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Marcus Cousin - C, 6'11, 255
Free agent - Last played with Shinshu Brave Warriors (Japan, 2015)
       Date of birth: 12/18/1986
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2009
     Out of: Houston
  NBA Experience: 1 years
  Hand: Right

When: Where:
2004 - 2006 Seton Hall (NCAA)
2006 - 2009 Houston (NCAA)
July 2009 Houston Rockets (Summer League)
July 2009 - December 2009 Mersin (Turkey)
January 2010 - June 2010 Galil Gilboa (Israel)
September 2010 - October 2010 San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
October 2010 - March 2011 Austin Toros (D-League)
March 2011 Utah Jazz (NBA)
March 2011 - April 2011 Austin Toros (D-League)
April 2011 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
April 2011 - December 2011 Houston Rockets (NBA)
March 2012 Guaiqueries de Margarita (Venezuela)
July 2012 D-League Select Team (Summer League)
July 2012 - August 2012 Caneros (Dominican Republic)
September 2012 - June 2013 Kyoto Hannaryz (Japan, BJ League)
November 2013 - March 2015 Krasny Oktyabr (Russia)
April 2015 Humacao (Puerto Rico)
June 2015 Blackwater Elite (Philippines)
September 2015 - December 2015 Shinshu Brave Warriors (Japan, BJ League)


Date
League
Transaction
24th July, 2009 Turkey Signed a one year contract with Mersin.
31st December, 2009 Turkey Released by Mersin.
1st January, 2010 Israel Signed for the remainder of the season with Galil Gilboa.
27th September, 2010 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with San Antonio.
21st October, 2010 NBA Waived by San Antonio.
30th October, 2010 D-League Designated as a returning player by Austin Toros.
9th March, 2011 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Utah.
19th March, 2011 D-League Re-acquired by Austin Toros.
10th April, 2011 NBA Signed a $25,000 contract for the remainder of the season with Houston. Included unguaranteed minimum salary contracts for 2011/12 and 2012/13.
10th April, 2011 D-League Assigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
24th December, 2011 NBA Waived by Houston.
6th March, 2012 Venezuela Signed for the remainder of the season with Guaiqueries de Margarita.
26th March, 2012 Venezuela Released by Guaiqueries de Margarita.
30th July, 2012 Dominican Republic Signed for the remainder of the season with Caneros de Este.
5th September, 2012 Japan Signed a one year contract with Kyoto Hannarz.
27th November, 2013 Russia Signed for the remainder of the season with Krasny Oktyabr.
17th August, 2014 Russia Re-signed by Krasny Oktyabr to a one year contract.
1st March, 2015 Russia Left Krasny Oktybar.
4th April, 2015 Puerto Rico Signed for the remainder of the season with Caciques de Humacao.
30th April, 2015 Puerto Rico Released by Caciques de Humacao.
4th June, 2015 Philippines Signed for the duration of the Governor's Cup with Blackwater Elite.
14th September, 2015 Japan Signed a one year contract with Shinshu Brave Warriors.
9th December, 2015 Japan Left Shinshu Brave Warriors.


From blog:


   .....Third Prize Is You're Fired
2010-10-06

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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   Top 101 NBA Ten-Day Contract Candidates (When 20 Would Probably Have Been Enough)
2011-01-05

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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