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Marcus Cousin
C - 6'11, 255lbs - 36 years old - 1 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2019 season
  • Birthdate: 12/18/1986
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2009
  • Pre-draft team: Houston
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
24th July, 2009TurkeySigned a one year contract with Mersin.
31st December, 2009TurkeyReleased by Mersin.
1st January, 2010IsraelSigned for the remainder of the season with Galil Gilboa.
27th September, 2010NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with San Antonio.
21st October, 2010NBAWaived by San Antonio.
30th October, 2010D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Austin Toros.
9th March, 2011NBASigned a 10 day contract with Utah.
19th March, 2011D-LeagueRe-acquired by Austin Toros.
10th April, 2011NBASigned a partially guaranteed contract for the remainder of the season and through 2013 with Houston, for $25,000 in the first part-season and the final two seasons at the minimum salary.
10th April, 2011D-LeagueAssigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
24th December, 2011NBAWaived by Houston.
6th March, 2012VenezuelaSigned for the remainder of the season with Guaiqueries de Margarita.
26th March, 2012VenezuelaReleased by Guaiqueries de Margarita.
30th July, 2012Dominican RepublicSigned for the remainder of the season with Caneros de Este.
5th September, 2012JapanSigned a one year contract with Kyoto Hannaryz.
27th November, 2013RussiaSigned for the remainder of the season with Krasny Oktyabr.
17th August, 2014RussiaRe-signed by Krasny Oktyabr to a one year contract.
1st March, 2015RussiaLeft Krasny Oktyabr.
4th April, 2015Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Caciques de Humacao.
30th April, 2015Puerto RicoReleased by Caciques de Humacao.
4th June, 2015PhilippinesSigned for the duration of the Governor's Cup with Blackwater Elite.
14th September, 2015JapanSigned a one year contract with Shinshu Brave Warriors.
9th December, 2015JapanLeft Shinshu Brave Warriors.
17th October, 2016LebanonSigned a one year contract with Sagesse.
21st November, 2016LebanonReleased by Sagesse.
20th January, 2017JapanSigned for the remainder of the season with Gunma Crane Thunders.
Career Moves
2004 - 2006Seton Hall (NCAA)
2006 - 2009Houston (NCAA)
July 2009Houston Rockets (Summer League)
July 2009 - December 2009Mersin (Turkey)
January 2010 - June 2010Galil Gilboa (Israel)
September 2010 - October 2010San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
October 2010 - March 2011Austin Toros (D-League)
March 2011Utah Jazz (NBA)
March 2011 - April 2011Austin Toros (D-League)
April 2011Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
April 2011 - December 2011Houston Rockets (NBA)
March 2012Guaiqueries de Margarita (Venezuela)
July 2012D-League Select (Summer League)
July 2012 - August 2012Caneros (Dominican Republic)
September 2012 - June 2013Kyoto Hannaryz (Japan, BJ League)
November 2013 - March 2015Krasny Oktyabr (Russia)
April 2015Humacao (Puerto Rico)
June 2015Blackwater Elite (Philippines)
September 2015 - December 2015Shinshu Brave Warriors (Japan, BJ League)
October 2016 - November 2016Sagesse (Lebanon)
January 2017 - June 2017Gunma (Japan, D2)
Articles about Marcus Cousin

January 5, 2011

Marcus Cousin - Cousin has gone from being a decent player at Houston, to a bad player in Turkey, to a good player in the D-League. There was nothing in his professional career prior to this season to suggest he could have achieved what he has done this season, yet playing for the Spurs owned affiliate the Austin Toros, Cousin (Coo-sawn) has averaged 14.6 points and 8.6 rebounds in 29 minutes a game, shooting 54% from the field and 82% from the free throw line. It's not the most fluid or exceptional production, but it's good, and from a hitherto surprising source. Cousin has NBA size as 6'11 and 255lbs, and despite being something of a late bloomer, he's definitely bloomed.

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October 6, 2010

Cousin played for the Rockets summer league team on account of his local ties. The Seton Hall transfer averaged 10.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in his senior season at Houston, shooting 50% from the field and 76% from the foul line; solid numbers all, but not NBA calibre from Conference-USA. In his first professional season, Cousins averaged 5.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in 7 games for Turkish team Mersin, before moving to Israel and Galil Gilboa, where he averaged 2.7/2.0 in 16 more games along with 0.6 blocks. Cousin is a 6'11 post player who moves well enough and who will chip in with some big man stats, giving him value as a practice presence. But DeMarcus Cousins, he is not. (Additionally, for whatever reason, "Cousin" is pronounced as if it was a Turkish name called "Cusan". Take the -San from Ersan Ilyasova, and the Koo from Mrs Koo Stark, and put them together. Koosarn. Like that.)

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