After an unofficial visit to Memphis this weekend, DeMarcus Cousins pulled the trigger and committed to John Calipari's program.

?Me and my family came to a decision after talking about it. We just thought it was the best place for me to be,? Cousins told Slamonline.com. ?Everything about the school, the city, whole visit was impressive. I already liked Memphis, so the visit was just icing on the cake.?

The 6-foot-10, 250-pound Cousins is the No. 2 overall player and No. 1 power forward in the Class of 2009. He joins an impressive recruiting class that includes shooting guard Xavier Henry, guard Nolan Dennis, wing Darnell Dodson and big man Will Coleman.

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A couple of prized big men are making recruiting news.

Jarrid Famous, the 6-foot-11 center out of Westchester (N.Y.) Community College, said he enjoyed his recent visit to Missouri and plans to visit Xavier next.

"Xavier is next, I don't know when yet," said Famous, the Mid-Hudson Conference and Region XV Player of the Year. "I promised Xavier a visit. Once I get done with them then I'll take the next step."

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