DeMarcus Cousins is one of the most prominent figures in the NBA, just like LeBron James, and Julius Randle. His incredible speed and enviable scoring numbers made him stand out in each of his games. The athlete took a chance on basketball while in high school and by the time he was done with the college level, the Sacramento Kings selected him as the fifth overall pick in the NBA draft in 2010. Since then, DeMarcus has stuck to the game, making it his silver and gold. So far, he has played more than 48 games with career averages of 21.5 points, 11.0 rebounds. 3.2 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.2 blocks per game, figures that some talents in the game can only imagine. Here’s everything about DeMarcus Cousins’ childhood, family, age, weight, net worth, and girlfriend.
DeMarcus Cousins Bio, Age
Cousins was born in Mobile, Alabama on 13 August 1990 to African-American parents. He had his high school education in Leflore Magnet, Alabama. Studying at the school was an exciting experience for Cousins as he was actively involved in a game he loves. After high school, he joined Kentucky College and continued with his basketball dream. There, he led the Wildcats to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in 2010. The success of the game strengthened his hope of someday being a champion. As a result, he sacrificed his final three sessions of college eligibility to join the NBA draft where he embraced the game of basketball.
Fame beckoned on Cousins the moment he was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the 2010 NBA Draft for his incredible moves in the court – the moves that earned him the moniker “Boogie” by coach Rod Strickland. In his two years contract with the Kings, his remarkable style of play earned him the Rookie of the Month title.
However, things got soured in Cousins’ career when he was ditched by head coach Paul Westphal in 2012 for his inability to measure up to what might be described as Paul’s standard. A month after this, he got selected to play in the Rising Stars challenge following Paul Westphal’s replacement.
Cousin’s career witnessed another trouble when he succumbed to physical violence against Sean Elliot who condemned his attempt to bully Tim Duncan on the court. Consequently, he was prohibited indefinitely to play for the Kings.
This regrettable act did not just cast questions on his reputation but also resulted in an indefinite suspension from his team; who described his actions as unprofessional and conduct detrimental to the entire team. Cousins’ heartfelt apology won him a second chance on the team on December 24, 2012.
Cousins secured another ticket to fame in September 2013 as he signed a four-year contract extension worth $62 million with the Kings. As was anticipated, he opened the season with a great comeback of 30 points and 14 rebounds against the Denver Nuggets. The season was a success for Cousins only that he got a one-game suspension for punching Patrick Beverly. In 2014, Cousins’ career met yet another challenge when he had to miss ten games due to his diagnosis (viral meningitis). Fortunately, he stepped up his game in the following year, delivering prolific performances. His streak of recording high numbers doesn’t seem like it’s going to slow down in the future though he recently sustained an Achilles tendon which has kept him away from the court since moving to Golden State Warrior on a $5.3 million contract.
Height And Body Weight
Cousins possess a peculiar look of elegance, smartness and an incredible height of 6 feet 11 inches, and a proportional body that weighs 122kg.
DeMarcus Cousins grew up with his younger brother named Jaleel Cousins. Born on December 1, 1993, Jaleel and his elder brother share so much in common. He attended the same high school as DeMarcus but moved to Spanish Fort High School in his senior year. He is also a professional basketball player but his career seems less blossoming than his brother’s. He started the game in college and played for Navarro College as well as South Florida. However, he went undrafted for some time before joining the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks later leased him to Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. When his time at the club was over, he moved to Reno Bighorns. In 2017, he played in the ASEAN Basketball League for the Formosa Dreamers team.
Does He Have A Wife Or Girlfriend?
Cousins is not married but he has been dating a beautiful woman named Morgan Lang. There are not many details about the brunette’s beauty except that she attended Arizona State University and appears to be into modeling. The two lovers are allegedly engaged but no one can say for sure if this is true.
Cousins has a daughter and son from another relationship he had in the past. And as a matter of fact, there have been rumors that Mogan Lang is the biological mother of his son. But from all indications, it doesn’t seem likely as Morgan has no child yet and the kids belong to Cousins’s ex. Some sources have thrown a little light on who the mother of the kids could be and they point at a woman named Christy West from Alabama. She and Cousins allegedly dated while in either college or high school.
DeMarcus Net Worth
Cousins’ career has won him a heap of cash and two gold medals over the years. Though he doesn’t show off his wealth quite a lot, his net worth is a massive $15 million, placing him among the best-paid basketball players in the world.