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Former Kentucky Star Boogie Cousins Trashes College Basketball

John Calipari gives instructions to DeMarcus Cousins.

LEXINGTON, KY - FEBRUARY 13: John Calipari the Head Coach of the Kentucky Wilcats talks with DeMarcus Cousins #15 during the SEC game against the Tennessee Volunteers on February 13, 2010 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Following the injury to presumptive No. 1 overall NBA pick Zion Williamson during the Duke-UNC game, the college basketball system as a whole has come under fire. The latest figure to take the NCAA to task is former Kentucky star and current Golden State Warriors center Boogie Cousins.

Speaking to the media on Thursday, Cousins ripped college basketball and advised Williamson to do whatever was best for him and his situation. Cousins went so far as to call the NCAA system "bull----" and "crooked" in his comments.

Specifically, he ripped the system for not passing on the revenue from tickets - some of which cost a pretty penny - to the players. He was also critical of the way coaches and teams could negatively affect players' stock by bad-mouthing them when they leave.

When asked about his own college experience, however, Cousins spoke glowingly, stating that he enjoyed his time in college.

Cousins followed John Calipari from Memphis to Kentucky when Coach Cal made the move in 2009.

Led by Calipari and fellow freshman John Wall, the Wildcats made it to the Elite Eight in the 2010 NCAA tournament before heading to the NBA.

Cousins and Wall were joined by Eric Bledsoe and Daniel Orton as one-and-done Kentucky stars in the 2010 NBA Draft. All four of them went in the first round.