|League||Lebanese Basketball League|
December 18, 1986 |
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||255 lb (116 kg)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Undrafted|
|2009–2010||Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi|
|2010||Hapoel Gilboa Galil|
|2011||Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|2012||Guaiqueríes de Margarita|
|2012||Caneros de La Romana|
|2013–2015||Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd|
|2015||Caciques de Humacao|
|2015–2016||Shinshu Brave Warriors|
|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
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. Michigan State, Nebraska, USC and Massachusetts were all interested in Cousin, but he eventually decided to sign with Seton Hall.
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.
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.
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.
On September 27, 2010, Cousin signed with the San Antonio Spurs. However, he was later waived by the Spurs on October 22, 2010. 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. 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 and was immediately assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. 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.
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. In August 2012, he signed with Caneros de La Romana in the Dominican Republic for a short stint.
On September 30, 2013, Cousin signed with the San Antonio Spurs. However, he was later waived by the Spurs on October 15, 2013. On November 27, 2013, he signed with Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd of Russia for the rest of the 2013–14 season.
On April 5, 2015, he signed with Caciques de Humacao of the Puerto Rican Baloncesto Superior Nacional. 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.
NBA career statistics
|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|
- 50 Marcus Cousin
- Marcus Cousin moves to Gilboa Galil
- Spurs waive Marcus Cousin
- Austin's Marcus Cousin Signs With Utah Jazz
- Austin's Marcus Cousin Signs with Houston
- Rockets Assign Marcus Cousin To Vipers
- Rockets Sign Cousin, Recall Thabeet
- NBA Development League: 2012 Select Team Bio: Marcus Cousin
- "Kyoto signs ex-NBA center Cousin". The Japan Times. September 5, 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- Spurs Announce Training Camp Roster
- Spurs Waive Cousin, Kabongo and Maggette
- Marcus Cousin moves to Krasny Oktyabr
- Marcus Cousin re-signs with Krasny Oktyabr
- Krasny Oktyabr cuts Marcus Cousin
- Caciques de Humacao land Marcus Cousin
- Dy, Richard (June 4, 2015). "Marcus Cousin – no relation to DeMarcus Cousins – to step in for Douthit at Blackwater". Spin.ph. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- Odeven, Ed (September 17, 2015). "Well-traveled Cousin joins Brave Warriors". JapanTimes.co.jp. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
- Mawloud, Maarouf (October 18, 2016). "Marcus Cousin inks with sagesse". Asia-basket.com. Retrieved October 18, 2016.