Sunday, February 22, 2009

Source "Feels Very Good" on Cousins to NC State




An extremely reliable source has just informed us that he has reasons to feel "Very Good" on where we stand with 5 star recruit DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins, who is about to take his LeFlore Rattlers into the State Playoffs, decommited from UAB and has since opened up his recruitment. Memphis, Washington, and Rice are still in the mix, as is anywhere Mike Davis might land, if in fact he is fired from UAB.

If you follow our blog you know that we usually refrain from posting hearsay or rumor. We leave that to the message boards. However, our source on this is very reliable and we are confident enough in this information, and have been cleared to pass it on.

**NOTES ON COUSINS**

While this seems like good news, refrain from jumping to premature conclusions. This is still a 18 year old kid and he has NOT signed anything, nor has he gotten back his SAT scores yet (When he does, we should be expecting an official visit) . Remember, Mike Davis being fired is also a possiblilty (although unlikely at this point), and if that happens, all bets are most definitely off.

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5 Responses to "Source "Feels Very Good" on Cousins to NC State"
  1. jose said...
    February 22, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    I know we have been recruiting DC the hardest, even more the Memphis, so I've known for a while we were in a great position.

    It is great to know that someone feels that we're still a strong consideration for this All-American- he brings a presence in the paint that will just about any D I team better on both sides of the court.

    I hope he has gotten to appreciate the fact that Tracy Smith loves the blocks with his back to the basket giving a player like DC the abilility to play facing the basket 10-15 feet from the rim- something he is extremely adept at is HS by the looks.

    Also have to guess that the chance to stare down 16+ ACC games (including against Favors) gives us an edge over the Conference USA. Maybe it's just me and most of these players don't care as much about historic power conferences then we fans make it out. Either way, great update and we'll hope to see the big guy on site for an official so we can get this moving in earnest. Go Pack!

  2. Anonymous said...
    February 24, 2009 at 9:00 AM

    Yes, it gives an edge because playing for Memphis in C-USA has hurt other players chance for television exposure, the chance to be drafted highly, or chance to play for a national championship, none of which are as important as the chance to lose to other ACC programs. Let's also ignore the fact that on multiple occasions, he has listed Memphis as his favorite, so that you can think you are in a great position. If by recruiting the hardest, you mean that you are geographically closer and thereby easier to attend games and keep in contact, I totally agree. If you mean by effort given to the player, not so much. But much like when NC State tried to hire Coach Cal, I am sure when you lose both Cousins and Wall, you will decide that the 2* players you sign to make up for them were a better fit for your program and didn't have the "baggage" of those two bad players.

  3. Anonymous said...
    February 24, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    Anonymous Memphis poster...if by "effort given to the player", you mean that Calipari has probably greased the wheels much more than any coach in the hunt, then yes, you are more than likely correct. Can't wait to catch that Memphis-SMU game on the Ocho!

  4. Lee said...
    March 4, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    "Yes, it gives an edge because playing for Memphis in C-USA has hurt other players chance for television exposure, the chance to be drafted highly, or chance to play for a national championship, none of which are as important as the chance to lose to other ACC programs."

    I'm sorry, but whoever wrote this needs to check their facts or just wind back your clock to april of2008 when Memphis was in the National Championship. Hurting Memphis chance to be drafted highly? Derrick Rose, number 1 pick last year. Shawne Williams #16, Rodney Carney #17 in the first round 2007. As far as National TV exposure: Memphis' gets plenty of exposure. Wait till 2009-10, you will be tired of seeing Memphis on TV. Hopefully Sidney Lowe will do a better job with the wolfpack then he did with the Grizzlies. If you're trying to say Memphis is a lesser program than N.C. State in the 21st century, you're out of your mind.

  5. Anonymous said...
    March 8, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    This source may not be as reliable as you thought.

 

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