Tarik Black

#28F-C

Tarik

Black

HEIGHT

6 ft9 in

/ 2.06m

WEIGHT

250 lbs

/ 113.4kg

LATEST VIDEOS

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Willie Cauley-Stein scores 22 points with 11 rebounds and Vince Carter adds 12 points off the bench, as the Kings defeat the Rockets in their season-finale, 96-83.

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0021701230 - Tarik Black - Houston Rockets - Sacramento Kings - Dunk - 3Q

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0021701230 - Tarik Black - Houston Rockets - Sacramento Kings - Assist - 2Q

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Tarik Black jumps up to catch the alley-oop dish from James Harden.

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James Harden lobs it up to Tarik Black as he reaches back and slams it with one hand.

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Chris Paul throws it up and Tarik Black has his back with the putback dunk.

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James Harden dimes the no-look behind the back pass to Tarik Black for the layup.

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Chris Paul gets the bounce pass to Tarik Black for the rise and slam and gets fouled.

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Tarik Black soars to the rim to throw down the slam dunk and gets fouled.

0021700521 HOU WAS RECAP

The Wizards take hold of the Rockets 121-103 with help from Otto Porter Jr.'s game-high 26 points. James Harden scored 20 points for Houston in the loss.

0021700521 HOU WAS BLACK DUNK Q1

James Harden threads a bounce pass through two defenders to Tarik Black for a one-handed dunk.

0021700475 LAC HOU BLACK BLOCK Q1

Jawun Evans drives the length of the floor and thinks he has a layup but gets it blocked by Tarik Black.

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James Harden with the nice behind the back pass to Tarik Black for the one-handed slam.

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James Harden dimes it to Tarik Black as he skies for the slam dunk.

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James Harden with the nice pass to Tarik Black for the slam.

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Tarik Black is wide open in the paint and finishes with the two-handed throwdown.


PLAYER BIO

Professional History

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Signed as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Rockets on August 27, 2014 … Waived by Houston on December 26, 2014. Awarded to the Lakers on a waiver claim on December 28, 2014.

PROFESSIONAL:
2015-16: Appeared in 63 games (39 starts), averaging 6.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.30 steals and 0.38 blocks in 19.0 minutes with Los Angeles and Houston … In 38 games (27 starts) with Los Angeles, averaged 7.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.34 steals and 0.58 blocks in 21.1 minutes … Averaged 4.2 points and 5.1 rebounds (2.3 offensive) in 15.7 minutes over 25 games (12 starts) with Houston … Totaled 14 games of 10+ points, seven games of 10+ rebounds, and five double-doubles … Ranked among rookie league leaders in rebounds (3rd/5.8) and offensive rebounds (2nd/2.3) per game ... Grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds 4/12 vs. Dallas, becoming the first Lakers rookie since Leroy Ellis on 2/24/63 to have at least 19 rebounds … Became the first rookie to achieve that many boards in a game (19) in 2014-15, and just the fourth rookie (D. Blair, G. Dieng, J. Henson) to achieve that feat in the last six seasons … Of the 19 rebounds, 16 were defensive rebounds, also a career mark … In 20 games after being reinserted into the starting lineup at the center position, averaged 9.3 points (60.5% shooting) and 7.5 rebounds … Had a streak of four-consecutive 10+ point outings (4/1 vs. New Orleans - 4/7 at L.A. Clippers), while shooting 67.6% (23-34) in that span … Set a career-high with 18 points (tying a career mark with eight FGM on just nine FGA) to go with 10 rebounds 4/10 vs. Minnesota … Recorded first career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds 12/3 vs. Memphis … Tallied five points and three rebounds in Lakers debut 1/7 at L.A. Clippers … Tallied 16 points on a career-best eight field goals 4/1 vs. New Orleans … Missed two games due to a right ankle sprain (1/21-1/23) … DNP-CD 11 times ... NBA D-League: Played in one game on assignment with the Los Angeles D-Fenders, finishing with 23 points (9-14 FG) and 12 rebounds in 33 minutes 1/3 vs. Reno.

