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DeMarcus Cousins earns All-NBA honors

DeMarcus Cousins becomes the fourth player in Kentucky Basketball history to earn multiple All-NBA honors in a career.

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For the second straight year, former Kentucky Wildcats great and Kings superstar DeMarcus Cousins has been named to the All-NBA Second Team.

Cousins, who is also now a two-time NBA All-Star, was the league's fourth-highest scorer this past season, averaging a double-double with career highs in both points per game (26.9) and rebounds per game (10.2).

The big man also ranked fourth in the league in scoring, fifth in rebounding and sixth in double-doubles. He did so while playing in 65 games and averaged 34.6 minutes per contest

Perhaps most impressive about this past season was Boogie dropping a career-high 70 three-pointers after combining for just 11 makes from downtown over his first five seasons.

Boogie becomes the fourth player in UK's history to earn multiple All-NBA honors in a career. Cousins joins Ralph Beard, Alex Groza and Cliff Hagan as two-time honorees. Hagan was the last to achieve the feat when he earned All-NBA second-team accolades in 1958 and 1959.

Kentucky All-NBA Team Honors

Ralph Beard (2nd -€” 1950, 1st -€” 1951)
DeMarcus Cousins (2nd -€” 2015, 2nd -€” 2016)
Anthony Davis (1st -€” 2015)
Alex Groza (1st -€” 1950, 1st- 1951)
Cliff Hagan (2nd -€” 1958, 2nd -€” 1959)
Jamal Mashburn (3rd -€” 2003)
Rajon Rondo (3rd -€” 2010)

Former Cats Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns and John Wall all received votes for All-NBA honors.