June 9, 2023

Anthony Black Leaves Arkansas For 2023 NBA Draft

Anthony Black has left Arkansas for the 2023 NBA draft after one season.

Black is the No. 8 prospect in ESPN’s NBA draft projections after averaging 12.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.1 steals per game.

“Being one and done was always a goal of mine, but it wasn’t something I necessarily expected to happen,” Black told ESPN. “Coming in, I was focused on winning games and getting better, knowing the rest will take care of itself. I want to thank God and all the coaches who helped me from when I started playing AAU, through high school and college, including Coach Muss. Also, my teammates and family for supporting me and being my biggest fan.”

Black is one of the best defenders in the class as a 6’7 point guard.

“I deserve to be drafted high, but regardless I’m more ready to just work,” Black said. “There are a lot of dudes who get drafted high who don’t do well in the league. The work you put in and how you produce is far more important than where you get picked.”

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