Cousin Down to Two

Marcus Cousin didn't expect his visit to Nebraska to go so well. Now the unsigned senior forward from Baltimore will sit down tonight and make a decision between Seton Hall and the Cornhuskers.

After returning from a trip to Lincoln, Neb., the Cornhuskers have made Marcus Cousin's final two.

The 6-8 ½, 230-pound Randallstown High (Md.) unsigned senior forward, who attracted plenty of interest after his head-to-head matchup with Eric Boateng last month at the Charlie Weber Tournament, will choose between Seton Hall and Nebraska on Tuesday night.

``The visit to Nebraska went really well," Marcus Cousin Sr. said. "It actually blew us away. The program is up and coming, they won 18 games last year and Marcus fits in really well. I was absolutely surprised. I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't go there. They have a class A program."

``It's pretty close between the two schools to be honest," he added. "He's leaning a little toward Seton Hall, but not by much. We're going to try and iron it out today and make a decision."

Cousin played for Team Baltimore against Boateng and got the attention of Michigan State, Providence, Virginia Tech, Fordham, Penn State and Charlotte. Even Maryland took a closer look.

Cousin, a defensive presence who has a nice touch and still needs to build up his upper-body strength, spent most of his high school career at Western Tech before transferring to Randallstown, where he averaged 11 points and 6 boards per game this past season. He missed much of this past year with a severe ankle sprain, so many coaches never got a chance to see him play.

``Marcus' confidence is at an all-time high right now, so he needs to play in order to get better," Marcus Cousin Sr. said. "Both of these places will give him that opportunity."


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