Dec 5, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Tigers forward Tarik Black (10) shoots the ball during the game against the Ohio Bobcats at the FedEx Forum. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden–USA TODAY Sports

Former Memphis Tiger Tarik Black commits to Kansas

Less than a week after acquiring the top prep player in the nation, Andrew Wiggins, Kansas Jayhawks‘ coach, Bill Self, received another big recruit this time from Memphis.

According to the press release from the school, Tarik Black, a former Memphis Tiger, has committed to Kansas University. Black has signed a grant-in-aid agreement and will spend his senior year in Lawrence. Black will be eligible for the 2013-2014 season, as he took advantage of the graduate transfer rule.

In his three seasons with the Tigers, black was criticized for not exceeding and not even meeting his potential. He was however applauded for his post play. As a freshman at Memphis, Black averaged nine points and five rebounds per game. He then averaged 10.7 points and five rebounds in his sophomore year. In his junior year, he however dropped to eight points and five rebounds per game.

Along with Wiggins and Black, former Arkansas forward, Hunter Mickelson, has decided to take his talents to Kansas as well.

Black, a 6’9″ 260 pound forward makes the Jayhawks’ front court presence even more dangerous as he adds a lot more depth. With all these three committing to Kansas, Bill Self may have the best recruiting class next season.

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