Tarik Black

#28F-C

Tarik

Black

2017 - 18 MPGFG%3P%FT%PPGRPGAPGBPG
SEASON 9.9 59.3 0 83.3 3.8 3.5 0.5 0.7
CAREER STATS 16.1 54.4 16.7 62 5.2 5 0.6 0.5

HEIGHT

6 ft9 in

/ 2.06m

WEIGHT

250 lbs

/ 113.4kg

LATEST VIDEOS

0021700202 tor hou black dunk 1q

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

0021700202 tor hou black and one 1q wsc

James Harden drives and lays off a no-look pass to Tarik Black for the and-one bucket.

0021700190 hou ind black dunk q1

James Harden throws it up to Tarik Black for the one-handed alley-oop slam dunk.

0011700072 VO HOU BLACK DUNK Q3 WSC

Tarik Black drives to the basket for the jam.

0021601215 NOP LAL RECAP

Metta World Peace scores a season-high 18 points with four boards and four steals in what might be his final game of his career, resulting in the Lakers extending their win streak to five by defeating New Orleans at home.

0021601215 NOP LAL nwaba alley 2nd

Corey Brewer lobs the alley-oop pass to David Nwaba, who catches it over his own teammate Tarik Black and slams it down.

0021601215 NOP LAL black layup 2nd

Tarik Black wills a tough layup in for two.

0021601215 NOP LAL black block 2nd

Tarik Black skies for the rejection.

0021601202 min lal black block 2nd

Kris Dunn gets his layup attempt rejected by Tarik Black on the break.

0021601187 VO LAL BLACK DUNK Q2

Jordan Clarkson throws an alley-oop to Tarik Black who finishes with a right handed flush.

0021601123 lal min recap

Ricky Rubio scores a career-high 33 points with 10 assists, Karl-Anthony Towns drops 32 points with nine boards and Andrew Wiggins adds 27 as Minnesota takes care of Los Angeles.

0021601123 lal min black alley 3rd

D'Angelo Russell drives and lobs the alley-oop pass to Tarik Black, who slams it down with one hand.

20170328 LAKERS SHOOTING HL

Lakers score 15 buckets in a row but fall to the Wizards.

0021601110 vo lal black block q4

Kelly Oubre Jr. goes up for the layup but Tarik Black is there for the block.

0021600933_LAL_Jump Ball by Tarik Black_1q  wsc

20170305 dunks of the week

Check out the best slams and jams from the past week in the NBA.

20170228 top 10

Take a look at the top 10 plays from this Tuesday in the NBA.

0021600894 CHA LAL recap

Kemba Walker drops 30 points as the Hornets hold on to win against the Lakers, 109-104.

20170228 dotn

Tarik Black gets the facial slam over the Hornets.

0021600894 CHA LAL black dunk 3q

Tarik Black skies through the lane and throws down the huge dunk.


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.

Traditional Season Stats

SeasonGPMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTTOVSTLBLKPFDD2TD3PTS+/-
Season2017 11GP 108MIN 16FGM 27FGA 59.3FG% 03PM 33PA 03P% 10FTM 12FTA 83.3FT% 12OREB 26DREB 38REB 5AST 7TOV 6STL 8BLK 26PF 0DD2 0TD3 42PTS -1+/-

Career Snapshot

Advanced Player Stats
YearTeamGPGSMINPTSFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOVPF+/-
2017HOU11010842162759.3030101283.3122638568726-1
2016LAL671610903831502945112508210975.214419934339294458173-49
2015LAL3904951335710454.8000194542.244113157161418227840
2014LAL382780227411219058.9000508956.28415724134132229102-216
2014HOU2512392105458354.2010152951.758691278621956-100

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