Team USA Basketball: Olympic Under-23 Starting Line-up That Would Rock David Stern’s World

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5. Position: Center
Age: 21
Height & Weight: 6’11″ & 270 pounds

DeMarcus Cousins was as dominant as any player in the NBA this past season, owning the interior on a nightly basis. At the Olympic level, expect nothing different.

Cousins can bang and bruise in the post, penetrate off the dribble and knock down shots from the perimeter. He can also block shots, poke balls loose and drive opponents out of the paint with his presence alone. Cousins can do it all.

As a member of this under-23 team, Cousins would play a major role in setting the tone down low. His physicality would certainly offset the finesse game that Spain would bring to the table.

Season Averages: 21.72 PER, 18.1 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 1.6 APG, 1.5 SPG, 1.2 BPG

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