Isaiah Devonte Cousins (born March 13, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for Peristeri of the Greek Basket League. He played college basketball for the University of Oklahoma before playing professionally in the NBA G League, France and Israel.
Cousins with Cholet in April 2018
|No. 0 – Peristeri|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|League||Greek Basket League |
|Born||March 13, 1994|
Mount Vernon, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||191 lb (87 kg)|
|High school||Mount Vernon|
(Mount Vernon, New York)
|NBA draft||2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59th overall|
|Selected by the Sacramento Kings|
|2017–2018||Salt Lake City Stars|
|2018–2019||Salt Lake City Stars|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school careerEdit
Cousins played high school basketball for Mount Vernon under Bob Cimmino. As a senior, he averaged 15.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.0 steals per game, leading Mount Vernon to a 23-3 record and second straight New York Public High School Athletic Association Class AA state championship. When he graduated, he was a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and New York's Section 1 "Mr. Basketball".
A native of Mount Vernon, New York, Cousins was only a two-star prospect out of high school. Cousins played four seasons for Oklahoma, mostly at shooting guard and only switching to the point as a senior. As a senior, Cousins paired with Buddy Hield to lead the Sooners to the Final Four while averaging 12.6 points, 4.5 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He earned third-team All-Big 12 honors.
Reno Bighorns (2016–2017)Edit
On June 23, 2016, Cousins was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the 59th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft and later joined them for the 2016 NBA Summer League. On September 6, he signed with the Kings, but was waived on October 24 after appearing in two preseason games. Seven days later, he was acquired by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Kings.
Salt Lake City Stars (2017–2018)Edit
On October 19, 2017, the Salt Lake City Stars announced that they had acquired the returning player rights to Cousins, along with the 33rd overall pick in the 2017 NBA G League Draft in exchange for the first-round pick (second overall) of the team.
Cholet Basket (2018)Edit
Salt Lake City Stars (2018–2019)Edit
On October 3, 2018, Cousins signed with the Utah Jazz. After appearing in three preseason games, he was waived on October 14. He was subsequently added to the roster of their G League affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars.
Hapoel Jerusalem (2019–2020)Edit
On July 24, 2019, Cousins signed a one-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Premier League, joining his former college teammate TaShawn Thomas. On January 1, 2020, he parted ways with Jerusalem after appearing in nine Champions League games.
The son of Lisa Cousins, he majored in human relations.
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- Thomson, Josh (June 22, 2016). "Draft-ready: Isaiah Cousins waiting on his NBA call". The Journal News. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- Voisin, Aileen (July 13, 2016). "Isaiah Cousins' arrival is late, but better than never for Kings". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- "Nation's Best Lead All-Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards". Big12Sports.com. March 6, 2016. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
- "Kings Select Isaiah Cousins in Second Round". NBA.com. September 8, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
- "Kings Announce 2016 NBA Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 5, 2016. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
- "Kings Sign Isaiah Cousins". NBA.com. September 8, 2016. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
- "Kings Waive Two". NBA.com. October 24, 2016. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
- "BIGHORNS ANNOUNCE 2016-17 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 31, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
- Lowry, Alex (October 19, 2017). "Stars Acquire Rights to Isaiah Cousins and 33rd Overall 2017 NBA G League Draft Pick". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
- "Isaiah COUSINS joined Cholet Basket for the end of season". cholet-basket.com. Cholet Basket. April 11, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
- "Jazz sign Isaiah Cousins". NBA.com. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
- "Jazz waive Branch, Cousins and Lyles". NBA.com. October 14, 2018. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
- Rueckert, Daniel (October 31, 2018). "Stars Finalize Opening Night Roster". NBA.com. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
- "Hapoel Jerusalem inks Isaiah Cousins". Sportando.basketball. July 24, 2019. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
- "Isaiah Cousins leaves Hapoel Jerusalem to sign with Peristeri". Sportando.basketball. January 1, 2020. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
- "Peristeri makes Isaiah Cousins' signing official". Sportando.basketball. January 1, 2020. Retrieved January 1, 2020.