Report: Cousins signs with agent



The Three Amigos are down to two.

UK freshman forward DeMarcus Cousins has signed with John Greig, an agent out of Seattle, according to a story from Yahoo! Sports by Adrian Wojnarowski.

“There are teams that have done their homework on DeMarcus, and if the lottery ball bounces right, he could be the No. 1 pick in the draft,” Greig said to Wojnarowski in the Yahoo! Sports story on Thursday.

Cousins averaged 15.1 points and 9.9 rebounds in earning Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year honors, in addition to being a first-team All-American by the Associated Press.

Greig said Cousins needs to mature a little bit, but in time people will see his abilities.

“When teams, the media and fans wait and hear the real story about DeMarcus, they’ll all understand,” Greig said.

Greig was a third round draft pick out of Oregon in 1982. He played just nine games though, and scored 19 points. Greig is not one of the more profound agents in the basketball world, with current clients including European players and NBA Development League players.

Cousins is projected by many analysts to be the third name called out in the 2010 NBA Draft.

It is still unknown whether John Wall, Patrick Patterson, Eric Bledsoe and Daniel Orton will sign with agents. Once a player signs with an agent they cannot come back to play collegiate basketball. Players have until May 8 to withdraw their names from the draft.