DeMarcus Amir Cousins is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at the University of Kentucky, where he was an All-American in 2010. He left Kentucky after one season, and was selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by Sacramento. In his first season with the Kings, Cousins was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He won a gold medal as a member of the United States national team in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2014, and was honored as an NBA All-Star in 2015.