If you think South Florida’s starting center looks like DeMarcus Cousins, it is because South Florida’s starting center is the younger brother of DeMarcus Cousins.
Jaleel Cousins, a senior, is the Bulls’ starting center this season. He transferred from Navarro College once Orlando Antigua took the head coaching job, and he is averaging eight points and eight rebounds in his second year at USF.
At 6-11 and 265 pounds, the younger Cousins has a striking resemblance to the former Wildcat, in the face and in how he plays. The No. 15 jersey and the occasional headband add to the similarity.
Jaleel isn’t nearly as dominant as DeMarcus, but he will present a challenge inside for Skal Labissiere. Like his big brother, Jaleel is big and mean on the court.