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BIGHORNS ACQUIRE JALEEL COUSINS

By Kyle Jones | February 3, 2017

The Reno Bighorns today claim Jaleel Cousins out of the available player pool. Cousins is the brother of Sacramento Kings Center DeMarcus Cousins.

Cousins, a 6-foot-11 center, posted averages of 3.2 points (.432 FG%, .552 FT%), 2.0 rebounds and 10.8 minutes per game in 15 games with the Texas Legends this season.

The South Florida alum averaged 5.74 points (.457 FG%, .536 FT%), 5.3 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 18.3 minutes per game in 65 career games in two seasons (2014-15 – 2015-16) with the South Florida Bulls. He had his best statistical season as a senior, averaging career-bests in points (8.48 ppg) and minutes (25.0 mpg) while grabbing 7.94 rebounds a game and shooting 45.2 percent from the field.

“Jaleel is tough player and defender,” said Bighorns Head Coach Darrick Martin. “He rebounds his position well and finishes around the rim strong, we are looking forward to having him.”

The Bighorns will face the Salt Lake City Stars tonight at the Reno Events Center at 7 p.m.