Kansas head coach Bill Self announced today that Memphis transfer Tarik Black will join the Jayhawks next year. The 6-foot-9, 262-pound Black will join a Kansas team that just last week received a commitment from Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 recruit in the nation.
Black, who visited Duke last week, chose Kansas over Duke and Oregon, and has one year of eligibility left after graduating from Memphis earlier this month. He averaged 8.1 points and 4.8 rebounds in 32 games last season with Memphis, despite starting just five of those games.
Black would have added depth to a Duke front court that will need to find a way to overcome the loss of Mason Plumlee to graduation. Black will now join one of the top recruiting classes in the nation—Kansas signed four other top-40 recruits this year in addition to Wiggins.