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Tarik Black

Position Forward
Height 6'9''
Weight 260 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Memphis, Tenn.
High School Ridgeway HS

Career Honors
2013-14: 
Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (12.23.13)… Preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year
2012-13: Tiger Academic 30 (spring 2013)… Preseason All-Conference USA First Team.
2011-12: Conference USA All-Tournament Team… All-Conference USA Second Team… Conference USA All Defensive Team.
2010-11: Conference USA All-Freshman Team… Tiger 3.0 Club (spring 2011).

Overview: A bruising forward who transferred to Kansas after graduating from Memphis following his junior year… Used his one remaining year of eligibility at KU… Prior to Kansas, Black spent three years at Memphis under Josh Pastner, where the Tigers were 82-24 and 39-9 in Conference USA (C-USA) contests… Memphis won two C-USA regular-season titles in 2012 and 2013 and went 16-0 in league play in 2013… Memphis won three-straight C-USA Tournament titles (2011-12-13) and advanced to the NCAA Tournament all three seasons Black was a Tiger… Started 60 of 102 games played while at Memphis and averaged 9.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per contest… Had 129 blocked shots, 71 steals and 32 assists in three seasons at Memphis… Scored in double figures 41 times, had seven 10-plus rebounds games and five double-doubles… Recorded 52 contests with five or more rebounds… His 60.5 career field goal percentage at Memphis is No. 4 on the school’s all-time list… Led C-USA in field goal percentage his sophomore (69.9% in 2012) and junior (58.9% in 2013) seasons… Will be making his second trip to the Battle 4 Atlantis as he participated in the 2012 event with Memphis… Memphis placed fourth in the 2011 Maui Invitational, while KU finished as the runner-up.

Senior Season (2013-14): Started 15 and played in 33 games in 2013-14… Averaged 15.0 ppg in the NCAA Tournament, including a game-high 18 points vs. Stanford (3/23)… Averaged 11.0 rebounds per game in the Big 12 Championship… Season-high 19 points on 9-of-9 shooting on Senior Night, best efficiency by a Jayhawk since 1990…  Finished his career with 1,128 points… Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (12/23).

Junior Season (2012-13 at Memphis): Played in 32 games with five starts… Averaged 20.8 minutes, 8.1 points and 4.8 rebounds per game… His 4.8 boards were second best on the Memphis team… Led Conference USA in field goal percentage (58.9 percent) for the second-straight season… Had 10 games with double-figure scoring and one with 10-plus boards… Pulled down five-plus rebounds in 15 games… Scored 12 points and pulled down seven rebounds against Saint Mary’s (3/21) in the NCAA Tournament… Grabbed a career-high four steals at UCF (3/2)… Scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting against Southern Miss (2/23)… Recorded a double-double with 10 points and a career-high-tying 13 rebounds at Alabama-Birmingham (1/12)… Scored a season-high 21 points against eventual national champion Louisville (12/15)… Notched a double-double with 18 points and a career-high-tying 13 rebounds vs. Austin Peay (12/8)… Scored 13 points against Minnesota (11/23) in the Battle 4 Atlantis… Tallied 18 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the season-home opener against North Florida (11/12)… Named to the Tiger Academic 30 for the 2013 spring semester for having the highest grade-point average on the team.

Sophomore Season (2011-12 at Memphis): Played in all 35 games and made 31 starts… Averaged 10.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots… Led Memphis in rebounding nine times… Pulled down five or more rebounds 16 times and 10-plus boards four times… Had 18 games with double-figure scoring… Set the Memphis single-season field goal percentage record at 68.9 percent… Ranked among the C-USA leaders in field goal percentage (first, 69.8) and blocked shots (sixth, 1.5)… Shot 76.5 percent in postseason play (C-USA and NCAA tournaments)… Had a double-double with 15 points and a career-high-tying 13 rebounds vs. UTEP (3/8) in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinals… Shot 71.7 percent from the field in league play… Scored 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting vs. UCF (2/28)… Had 18 points on 8-of-8 shooting at Marshall (2/25)… Scored a career-high 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds vs. UTEP (2/28)… Chipped in 18 points on 9-of-10 shooting at Tulane (2/15)… Scored 19 points vs. Marshall (1/28)… Recorded a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds vs. SMU (1/21)… The 13 rebounds set his career high, which he matched two other times… Scored 13 points and pulled down nine rebounds vs. Xavier (2/4)… Had 18 points and seven rebounds vs. Tennessee (1/4)… Recorded 12 points in a loss to Georgetown (11/23) in the Maui Invitational.

Freshman Season (2010-11 at Memphis): Played in all 35 games and made 24 starts, including 18 of the final 19 contests… Averaged 9.1 points and 5.0 rebounds… Led Memphis in rebounding 10 times… Grabbed five or more rebounds 21 times… Posted second career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds against UTEP (3/12) in the championship game of the Conference USA Tournament… Scored season-bests and had his first career double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds in the home finale against Tulane (3/5)… Scored 16 points vs. Houston (2/22)… Just missed double-doubles with 17 points and nine rebounds vs. Southern Miss (2/12), 13 points and nine rebounds vs. Tulsa (2/2) and 12 points and nine rebounds vs. Marshall (1/15)… Contributed 14 points and five rebounds at Marshall (1/29)… Racked up 15 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots at UAB (1/22)… Scored 22 points and pulled down five rebounds against Tennessee State (1/2)… Filled up the stat sheet with 11 points, five rebounds, four blocked shots and two steals vs. Western Kentucky (12/4).

Ridgeway High School: A consensus top-50 recruit… Rated No. 26 nationally by Northstar Basketball Blog, No. 35 by MaxPreps.com, No. 47 by Rivals.com, No. 48 by PrepStars.com and No. 54 by ESPN.com… In 2009-10, helped lead the Ridgeway Roadrunners to a 26-3 record and a District 15-AAA championship… Ridgeway advanced to the city title championship game… Averaged 16.3 points and 12.6 rebounds in 2009-10… One of five finalists for The Commercial Appeal’s/Pepsi Best of the Preps Player of the Year Award… Named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class AAA All-State Team… Played in the Jack Jones Shootout all-star game in Memphis, Tenn… Member of the Memphis Magic Elite AAU team which won the prestigious adidas Super 64 Tournament in Las Vegas in summer 2009… Scored 16 points in the Super 64 Tournament championship game… Averaged 15.7 points and 11.8 rebounds as a junior at Ridgeway HS in 2008-09… Ridgeway went 26-6 in 2008-09 and won the District 15-AAA title… Named the MVP of the district tournament.

Off the Court: Full name is Tarick Bernard Black… Born in Memphis, Tenn… Parents are Lawrence and Judith Black… Graduated from Memphis with a degree in organizational leadership… Working on a master’s degree in African and African American Studies.