Black has major interest

An athletic power forward with developing skill, four-star prospect LeRon Black is someone who continues to add high-major attention.

Playing for Team Thad, Leron Black has an opportunity to put his developing skills and elite athleticism on display for everyone to see. The near 6-foot-8 power forward was excellent playing up a year in Chicago, and has numerous colleges hard after him on the recruiting trail.

The Memphis (Tenn.) White Station standout has been on the radar for a while, but after an impressive spring, his game looks much improved from last year.

"It is going real well," said Black of the spring. "Me and my team we have won almost every game. I have been playing pretty well. My ball handling has been getting better, and I am stronger now than I was."

Recruiting wise numerous schools are making impressions on him on the recruiting trail.

"Georgetown, Connecticut, Missouri, Memphis, Tennessee have offered," said Black. "Also Kansas is looking at me."

Already Black has made two unofficial visits, and came away impressed with both of them.

"I took one to Missouri with some teammates and I also made an unofficial visit to Kentucky," said Black.

"I really liked Missouri," Black explained. "I liked the campus, it was nice, and the coaches are real cool."

Also the trip to Kentucky was a productive one, though he hasn't had a ton of contact with the Wildcats since then.

"I haven't talked to Kentucky in a while, but Coach (John) Calipari is a great coach and they have real nice facilities," said Black.

The hometown Memphis Tigers have made sure to make Black a priority. Head Coach Josh Pastner has been making it known that he wants Black to stay home.

"Coach Pastner is recruiting me real hard," said Black of Memphis. "I like Memphis and obviously it is close to home."

Also the Georgetown Hoyas have really stepped things up with Black, he thinks it could be a good spot for him.

"Georgetown is recruiting me hard," said Black. "Coach (John) Thompson is a real good coach, and I think I would fit in well there."

For now Black says there is no timetable on a decision and something could happen at any time. Even without a firm grasp on when he will make a decision, the No. 32 ranked prospect in the country has a good idea of what he is looking for in a school.

"I look for good academics, a good coach, and a team that plays at a fast pace," said Black.

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