Kansas Jayhawks Land Memphis Transfer Tarik Black

By Trevor Lowry
Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The good news keeps on coming for the Kansas Jayhawks. The Jayhawks just recently landed the No. 1 recruit in the nation in Andrew Wiggins and now Memphis transfer Tarik Black will be joining the team, according to ESPN.

Not to long ago, Kansas looked like it might have a down year, thanks to all of its starters no longer being on the team, but now the Jayhawks will likely be ranked in the top five to start the 2013-14 college basketball season.

Getting Wiggins was huge for this team and he should make an instant impact, since he is the No. 1 recruit in the nation and all. Black became a hot topic as well once he decided to transfer from Memphis. The best part about Black transferring is the fact that he will be able to play right away.

Black averaged 8.1 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game this past season. However, he only averaged 20.8 minutes per game, so he could definitely do some damage in the scoring and rebounding department with more time on the court.

Black stands at 6’9” and he will definitely be a big body that will help make the Jayhawks that much better in the paint.

Bill Self has done work as of late and if there was an offseason award for coaches, Self would definitely win it.

Kansas could easily be better than it was this past season with the additions of Black and Wiggins. It is definitely safe to say that it is a great time to be a Jayhawk, but that usually seems to be the case, considering that this team never seems to skip a beat.


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