The bullet remains lodged in Cousins’ shoulder and there are no plans to remove it, as that surgery could cause complications.
Brown said Cousins would have to get used to playing with it there, but that it was in a “safe” spot.
“I kind of look forward to him getting hit in that area just to let him know, ‘Hey, I’m going to be OK,’” Brown said.
Cousins, who averaged 11 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists as a sophomore, is ready to get back to basketball.
“I was at the wrong place at the wrong time,” Cousins told the site. “I just happened to get shot. A bullet doesn’t have a name (on it). It probably wasn’t meant for me. I just happened to be in the way of the bullet.
“Everything happens for a reason. It’s just a motivation for the future.”