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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

DeMarcus Cousins tops the college PER metric and NBA pro potential PER

Does DeMarcus Cousins have the best pro potential in the upcoming NBA Draft?

According to John Hollinger of ESPN he does.

This past season Cousins led all NCAA Division 1 basketball players with a 35.45 player efficiency rating. The next notable player was Evan Turner who finished 5th with 31.30.

Cousins projected NBA PER came out to 16.14 which qualified as the fifth-highest rating in the Draft Rater’s nine seasons evaluated. According to the player rater he had a higher grade than Chris Bosh, Carlos Boozer, Andrew Bogut, Kevin Love, Greg Oden and LeMarcus Aldridge. If Cousins showed up to the draft combine in better shape (16 percent body fat) he could have had more buzz as the first or second overall pick.

What made Cousins so productive in college was his skill set and size. He was a beast on the offensive glass collecting 20 percent of his teams misses. He had 13 games of 19+ points and 21 games of 10+ rebounds. He measures …

Derek Fisher the key to a Game 3 victory

“Derek Fisher was the difference,”  Doc Rivers declared.

Derek Fisher made three big shots down the stretch to help secure a 91-84 win and 2-1 series lead. He finished with 16 points (11 in the 4th quarter). With the Celtics paying more attention to Kobe, Fisher made five of his seven field goal attempts and the game clinching free throw. His three point play gave the Lakers a 7 point lead with 48 seconds left. As three Celtic players were about to huddle in on Fisher he was able to make the layup before Glen Davis fouled him in the act. It always seems Fisher thrives in pressure situations when the team needs him.

“He pretty much won the game,” said Rajon Rondo. “When we made our run, he seemed to have answers every time”

Fisher was also was a force on the defensive end hounding Ray Allen. After a record setting Game 2, Allen missed all 13 shots. He nearly set another record with most misses …

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