Tarik Black was everywhere this summer.
Combine his size and skill set with the fact that he was playing with the loaded Memphis Magic AAU team, and it was hard to ignore him.
As a result, it’s not surprising that big-time programs from across the country are courting the 6-foot-8 big man.
“You pick them, they’re after him,” said Wes Henning, Black’s coach at Ridgeway High School (Tenn.)
Henning and Black headed to Marquette this past weekend for the Golden Eagles’ Elite Camp.
“He basically just went with me,” Henning said. “He didn’t take a tour or anything, just did it because he was with me.”
Despite the fact that they didn’t get a feel of the entire campus, Henning had this to say about the school: “I mean, it’s hard not to like Marquette, but they’re just on his list of schools to look at.”
Black has said in the past that he does not like giving out recruiting lists because of erroneous reports about him in the past, but he and Henning both said that the class of 2010 prospect has not trimmed his collection of suitors yet.
“He hasn’t narrowed his list,” Henning said.
“Naw, not yet,” said Black, who estimates that about “30 or so” schools are looking at him.
Henning did say that hometown Memphis was on it, while Black said that Connecticut and Marquette were contacting him out of the Big East.
“[I’ll cut my list] in about a month or so,” said Black.