Skillful youth in the NBA is a desired commodity and DeMarcus Cousins shows flares of brilliance at the professional level.

Cousins entered the league with an NBA ready body weighing 270 pounds at 6’11”. Averaging close to 15 points and 10 rebounds per game at Kentucky was a sign of talent that the Sacramento Kings should develop and utilize as a center with career potential at the next level.After watching Cousins through the majority of his rookie minutes, I recorded patterns of performance that outline steps for continued improvement and personal development. There are five points of attention that the Sacramento Kings need to identify to support the growth of DeMarcus Cousins.