Many people may consider this pick a bit of a head-scratcher, but bear with me for just a moment.
In order to understand why Randolph Morris edges out DeMarcus Cousins, simply look at the numbers. In his best season at UK, Morris averaged 16.05 points, 7.76 rebounds, 2.06 blocks per game, while shooting 59.1 percent from the field and 68.3 percent from the foul line.
In Cousins's only season at UK, he averaged 15.13 points, 9.87 rebounds, and 1.76 blocks per game, while shooting 56 percent from the field and 60.4% from the foul line. As you can see, while Cousins holds the edge in rebounding, Morris tops him in every other category.
Yet, the main reason I give the edge to Randolph Morris is because of this statistic: fouls per game. In his final season at UK, Morris averaged 2.35 fouls per game. On the other hand, Cousins averaged an astonishing 3.21 fouls per game during the 2009-2010 season. During his time at UK, Cousins showed an inability to avoid foul trouble, causing him to spend more time on the bench than he ever should have. As a result, Cousins averaged almost five minutes less than Morris each game.
If I'm starting a team, I'll take the guy that can contribute on both ends of the court while being smart enough to actually stay on the court. In this instance, that guy appears to be Randolph Morris.