Marcus Cousin

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Marcus Cousin
Hekmeh BC
Position Center
League Lebanese Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1986-12-18) December 18, 1986 (age 30)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school Randallstown
(Randallstown, Maryland)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi
2010 Hapoel Gilboa Galil
2010–2011 Austin Toros
2011 Utah Jazz
2011 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2012 Guaiqueríes de Margarita
2012 Caneros de La Romana
2012–2013 Kyoto Hannaryz
2013–2015 Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd
2015 Caciques de Humacao
2015 Blackwater Elite
2015–2016 Shinshu Brave Warriors
2016–present Sagesse
Career highlights and awards

Marcus Lynn Cousin, Jr. (pronounced coo-ZON; born December 18, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for Sagesse of the Lebanese Basketball League. He played college basketball for Seton Hall University and the University of Houston.

High school career[edit]

Cousin attended Randallstown High School in Randallstown, 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 in Turkey for the 2009–10 season. In January 2010, he left Turkey and signed with Hapoel Gilboa Galil in 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 the Liga Profesional de Baloncesto in 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 in the Dominican Republic for a short stint.

2012–13 season[edit]

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

2013–14 season[edit]

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

2014–15 season[edit]

On August 17, 2014, Cousin re-signed with Krasny Oktyabr on a one-year deal.[13] On March 1, 2015, he parted ways with Krasny Oktyabr.[14]

On April 5, 2015, he signed with Caciques de Humacao of the Puerto Rican Baloncesto Superior Nacional.[15] He left Humacao later that month after appearing in eight games for the club. On June 4, he signed with the Blackwater Elite of the Philippine Basketball Association for the rest of the 2015 PBA Governors' Cup as a replacement for Marcus Douthit.[16]

2015–16 season[edit]

In September 2015, Cousin signed with the Shinshu Brave Warriors for the 2015–16 bj league season.[17] He left the team in January 2016 after appearing in 12 games.

2016–17 season[edit]

In October 2016, Cousin signed with Sagesse of the Lebanese Basketball League.[18]

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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