One of the top players in the class of 2014, Leron Black a 6'7" 215 lb forward from Memphis committed to Baylor today. Black cited the Christian focus of the school as a major factor in his decision to commit. He told John Martin of the Commerical Appeal (who broke this story) that, "my commitment is not going to change. I am going to be at Baylor."
Black has a 247 composite rating of 18 making him a consensus 5-star recruit. He follows in the line of athletic 5-star forwards that Baylor has been able to get commitments from in recent years: Perry Jones III, Quincy Miller and Isaiah Austin. His 247 profile: Leron Black
Bearstruth reached Black for a couple of quotes:
Bearstruth : We have heard you say several times that Christianity is a big part of your life and that you appreciated Baylor for its Christian emphasis. How important was this in your decision to commit?
Black: "It was all God! I felt led to Baylor and I feel like I can join with God fearing men to help spread his Word on this earth."
Bearstruth : We hear about your nonstop motor. What pro or college players have you been compared to?
Black: "Yes sir- I play as hard as I can every time I touch the floor! Coach Tang has compared me to other Baylor forwards like Perry Jones III and Quincy Miller."
More to the interview as he responds to other questions.