Gets lazy on the defensive end and glass which gets him into foul trouble
Needs to control his emotions on the court
Seems to be in a hurry when he catches the ball in the post
Needs to work on his perimeter game
Average free throw shooter
Summary: Based on a pure talent standpoint, Cousins is one of the best big men in the country. Questions regarding his work ethic and high emotions have scouts a bit on edge about selecting him too high. Cousins has shown an improved matrurity though as he has progressed during his freshman season, and if that continues, he will definitely be considered a lottery prospect as he is likely a one-and-done.
Player Comparison: Zach Randolph. The parallels between these two are spot on in my opinion. Randolph is a highly skilled big man who has had questions raised about his character. When Randolph is on his best behavior, he is a force on the court; just like Cousins. The Kentucky freshman relies more in his post game than Randolph does, and if he is able to prove to be a team player, he should have a successful NBA career.
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