Second-year forward/center Tarik Black of the Los Angeles Lakers hosted a basketball clinic presented by Bell-Jeff Boys Basketball and All Pro Sports on Sunday. Black met with the kids who learned to improve some of their ball-handling and shooting skills during the clinic at Bellarmine Jefferson High School in Burbank, California via EBMediaGroup:
Last season, undrafted rookie forward Black was waived by the Houston Rockets in order to make room for Josh Smith. It didn’t take long before Black found a new home with the Lakers bringing in the rookie to help bolster the frontcourt.
Although no one in Los Angeles knew what to expect from the Kansas product, the rookie made an impression on the Lakers coaching staff. Black played a considerable amount of minutes in the second half of the season and as a result may have a long-term future in Los Angeles.[divide]