Black (right) dunks on a Texas defender in 2014
|Born||November 22, 1991|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Ridgeway (Memphis, Tennessee)|
|NBA draft||2014 / Undrafted|
|2014–2017||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2015–2016||→Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|2018–2020||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Tarik Bernard Black ( // ; born November 22, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League and the EuroLeague. He played college basketball for the University of Memphis and the University of Kansas.
Black attended Ridgeway High School in Memphis, Tennessee. As a junior in 2008–09, he averaged 15.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game as he helped lead the Roadrunners to a 26-6 record and a District 15-AAA title. As a senior in 2009–10, he averaged 16.3 points and 12.6 rebounds as he helped lead the Roadrunners to a 26-3 record and a second District 15-AAA title.
In his freshman season at Memphis, Black played in all 35 games and made 24 starts, including 18 of the final 19 contests, while averaging 9.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. He was subsequently named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team.
In his sophomore season, he played in all 35 games and made 31 starts, while averaging 10.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game. He also set the Memphis single-season field goal percentage record at 68.9 percent and was named to the All-Conference USA second team, All-Defensive team and All-Tournament team.
In his junior season, he played in 32 games and made five starts, while averaging 8.1 points and 4.8 rebounds in 20.8 minutes per game. He was named to the Tiger Academic 30 for the 2013 spring semester for having the highest grade-point average on the team.
On May 20, 2013, Black transferred to the University of Kansas after graduating from Memphis with a degree in organizational leadership, and was deemed eligible to play immediately.In his lone season for the Jayhawks, he was named the Big 12 Preseason Newcomer of the Year and went on to average 15.0 points per game in the NCAA Tournament. His season-high 19 points on 9-of-9 shooting on Senior Night was the best efficiency by a Jayhawk since 1990. In 33 games (15 starts), he averaged 5.5 points and 3.9 rebounds in 13.5 minutes per game.
After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Black joined the Houston Rockets for the 2014 NBA Summer League.On August 27, 2014, he signed with the Rockets. On December 26, 2014, he was waived by the Rockets after appearing in 25 games.
On December 28, 2014, Black was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Lakers.On January 3, 2015, he was assigned to the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. He was recalled the next day. On April 10, 2015, he recorded a season-best game with 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 106-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
During the 2015–16 season, Black received multiple assignments to the Los Angeles D-Fenders.
On August 24, 2016, Black re-signed with the Lakers.On July 1, 2017, he was waived by the Lakers.
On July 17, 2017, Black signed with the Houston Rockets, returning to the franchise for a second stint.
On August 20, 2018, Black signed a one-year deal with the Israeli team Maccabi Tel Aviv of the EuroLeague.On April 5, 2019, Black recorded a career-high 23 points, shooting 10-for-12 from the field, along with seven rebounds in a 78–75 loss to Fenerbahçe. On April 12, 2019, Black participated in the 2019 Israeli League All-Star Game, scoring 15 points and five rebounds off the bench. Black won the Israeli League championship title with Maccabi, earning a spot in the All-Israeli League Second Team.
On June 18, 2019, Black signed a two-year contract extension with Maccabi (with an NBA buy-out option until July 30th).He parted ways with the team on May 23, 2020.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Black is the son of Lawrence and Judith Black, and has two brothers, Bilal and Amal.
Black earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Memphis and his master's degree from the University of Kansas.
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