Written by: al.com
LeFlore center DeMarcus Cousins has been selected for two of the nation's top all-star basketball games, further confirming his status as one of the nation's top players.
Cousins has been selected to play in the 2009 Jordan Brand Classic and the 2009 McDonald's All-American Game. Announcements of rosters for both teams have been made in the past 10 days.
The McDonald's All-American Game, which includes the top 24 boys and girls players from around the country, is set for April 1 in Miami. Players will participate in activities from March 30-April 1.
Details about the McDonald's game can be found at www.mcdonaldsallamerican.com.
The Jordan Brand Classic is scheduled for April 18 at 7 p.m., at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The game is set to be televised by ESPN2.
Cousins, a 6-foot-10 center, is one of the nation's top unsigned prospects. He will lead LeFlore (29-2) into this week's AHSAA Class 5A state tournament in Birmingham. The Rattlers play at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center against Parker. If LeFlore wins, the Rattlers will advance to Saturday's title game, set for 7 p.m.
Last week at the South Regional in Troy, Cousins scored 35 points to lead LeFlore to a come-from-behind victory over No. 2-ranked Eufaula.