2014 -15: Appeared in 63 games (39 starts), averaging 6.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.30 steals and 0.38 blocks in 19.0 minutes with Los Angeles and Houston … In 38 games (27 starts) with Los Angeles, averaged 7.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.34 steals and 0.58 blocks in 21.1 minutes … Averaged 4.2 points and 5.1 rebounds (2.3 offensive) in 15.7 minutes over 25 games (12 starts) with Houston … Totaled 14 games of 10+ points, seven games of 10+ rebounds, and five double-doubles … Ranked among rookie league leaders in rebounds (3rd/5.8) and offensive rebounds (2nd/2.3) per game ... Grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds 4/12 vs. Dallas, becoming the first Lakers rookie since Leroy Ellis on 2/24/63 to have at least 19 rebounds … Became the first rookie to achieve that many boards in a game (19) in 2014-15, and just the fourth rookie (D. Blair, G. Dieng, J. Henson) to achieve that feat in the last six seasons … Of the 19 rebounds, 16 were defensive rebounds, also a career mark … In 20 games after being reinserted into the starting lineup at the center position, averaged 9.3 points (60.5% shooting) and 7.5 rebounds … Had a streak of four-consecutive 10+ point outings (4/1 vs. New Orleans - 4/7 at L.A. Clippers), while shooting 67.6% (23-34) in that span … Set a career-high with 18 points (tying a career mark with eight FGM on just nine FGA) to go with 10 rebounds 4/10 vs. Minnesota … Recorded first career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds 12/3 vs. Memphis … Tallied five points and three rebounds in Lakers debut 1/7 at L.A. Clippers … Tallied 16 points on a career-best eight field goals 4/1 vs. New Orleans … Missed two games due to a right ankle sprain (1/21-1/23) … DNP-CD 11 times ... NBA D-League: Played in one game on assignment with the Los Angeles D-Fenders, finishing with 23 points (9-14 FG) and 12 rebounds in 33 minutes 1/3 vs. Reno.

College History

Appeared in a combined 135 games over four seasons at Kansas and Memphis, averaging 8.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 1.08 blocks in 20.7 minutes ... Senior (2013-14) (Kansas): Started 15 times and played in 33 games ... Averaged 15.0 points in the NCAA Tournament, including a game-high 18 points 3/23 vs. Stanford ... Averaged 11.0 rebounds in the Big 12 Championship ... Notched a season-high 19 points (9-9 FG) on Senior Night, the best efficiency by a Jayhawk since 1990 ... Finished career with 1,128 points ... Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (12/23) … Junior (2012-13) (Memphis): Played in 32 games (five starts) … Averaged 20.8 minutes, 8.1 points and 4.8 rebounds per game … Led Conference USA in field goal percentage (58.9%) for the second-straight season … Had 10 games with double-figure scoring and one with 10-plus boards … Named to the Tiger Academic 30 for the 2013 spring semester for having the highest grade-point average on the team… Sophomore (2011-12) (Memphis): Named to the C-USA All-Defensive Team and Second-Team All C-USA … Played in all 35 games (31 starts), averaging 10.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots … Led Memphis in rebounding nine times … Pulled down five-plus 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% … Ranked among the C-USA leaders in field goal percentage (1st/.698) and blocked shots (6th/1.5) … Shot 76.5% in postseason play (C-USA and NCAA tournaments) … Had a double-double with 15 points and a career-high tying 13 rebounds 3/8 vs. UTEP in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinals … Shot 71.7% from the field in league play … Freshman (2010-11) (Memphis): Member of the C-USA All-Freshman Team ... Played in all 35 games and made 24 starts, including 18 of the final 19 contests … Led Memphis in rebounding 10 times … Grabbed five or more rebounds 21 times.

High School History

PERSONAL:
Full name is Tarik Bernard Black… First name pronounced TAR-ick ... Born in Memphis, TN … Parents are Lawrence Black and Judith Moore … Has two older siblings, Bilal and Amal ... Father played college basketball .. Graduated from Memphis with a degree in organizational leadership … Working on a master’s degree in African and African American Studies … First played organized basketball in 9th grade at the age of 15 ... Spent time playing baseball in middle school ... Has musical talent, having played the trumpet for eight years ... Led his high school teams to District 15-AAA titles as a junior and senior ... Partnered with the Lakers in 2014-15 to give back to the community at various charitable events, including the Read to Achieve Grand Prize Event, Camp Lakers and the Lakers Youth Foundation Golf Tournament.


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