Led by head coach Scott Drew, the Baylor Bears have continued to string together a nice trend of recruits and incoming classes.
On Monday, Baylor added their latest verbal pledge in 6-foot-7 forward, Leron Black. The Tennessee-native is a member of the class of 2014 and is widely regarded as one of the top high school juniors in the country.
Athletic and highly-touted forwards have continuously provided the Bears with a number of productive seasons in the past. From Ekpe Udoh to Perry Jones III to incoming freshmen Isaiah Austin and Ricardo Gathers, Drew continues to reel in some of the top front court talent in the country, year-in and year-out.
Black, who currently attends White Station H.S. (TN) is ranked No. 13 overall by ESPN, while Rivals pins him at No. 18 within the class of 2014.
Known for his athletic ability, Black can get out and run the floor well for his size, allowing for easy buckets in transition with an increased skill level to excel in the open court.
Black becomes the first addition for the Bears’ class of 2014, while Texas-natives Chris Johnson and Jonathan Motley are committed for the 2013-14 season.
Drew is looking to replace both Jones III and Quincy Acy in the squad’s front court this season, but with Austin, Gathers and returnees Cory Jefferson and J’Mison Morgan, that should not become a problem.
Black runs with Team Thad on the AAU circuit and will join the Bears’ program prior to the 2014-15 season.
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