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Lottery Player Spotlight: Tarik Black

The former Jayhawk was waived by the Houston Rockets to make room for Josh Smith. After being awarded to the Los Angeles Lakers, will he find a role with his new team? Less than halfway through his first NBA season, Tarik Black is already dealing with the business aspect of the game. The Houston Rockets waived Black last week in order to sign forward Josh Smith, who had previously...
Via The Lottery Mafia
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tarik Black to play with Houston Rockets in NBA Summer League

While 60 names were called on Thursday night, Tarik Black knew his opportunity would come. Despite not getting picked in the 2014 NBA Draft, Black knew he’d land on the team that gave him the best place for him to succeed. Early Friday, Tarik Black tweeted out the following, letting his fans know that a deal was on the way. For those worried or wondering, I can’t announce anything...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tarik Black tweets that no one should be worried about him

Sixty names were called Thursday night in the 2014 NBA Draft. While two Jayhawks were picked in the first three, none were drafted in the last 57. Tarik Black still remains hopeful he’ll end up with an NBA squad. Early Friday, Tarik Black tweeted out the following, letting his fans know that he couldn’t announce anything yet. For those worried or wondering, I can’t announce...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tarik Black Jokes On Twitter, Says He Wasn’t Crying, Had “Sweat” In His Eyes

Earlier Sunday afternoon, the 2-seed Kansas Jayhawks, one of the favorites to play in this year’s Final Four, were knocked off by 10-seed Stanford in a fantastic contest that came down to the final possession. Unfortunately for Jayhawks senior Tarik Black, he was forced to watch the final 5:25 from the sidelines after picking up his fifth foul. And what’s even more unfortunate...
Via College Spun
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

KU's Black doesn't have to be the best player on the floor -- he just needs to BE on the dang floor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Not all the news regarding Kansas big men this week was apocalyptic or awful, we swear. Take Tarik Black. For his career -- three seasons at Memphis, one with the Jayhawks -- the burly KU forward has done a better job of staying out of foul trouble in the month of March than he has overall. Honest. For realz. In March, since 2010-11, the big man from Memphis has...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

“Your Court, You Game”, Tarik Black: Kansas Jayhawks Stomp Red Raiders

“Your Court, You Game”, Tarik Black: Kansas Jayhawks Stomp Red RaidersUniversity of Kansas versus Texas Tech. No, this is not their first match up this season. Yes, they defeated the Red Raiders 64-63 in Lubbock, Texas their last matchup. But the focus is on the fact that it was senior night. And quite the senior night it was for the University of Kansas Jayhawks. Let’s start...
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Black's perfect night helps No. 8 Jayhawks roll over Texas Tech 82-57

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Tarik Black scored 19 points on perfect shooting in his final game at Allen Fieldhouse, and No. 8 Kansas managed just fine without injured center Joel Embiid in an 82-57 romp over Texas Tech on Wednesday night. Black, a senior transfer from Memphis, finished 9 of 9 from the field, matching the school record for field goal attempts without a miss held by C.J. Giles...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas Bench Goes Nuts After Tarik Black Throws Down Monster Dunk

It is not unusual for a bench to react after a player does something on the court--like dunk on someone so hard he gets knocked on his behind. So when the Jayhawks bench went nuts after Tarik Black posterized one of the Longhorns Saturday it shouldn't be surprising.Than again, it was one heck of a celebration... It started out as a pretty good game; eight minutes in and the game...
Via FatManWriting
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tarik Black throws down a huge dunk against Texas

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Via Rock Chalk Blog
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Tarik Black’s tattoo is touched by Jane Seymour’s Open Hearts

Kansas Jayhawks forward Tarik Black has a tattoo that looks a lot like Jane Seymour's Open Hearts on his shoulder. Big guys have feelings too.
Via Gamedayr
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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