Tag: DeMarcus Cousins

Cousins has 13 points, 15 rebounds in gold medal win

-1RIO DE JANEIRO – Snatching up what seemed like every rebound, former Wildcat DeMarcus Cousins also hauled in the first Olympic gold medal of his career with a strong performance Sunday in the championship game of the 2016 Olympics.

With a gold medal on the line, Cousins saved his best for last for USA Basketball. Coming off the bench for a third straight game, Cousins set the tempo early by dominating the paint, sparking Team USA to a 40-15 first-half run, and ultimately to a 96-66 rout of Serbia.

Cousins, Rondo, Cauley-Stein, Wall coming back to Rupp Arena for preseason game Oct. 15

Karl Antony-Towns talks to ESPN's Shannon Spake. (Clay Jackson/cjackson@amnews.com)

Karl Antony-Towns talks to ESPN’s Shannon Spake. (Clay Jackson/cjackson@amnews.com)

LEXINGTON – The NBA’s Sacramento Kings and Washington Wizards will play a preseason game in Rupp Arena on October 15 at 7 PM, the Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) and Global Sports Management (GSM) announced today.

The game will feature the return to Lexington of former UK stars DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo and Willie Cauley-Stein of the Sacramento Kings along with John Wall of the Washington Wizards.    

Taking place the day after UK Basketball’s annual Big Blue Madness, the game will help tip off  the basketball season for Big Blue Nation and provide fans a unique opportunity to be part of the excitement of NBA basketball.

Guest post: Who are Calipari’s top five UK guys in NBA? Where will current Cats go in draft?

Anthony Davis (Vicky Graff Photo)

Anthony Davis (Vicky Graff Photo)

Vaught’s note:: Benjamin Schodowski is a Centre College graduate who spent some time with me during his college career from 2005-2009 in Danville. He’s a big-time UK fan and aspiring businessman who also loves to travel. Today he shares his thoughts on who are the best players John Calipari has playing in the NBA and the upcoming NBA draft in what I hope will be the start of regular posts by him.

By BENJAMIN SCHODOWSKI

DeMarcus Cousins named to All-NBA Second Team

DeMarcus Cousins (Vicky Graff Photo)

DeMarcus Cousins (Vicky Graff Photo)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the second consecutive season, former Kentucky forward DeMarcus Cousins was named to the All-NBA Second Team on Thursday. Cousins was also a member of the All-Rookie team in 2011.

He is the fourth player in UK’s history to earn multiple All-NBA honors in a career. Cousins joins Ralph Beard, Alex Groza and Cliff Hagan as two-time honorees. Hagan was the last to achieve the feat when he earned All-NBA second-team accolades in 1958 and 1959.