DeMarcus Cousins was conceived on August 13, 1991 in Birmingham, Alabama however wound up moving to Mobile, Alabama to play for LeFlore High School. In his senior year (2008-2009) he found the middle value of 24.1 focuses, 13.2 bounce back, 4.6 helps, and 3.2 squares per game. DeMarcus lead LeFlore to the Alabama state title where they in the end tumbled to future college colleague and closest companion, Eric Bledsoe and the Parker High School Thundering Herd. DeMarcus was named Parade All-American and played in the 2009 McDonalds All-American Game where he counted 14 on 6-9 shooting alongside 8 bounce back in 17 minutes. DeMarcus likewise took part in the Jordan Brand Classic All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden, totaling 17 and 7 bounce back. Heading into college, DeMarcus was the second best select in the nation and No. 1 forward by Rivals.com.
On April 7, 2009 DeMarcus focused on the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Under head mentor John Calipari, DeMarcus found the middle value of 15.1 focuses, 9.8 bounce back, and 1.8 squares per game. DeMarcus drove the Wildcats to the Elite Eight of the 2010 NCAA Tournament where they tumbled to West Virginia 73-66. DeMarcus was named SEC green bean of the year, was put on First Team All-SEC and Associated Press First Team.
DeMarcus chose to do without his last three period of college qualification and entered the 2010 NBA Draft. DeMarcus was chosen fifth in general by the Sacramento Kings. DeMarcus was one of a record five players chose in the first round from a similar college, including John Wall (No. 1 by and large), Patrick Patterson (No. 14 by and large), Eric Bledsoe (No. 18 generally speaking), and Daniel Orton (No. 29 by and large) in 2010 NBA Draft. DeMarcus was named to the 2010-2011 T-Mobile NBA All Rookie First Team in the wake of averaging 14.1 focuses, 8.6 bounce back, 2.5 helps, and 1.05 takes per game. DeMarcus set another Sacramento-period youngster record for all out bounce back in a season (699) and turned out to be first Kings newbie in Sacramento time to lead group in bounce back per game since Lionel Simmons. DeMarcus set a Sacramento-period record for most sequential twofold duplicates with 15 on January 21, 2014 outperforming the past arrangement of 13 by LaSalle Thompson. DeMarcus was named to the 2014-2016 USA Basketball Mens Roster in January 2014. On September 30, 2013, DeMarcus marked a four-year, $62 million contract expansion with the Kings. In the wake of marking the agreement, DeMarcus declared he would give $1 million of his pay to the families and network of Sacramento throughout the following 4 years.