Men's Basketball


Leron Black
Leron Black
12

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
White Station

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 220

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
01/31/1996

11/17/2014

ICYMI: Illini Take Care of Business on Opening Weekend

The Fighting Illini are 2-0 to start the 2014-15 men's basketball season.

11/16/2014

Hot Shooting Illini Hit 15 Threes in 114-56 Win Against Coppin State

Ahmad Starks and Leron Black led the Illini in points with 18 each, while Malcolm Hill added 13 points and nine boards.

11/14/2014

Strong Second Half Pushes Illini to Season-Opening Victory

Rayvonte Rice scored 24 points and Aaron Cosby added 16 in his Illini debut.

11/27/2014

Illinois vs. Indiana State

Illinois vs. Indiana State at the Las Vegas Invitational; Orleans Arena, Nov. 27, 2014.

(Photos by Jason Marry, IPHD)

11/21/2014

Men's Basketball Illinois vs. Austin Peay

NCAA Basketball: Austin Peay at Illinois (Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics and USATSI)

11/16/2014

Illinois vs. Coppin State

Photos from the Illinois men's basketball game vs. Coppin State on Nov. 16, 2014 at State Farm Center.

11/14/2014

Illinois vs. Georgia Southern

Photos from the Illinois-Georgia Southern Men's Basketball game on Nov. 14, 2014

11/14/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Georgia Southern

Illinois vs. Georgia Southern on November 14, 2014.

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus national top-50 recruit ... Averaged 20.2 points and 12.9 rebounds as a senior, leading White Station to a 30-3 record ... Tennessee Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year in Tennessee ... Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Class AAA All-State Team ... Pepsi Best of the Preps Player of the Year and first-team All-Metro by Memphis Commercial Appeal ... Following his senior season, participated in USA Basketball U18 training camp ... Ranked No. 46 on the recruiting services consensus index ... Ranked No. 38 nationally by Rivals, No. 43 by 247Sports, No. 44 by ESPN and No. 50 by Scout ... Averaged 18.5 points and 10.5 rebounds as a junior, earning Class AAA All-State Team honors by the TSWA and Best of the Preps Class AAA Team accolades by the Commercial Appeal ... High school coach was Jesus Patino ... Played for the Team Thad AAU program, coached by Norton Hurd.

PERSONAL

Born Jan. 31, 1996 in Omaha, Neb. ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (general curriculum) ... Parents are Ronald and Tola Black ... Has a younger sister, Allanna, and a younger brother, Michael ... Mother played and coached high school basketball ... Favorite player is Carmelo Anthony ... Hobbies include watching movies and reading the bible ... Lists his mother as the person who most influenced his career because, "She was a high school basketball coach when I was younger so I was always in the gym with her." ... First player from Memphis to sign with the Fighting Illini since Cory Bradford in 1996 (Raleigh Egypt High School).

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