* Mikkayla Guillett contributed to this post
According to Austin Toros’ Squeaky Johnson Twitter message, Toros center Marcus Cousin has received a call-up from the Utah Jazz of the NBA.
The 2011 D-League All-Star, Cousin started all 38 games this season averaging 29.9 minutes of action. He leads the team with 14.7 points 8.6 rebounds per game. He also becomes the 14th D-League call-up and the first for the Toros this season.
With Cousin heading to the NBA, this will leave a huge hole for the Toros in the paint. Not to mention the Toros are already dealing with numerous injuries and have seen players get traded frequently. Furthermore, it doesn’t help the Toros’ chase for the eighth spot in the D-League playoff race.
More than likely, this will be a NBA 10-day contract; however, this is great news for Cousin who deserves this opportunity in the NBA.