Dan Wolken of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports that DeMarcus Cousins, the 6-foot-11 center from Mobile, Ala. who verbally committed to UAB but never signed a Letter of Intent, now lists Memphis as his leader.
“Before I committed to UAB, Memphis was high on the list as well,” Cousins said. “We already had a relationship, me and Coach Cal [John Calipari]. When I opened [my recruitment] back up, he was the first one to call me, and he’s leading right now.”
“He’s always felt [strongly] about Memphis,” added Otis Hughley, Cousins’ coach at LeFlore High School. “The only thing that stood in between that is his love for Mike Davis and his respect for Mike. He loves Mike.”
After dropping 21 and 12 in a 78-66 win over Derrick Favors and South Atlanta Thursday night, Cousins also told reporters he was considering Kansas State, N.C. State, Washington and Wake Forest. He did not even mention UAB.