Schools in to see Black

Three high level programs have already been around to check in on LeRon Black.

In the class of 2014, one of the best power forward prospects is Leron Black. The lanky 6-foot-7 forward ranks No. 20 in the nation in the early class of 2014 rankings. Black was impressive at the John Lucas Midwest Invitational, and college coaches are dropping by Memphis (Tenn.) White Station to see him in action.

During the John Lucas Midwest Invitational, Black showed his ability to get to the rim when facing up as well as scoring on the low block. Overall he was one of the better interior prospects at the event.

"I like the work ethic that he made us put forth, and the competition is crazy," said Black of the camp. "There are a lot of good players here."

When asked to describe his game, Black said, "I slash to the basket, that is what I do the best. Also I am shooting it well from the mid-range, and I can step behind the line sometimes and make shots. I think I handle the ball well for my height."

So far a trio of schools have dropped by White Station to watch Black in action.

"This year the people that have come by are Florida, Memphis, and Tennessee," said Black.

According to Black, what stands out for him about Memphis is the support the program gets around the city.

"The crowd is incredible there," said Black of Memphis. "There is a lot of love at Memphis from the fans, and Coach (Josh) Pastner is a great coach."

At the moment he hasn't had a ton of contact with the Tennessee staff, but he knows they are interested.

"I haven't really been talking to them, they have been talking to my coach," Black said about Tennessee. "He tells me they are interested, and I think that would be a good school to go to."

When it comes to Florida, Black likes the way they play and feels he could be a good fit in Gainesville.

"Brandon Powell out of Memphis went there, and I like the way Florida plays," said Black. "I would love to go to Florida. I think it is a great place."

Currently Black is in no hurry to make a decision, and is just now starting to sort through his recruitment, but he does know what he will be looking for in a school.

"I am looking for a school with a good academic program, and also a school that runs and likes to get up and down the floor," said Black.

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