he had his best year of college basketball. In 33 games (32 starts), he averaged 10.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 30 minutes per game.[1]

Professional career[edit]

2009–10 season[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft, Cousin joined the Houston Rockets for the 2009 NBA Summer League. He later signed with Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi of Turkey for the 2009–10 season. In January 2010, he left Turkey and signed with Hapoel Gilboa Galil of Israel for the rest of the season.[2]

2010–11 season[edit]

On September 27, 2010, Cousin signed with the San Antonio Spurs. However, he was later waived by the Spurs on October 22, 2010.[3] On October 30, 2010, he was acquired by the Austin Toros as an affiliate player.

On March 9, 2011, he signed a 10-day contract with the Utah Jazz.[4] On March 19, 2011, he returned to the Toros. On April 11, 2011, he signed with the Houston Rockets for the rest of the season[5] and was immediately assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[6][7] On May 1, 2011, he returned to the Rockets following the conclusion of the NBA D-League season. On December 24, 2011, he was waived by the Rockets before the start of the 2011–12 NBA season. He did not appear in a game for the Rockets during his tenure.

2012 off-season[edit]

In March 2012, Cousin signed with Guaiqueríes de Margarita of Venezuela for the 2012 LPB season. However, he left after one game. In July 2012, he joined the NBA D-League Select Team for the 2012 NBA Summer League.[8] In August 2012, he signed with Caneros de La Romana of the Dominican Republic for a short stint.

2012–13 season[edit]

In September 2012, Cousin signed with Kyoto Hannaryz of Japan for the 2012–13 season.[9] In 57 games, he averaged 14.5 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.[10]

2013–14 season[edit]

On September 30, 2013, Cousin signed with the San Antonio Spurs.[11] However, he was later waived by the Spurs on October 15, 2013.[12] On November 27, 2013, he signed with Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd of Russia for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[10]

2014–15 season[edit]

On August 17, 2014, Cousin re-signed with Krasny Oktyabr on a one-year deal.[13]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

2010–11 Utah 4 0 4.5 .667 .000 .000 .8 .0 .0 .3 1.0
Career 4 0 4.5 .667 .000 .000 .8 .0 .0 .3 1.0


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