Almost a decade after leaving the Kentucky Wildcats, DeMarcus Cousins is set to make a return to Lexington.
Cousins announced on Twitter that he will be coaching Puma’s Team Loyalty is Love in The Basketball Tournament, which includes a regional located in Lexington.
Yessir we coming! #TBT2019 @PUMAHoops https://t.co/H0DdO27G8i— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) May 8, 2019
The TBT is a 64-team single elimination with teams located in eight regions. Host cities include Columbus, Greensborough, Memphis, Salt Lake City, Wichita, Syracuse, Richmond, Virginia, and Lexington.
Winners of each region move onto Chicago to play for the two million dollar grand prize from June 1-6.
Last year, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported more than 60 players with NBA experience participated in the tournament.
This summer, several former Wildcats announced intent to play in the Lexington region. These players include Dominique Hawkins, Josh Harrellson, Derek Willis, Ramon Harris, and Marcus Lee.
Games played in Lexington will occur July 19th-21st at Frederick Douglass High School. Fans looking to attend can go to the TBT website and choose from a one day pass or three-day pass costing $45.00.
For Cousins, it will likely be just his first of a handful of appearances in Lexington before the 2019-20 NBA season. Cousins, who is currently with the Warriors in the NBA Playoffs, was voted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2019 that will be inducted September 13th-14th.