`"DeMarcus felt like everyone turned their back on him," LeFlore High (Ala.) coach Otis Hughley told FoxSports' Jeff Goodman. "But Mike Davis never did. He was there when DeMarcus felt like it was at its worst. He never wavered on his decision to coach him."
Cousins, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound post prospect transferred from Erwin to LeFlore at the beginning of the year and led them to the Class 6A title game, where they lost to Hillcrest. Cousins averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds a game.
``If he would accept the reality of playing in the paint, DeMarcus can be the number one pick in the NBA Draft one day," Hughley said
Scout.com's 4th ranked prospect becomes the first junior to commit to the Blazers.