Sixty names were called Thursday night in the 2014 NBA Draft. While two Jayhawks were picked in the first three, none were drafted in the last 57.
Tarik Black still remains hopeful he’ll end up with an NBA squad.
Early Friday, Tarik Black tweeted out the following, letting his fans know that he couldn’t announce anything yet.
For those worried or wondering, I can’t announce anything but just know that not getting your name called doesn’t mean you don’t get a deal
— Tarik Black (@TarikBlack25) June 27, 2014
Black only played one season at Kansas after making a graduate transfer from Memphis. Black finished the 2013-14 season averaging 5.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.5 blocks per game. The forward out of Memphis, Tenn., went out with a bang with the Jayhawks as he scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in his final two NCAA tournament games.
Black, who lost his starting spot after Joel Embiid proved to be too good to come off the bench, finished the season as KU’s starting center after Embiid injured his back. Black ended up being the leading scorer with 18 points in KU’s final game of the season against Stanford.
The last (and only) undrafted Jayhawk to play in the NBA was Sherron Collins. Collins, who could have left early for the NBA but ended up staying four years, played one season for the Charlotte Bobcats (now the Hornets) in 2010-11. Collins played 20 games and averaged 0.9 points, 0.3 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game.