Playmaker expected to carry a major role on Baylor's squad this season? Athletic forward popular among fans for his highlight-reel dunks? Considered by coaches as the team's best defender, possesses an uncanny knack for steals? Selected preseason All-Big 12 (3rd team) by Lindy?s... Also tabbed Big 12?s ?Most Versatile? player by Lindy?s preseason magazine... Named the most underrated player in the Big 12 by Athlon?s preseason publication... Selected Big 12?s ?Best Leaper? by The Sporting News in preseason... Member of 2000 Big 12 Men's Basketball Foreign Tour all-star team that played six games in Austria last summer? Averaged 10.2 points and team-best 60.9 field goal percentage with the all-stars, which finished 5-1? Former two-time junior college all-American and national champion.
1999-2000 (Junior): Started all 29 games and averaged 33.4 minutes as a junior? Finished third on the team in scoring, 11.2 points per game, in his first season at Baylor? Selected All-Big 12 honorable mention by the league coaches following his junior season? Named to the Big 12 All-Newcomer team in 1999-2000? Led the squad in rebounds, and ranked seventh in the Big 12, pulling down an average of 7.7 boards? His 3.41 offensive-rebound average ranked fourth in the Big 12? Tallied 77 steals, the third-highest single-season total in school history? His 2.66 steals-per-game average ranked first in the Big 12? Shot 57.6 percent from the field in 1999-2000, the fifth-highest percentage in the conference? Registered nine double-doubles, the third most in the Big 12? Was named the Big 12 Player of the Week on Jan. 3 after averaging 18.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in wins over North Texas, Southern and Arkansas-Pine Bluff? Selected Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Nov. 30, 1999) after averaging 26.3 points, 15.7 rebounds in wins over Eastern Washington, North Carolina A&T and McNeese State? Turned heads in his third game in Green and Gold, with a 32-point, 17-rebound performance in a win over McNeese State? Scored 25 points and pulled down 18 rebounds in his first game at Baylor, a win over Eastern Washington? Posted double-doubles in his first five games at Baylor? Narrowly missed recording a triple-double with a 27 point, 10 rebound, nine assist effort in a victory over North Texas? Set a Ferrell Center record in the UNT win by shooting 91.7 percent from the field (11-for-12)? Averaged 17.2 points and 11.2 rebounds in non-conference games? Earned a double-double, and posted career high for points in a conference game, with 14 points and 11 rebounds in a 71-57 win over Texas Tech? Scored in double-digits in eight of 16 Big 12 games? Scored 13 points on 6-of-8 field goals and grabbed seven boards in a 63-54 victory over Texas A&M? Made a career-tying seven steals and scored 11 points in a narrow defeat at Kansas? Seven steals tied KU's Allen Fieldhouse opponent single-game record? Transferred to Baylor from Indian Hills CC.
JUNIOR COLLEGE (1997-1999, Freshman & Sophomore): Two-time junior college All-America at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa under coaches Terry Carrol and Mike Capaccio? Member of two junior college national championship teams (1997-98 and 1998-99)? Led Indian Hills to the 1997-98 national title and a 38-0 record? Named to the national all-tournament team in 1998, the only freshman so honored? Averaged 12.8 points and 7.7 rebounds in his JC career? Named a first-team junior college All-American by Street & Smith's following freshman season? Honored as the nation's "Best Defender" in junior college by Lindy's magazine following his sophomore season? Named the No. 2 wing forward JC player by Lindy's magazine? Listed among the "Top Juco" players, the No. 5 power forward, by The Sporting News? An honorable mention All-America selection by Blue Ribbon Yearbook.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time, all-state selection under head coach Kenya Jackson at Messmer High School in Milwaukee, Wis? Led MHS to state championships as a sophomore and senior? Named to the all-tournament team as a senior? Averaged 28 points, 12 rebounds and four assists as a senior in 1997? Led his division, and finished second in the state in scoring? A three-year starter at Messmer.
PERSONAL: Has three older brothers, Reggie (Parker), Derrick and Fred? Father of one daughter, Terrianna, age 2? Born 6-15-78 in Milwaukee, Wis? Son of Lillie and James Black? Majoring in general studies.
BLACK?S CAREER STATS
TOTAL ?? 3-PTS ?? ? REBOUNDS ? Year GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg 1999-2000 (Baylor) 29 29 970 33.4 141 245 .576 8 30 .267 35 89 .393 99 124 223 7.7 63 4 88 75 12 77 325 11.2 Career 29 29 970 33.4 141 245 .576 8 30 .267 35 89 .393 99 124 223 7.7 63 4 88 75 12 77 325 11.2