DeMarcus Cousins (LeFlore, AL); Recruitment Update

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DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins (LeFlore, AL) gave an update on his recruitment at the 2009 Spalding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, MA.

Memphis and Coach John Calipari now are the leader for his services, after he re-opened his recruitment since UAB would not give a written agreement letting him out of his letter of intent if Coach Mike Davis was no longer at the university.

Other schools that have been named by Cousins to receive an official visit in the spring include Kansas State and N.C. State. He also listed Wake Forest and Virginia Tech as schools of interest.

UAB is completely eliminated from his list of schools regardless if Coach Mike Davis is there next year. Cousins said “UAB is out of the picture, but I’m still down with Mike Davis,” he said. “It’s a bad situation down there, and nothing is going to change. Even if Coach Davis is there, I’m not going there.”

He helped lead his team to a 67-54 victory over Lincoln, NY at the Spalding Hoophall Classic on Monday afternoon. He finished the game with 17 points, 20 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal, 2 assist and 3 turnovers.

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Impact Freshmen in College

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Michael Beasley helped Kstate to a easy opening night victory. He had a outstanding game totaling 32 points and a Big 12 record 24 rebounds.

Kevin Love had a great opening night for UCLA leading them to victory. He had 22 points and 13 rebounds.

O.J. Mayo and USC took a loss in there opening game against Mercer. O.J. had a super game totaling 32 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.

Derrick Rose has helped Memphis jump out to a 2-0 record. He had 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the opener. Then came back in the second game and had 21 points and 5 rebounds.

Kyle Singler, Taylor King and Nolan Smith led Duke to a easy victory opening night. King had 20 points and 6 rebounds, Smith totaled 16 points and 4 dimes and Singler added 15 points and 8 boards.