Anthony Black - Men's Basketball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#0 Anthony Black

G | Fr. (4) | 6-7 | 198 | Duncanville, Texas | Duncanville HS


2022-23 (Fr.):
ALL-SEC 2nd Team (coaches) and SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
• Named the CBS Sports/USBWA National Freshman of the Week (Nov. 22) for his early-season play through Louisville at Maui
• Named SEC co-Freshman of the Week (Nov. 28) for his play at Maui
• THE ONLY PLAYER IN THE SEC TOP 25 in Scoring • Rebounding • Assists • Steals • Blocked Shots
^ 3rd in steals (2.06) • 5th in assists (3.92) • 18th in scoring (12.78) • 23rd in blks (0.61) • 24th in rebs (5.06)
LED the SEC IN MINUTES: (34:51) … 4th-most total minutes (1,253) by a Hog in a season … Played all 40 minutes in regulation 3x & all 20 minutes of a half 19x.
Set Arkansas freshman season records in steals (74) • steals/gm (2.06) • Minutes (1,253) • Min/gm (34:51) • FT Att (190) • Games (36) • Starts (36)
• Was the only Razorback to start all 36 games
Is THE ONLY player in Razorback history to reach 450+ points, 180+ rebounds and 140+ assists in a season (460-182-141)
IN THE UA SEASON RECORD BOOK: 38 SEC steals (T-3rd); 82 SEC Assists (9th)
• Started all 36 games … Averaged 12.8 points, 5.1 rebounds with a freshman school record 74 steals.
• MAUI INVITATIONAL: Named to the 5-man Maui Jim Maui Invitational All-Tournament Team as well as being named SEC co-FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK… Led all scorers (22.3 ppg) at Maui … Versus Louisville, scored a career-high 26 points (9-of-11 FG; 3-5 3PT and 5-of-5 FT) with a season-high six assists …  Versus Creighton, matched his career-high with 26 points (10-of-18 FG; 1-3 3PT and 5-of-6 FT) with six assists and leading the team with six rebounds … Added 15 points versus San Diego State, making career highs in FT (9) and FTA (10).
• TROY: Played all 40 minutes and recorded a season-high 8 rebounds, while scoring 14 points.
• BRADLEY: Attempted a season-high 11 free throws (making seven) and led the team in assists (4) and blocked shots (2).
• @ LSU: Played all 40 minutes and stuffed the stat sheet with seven points, eight rebounds and four assists with just two turnovers.
• @ AUBURN: Scored a game-high 23 points, going 13-of-16 at the free throw line … Added seven rebounds and four assists.
• @ MISSOURI: Nearly recorded a triple-double with 15 points, eight rebounds and a then career-high seven assists … Added two steals and a blocked shot … Eight rebounds tied his career high.
• OLE MISS: Led team with 17 points and posted career highs in assists (8) and steals (5) … Scored 11 of his 17 and had four of his five steals in the second half.
• LSU: Tied his career high by making 3 3-pointers (3-of-5) to score 14 points with seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.
• @ BAYLOR: Despite an early knee injury, gutted out a 7-point, 6-rebound, 3-assist performance.
• TEXAS A&M: Had 11 points and seven assists with two steals
• @ SOUTH CAROLINA: Scored five of Arkansas’ final seven points in the 2-point win with a crucial defensive board leading to two free throws to go up one (60-59) with 2:43 left, a layup to go up one (64-63), a defensive rebound with 32 seconds left, a defensive rebound with two seconds left that led to a free throw and 65-63 win.
• @ KENTUCKY: Scored 19 points — including 12 in the second half -— with five assists and a career-high tying five steals … Had three dunks, including a highlight reel alley-oop in the first half and back-to-back dunks off back-to-back steals on UK’s first and second possessions of the second half.
• MISS STATE: Scored a game-high 23 points with five rebounds, five assists and three steals … Snapped an 0-7 streak from 3-point range by going 2-of-5 from deep.
• @ TEXAS A&M: Tied his career high with eight assists (just 3 TO) … Added nine points.
• @ GEORGIA: For the third time, tied his career high with eight assists (with ZERO TO) … Added 10 points (5-of-7) with four rebounds and two steals.
• @ TENNESSEE: Led Arkansas with 13 points (6-of-9 FG, 1-2 3PT) and added five rebounds.
• KENTUCKY: Led Arkansas with 8 rebounds – tying his career high for a fourth time this season – adding 14 points and four assists,
• vs AUBURN (SEC): Led Arkansas with 19 points (6-of-10 FG; 7-9 FT) with six rebounds and six assists … Added two steals.
• vs TEXAS A&M (SEC): Had a career-high four blocked shots.
• vs KANSAS (NCAA): Only scored four points, but played 37:13 with an injury left ankle … Primarily guarded Grady Dick and held him to 7 points (3-of-9 FG; 1-of-3 3PT) … Inside the final 9:30 (with Arkansas down 2, blocked a Dick 3PT attempt, dished out an assist to give Arkansas its first lead (52-51) since leading 2-0, and had a defensive rebound.
• vs UConn (NCAA): Led the team with 20 points, his 5th 20-pt game, and five steals, tying his career high … Added four rebounds … Scored Arkansas’ first five points … Started Arkansas’ 10-0 run in the second half with a  3-pointer, steal and a free throw.

