Men's Basketball

Leron Black
Leron Black


Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
White Station

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 220




ICYMI: Illini Take Care of Business on Opening Weekend

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


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.


Strong Second Half Pushes Illini to Season-Opening Victory

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


Illinois men's basketball vs. Purdue

Fighting Illini men's basketball vs. Purdue at State Farm Center on Jan. 21, 2015


Men's Basketball vs. Indiana

January 18, 2015


Men's Basketball vs. Nebraska (USA Today)

Men's Basketball vs. Nebraska (USA Today)


Illinois vs. Kennesaw State -- Dec. 27, 2014

Photos from the Fighting Illini victory over Kennesaw State at State Farm Center, Dec. 27, 2014.


Illinois vs. Oregon at United Center

Photos from Illinois vs. Oregon at the United Center in Chicago (Frank Polich/Illinois Athletics)


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.


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).