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Memphis junior makes an early decision

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A few weeks ago, LeRon Black made a visit to Baylor. While there, he connected with the staff on a basketball and spiritual level.
Monday night, the five-star forward from Memphis (Tenn.) White Station who ranks No. 18 in the class of 2014 decided to make the call and end his recruitment before his junior season.
"When I was on my visit I learned a lot," Black told Rivals.com. "It's a Christian school and I'm big on Christianity and that's what they teach. It's a great program and the campus is wonderful."
Black isn't just talking either. During road trips he does bible study because he's missing church and Baylor assistant Jerome Tang connected with the 6-foot-7 junior on that level early. From there, the rest of the staff joined in and they were able to sell Black on the basketball side of things as well.
"When I first talked to coach Tang he knew that I was Christian so he was teaching me, almost giving me a sermon," said Black. "Then they really just excited me about the program."
Of course, Black's play on the floor also had a lot to do with Baylor going after him so ferociously. He is a big time rebounder, plays with huge energy and is rapidly developing his overall skill.
"They like how hard I play," said Black. "They like how versatile I am and my defense. They say offensively I'll be able to play the two, three and four and defensively I can guard just about any position."
With his recruitment out of the way, Black -- who starred during the summer on Norton Hurd's Team Thad -- is looking forward to two big years to finish his high school career. He certainly has lofty goals.
"It's a big relief to have this off my chest," said Black. "Now I'm trying to win two state championships, win every tournament with Team Thad, move up the rankings and make the McDonald's All-American game."
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