• Listed as the #1 point guard in the nation by 247Sports
• Part of the 2022 Razorback signing class that ranked #2 nationally and the top-rated class in school history with six players on the ESPN and SI top 100 lists
• Member of gold-medal-winning USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team for the 2022 FIBA Americas U18 Championship (Tijuana, Mexico)
– Among those on Team USA who played in each game, Black led the way with 7.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game over 19.9 minutes … His 47 total rebounds, 25 assists and 12 blocks were also team highs … Black also tied for the team lead with 11 steals.
– Averaged 5 points on 34.3% shooting and was third in total minutes played (120).
– Highlights included a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double against Puerto Rico to close group play and another 11-rebound outing in the quarterfinal win over Mexico … In the semifinal round against Argentina, Black blocked five shots, tying a USA Basketball Men’s U18 single-game record set by James Banks in 2016.
• Member of USA Basketball’s 2022 USA Nike Hoop Summit Team
• McDonald’s All-American
• Played in the Iverson Classic
• MaxPreps All-American (HM)
• Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Player of the Year Watch List

• SI99 All-American   #8 nation
• 247Sports                  #14 nation – #1 PG (5-Star)
• ESPN                            #15 nation – #8 SF (5-Star)
• 247Composite          #17 nation – #2 PG (5-Star)
• Rivals                           #19 nation – #5 SG (5-Star)

• #5 on the 2023 NBA Mock Draft (#3 college player) by and #8 by
• Rated #3 player from the state of Texas by ESPN and 247Sports (behind fellow signee Jordan Walsh)
• Earned TABC All-State honors in 2022
• Led Duncanville to the 2022 Texas 6A state championship … Named Texas 6A State Tournament MVP thanks to scoring 17 points in the 69-49 title game win over McKinney
• 2022 District 11-6A Offensive Player of Year
• Played just 15 regular-season games as a senior due to transfer regulations, but averaged 13.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.2 steals
• Duncanville was 35-1 … In the final national polls, ranked No. 1 by MaxPreps, No. 2 in both the SB Live/Sports Illustrated Power 25 and ESPN national rankings and No.  No. 3 in USA TODAY Sports Super 25
• Began high school career at Coppell HS where he was a second-team all-area selection as a junior … Averaged 16.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2 steals per game
• Was also a 3-Star recruit as a wide receiver getting offers from Arkansas, Baylor and Texas among others
• His father, Terry Black, is in the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame (2015) as a standout for the Bear’s basketball program … His mother, Jennifer, played soccer at Texas and Baylor