Cousins has a Long Recruiting Road Ahead

The LeFlore Rattlers opened up state playoff regional play with a win over the Dothan Tigers 67-53. The Rattlers boast two big time college prospects in Nick Williams and DeMarcus Cousins. Williams is signed, sealed, and delivered to Marquette out of the 2008 class while Cousins is far from being decided in the 2009 class. BamaMag.com interviews DeMarcus Cousins.


DeMarcus Cousins is the fourth best overall prospect in the country, and the second best center according to Scout.com. At 6-10, and 240 pounds, Cousins is courted by several high-major programs. After the game where he only managed eight points and five rebounds due to foul trouble, BamaMag.com caught up with him for a question and answer session. The following is the dialog of that interview:

After an up and down sophomore season, do you feel like you are on stable ground here at Leflore with Coach Otis Hughley?

Cousins: "Yes sir."

What areas, if any, do you feel like your game needs improvement?

Cousins: "I've got to get better in all the areas and keep working hard."

What college programs have come by to see you play recently?

Cousins: "UAB, Indiana, Arkansas, New Mexico State, Marquette, Alabama and Missouri."

Do you have a list of favorites?

Cousins: "UAB, Missouri, Memphis, Marquette, Arkansas, Alabama, Kansas and Kentucky."

Do you plan to take any visits and where?

Cousins: "I do not know where yet, but I plan on taking some visits this summer."

What are some of the things you will take into consideration in making your decision?

Cousins: "Education, the coaches and style of play."

Do you have a problem going out-of-state for your college career?

Cousins: "No sir."

Do you have a time table for making your decision?

Cousins: "I hope before my senior season, but it could be after."

Some people believe you are a one-and-done with regards to your college career. What is your opinion?

Cousins: "I do not even think about that."

Which AAU team can we expect to see you?

Cousins: "Birmingham Storm – 17 and up."

Coaches in attendance at this game: UAB's Mike Davis and Alabama Assistant James Holland.

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