Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) - Memphis power forward Tarik Black will
transfer to Kansas and will be eligible to play for the Jayhawks for the
Black, who graduated from Memphis with a bachelor's degree in organizational
leadership, will have one year of eligibility to play at Kansas.
The 6-foot-9, 245-pound forward started five of 32 games played for Memphis
last season and averaged 8.1 points and 4.8 rebounds. His 58.9 field goal
percentage was second-best on the team. He had 20 blocked shots and 22 steals
on a team that went 31-5 overall last season, including 16-0 in Conference USA
"Tarik has played in a ton of big games and certainly has had good experience
at Memphis," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "He's used to winning and can help
us in both of our big positions. He can play the four and the five and we look
forward to moving him around. He'll be an impact player that certainly changes
the outlook of our team and makes us more versatile."
Over his college career, Black has averaged 9.3 points and 4.9 rebounds while
starting 60 of the 102 games played at Memphis.
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