Updated March 23
DeMarcus Cousins loves high school sports.
According to Sacramento Bee sports writer Joe Davidson, the Sacramento Kings' All-Star Center is all over the region watching high school sporting events.
"He's everywhere," Davidson said. "He'll go to football and basketball games and it doesn't matter the school. Grant, Folsom, Sacramento."
So it was no surprise Cousins showed up for the CIF Northern California Division I boys championship between Woodcreek (Roseville, Calif.)
and San Ramon Valley (Danville)
at Sleep Train Arena, his home court.
Woodcreek features one of the nation's top freshmen in Jordan Brown
, a 6-foot-9 post with great footwork and athleticism. Cousins sat at midcrout with his knees virtual up to his cheekbones.
Brown didn't disappoint in the first half with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Unfortunately his Timberwolves only managed seven more points and trail 18-17 at halftime.
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Cousins was reportedly at earlier games, including Mitty's 54-40 win over Sacramento in the D-2 title game. That game featured two fantastic post players in Mitty's Ben Kone and Sacramento's Solomon Young. Update
Davidson actually introduced Brown and Cousins after the game and took the photo below.
According to Davidson, Cousins said to Brown: "I like your game. Keep working hard."
Said Brown, "Yes sir!"
Brown's season ended Saturday with a tough 49-45 loss, but he finished with 15 points and a game-high 18 rebounds. Brown averaged 22.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game during his first 21 games.
Davidson said he's the best high school freshman he's seen in the Sacramento region since he began covering high school sports in 1988.