SACRAMENTO, CA —- Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week after leading the Kings to a 3-1 record, averaging 32.5 points (.456 FG%, .474 3PT%, .765 FT%) , 11.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 blocks in 36.3 minutes per game.
Cousins recorded double-doubles in three of the last four games including two of which were 30-point, 10-roubound efforts. He has recorded 30 or more points in the each of the last three games, all Kings wins.
Cousins scored a season-high 40 points in a 111-109 win vs. Brooklyn on 11/13. In the third quarter, Cousins scored 19 straight points for the Kings, the most consecutive points scored in the last 10 seasons by a Kings player.
Currently this season, he is averaging a team-high 28.0 points (.443 FG%, .448 3PT%, .756 FT%), team-high 11.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, team-high 1.3 blocks and 31.9 minutes per game while starting all seven games that he has played in.
This is the third time in his career Cousins has been named Western Conference Player of the Week. The two previous times were Jan. 13, 2014 and Nov. 24, 2014.
Press Release Courtesy of the Sacramento Kings Media Relations