DeMarcus Cousins is an American professional basketball player currently playing for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at the University of Kentucky. Cousins first committed to Alabama-Birmingham on February 28, 2008 but never signed a letter of intent. Cousins decomitted from UAB and committed toMemphis on March 9, 2009. On April 7, 2009, Cousins decided to follow John Calipari to Kentucky. He signed his Letter of Intent on April 15. At Kentucky, Cousins averaged 15.1 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. Led by Cousins and John Wall, the Wildcats reached theElite Eight of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. On July 7, 2010, Cousins signed his rookie contract with the Kings. The contract is worth about $7 million the first two years with a team option for the third and fourth years. Cousins was named the Rookie of the Month for July during the NBA Summer League. Cousins was also named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team at the end of the 2010–11 season. On February 8, 2012, Cousins was selected to play in the Rising Stars Challenge.