Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv and center Tarik Black will remain together for the next two seasons after agreeing to terms on a new contract, the club announced on Tuesday. Black (2.06 meters, 27 years old) made his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague debut this past season and averaged 11.0 points on 69.9% two-point shooting plus 5.4 rebounds in 26 games. Black posted a season high with 23 points in Maccabi's final EuroLeague game of the season, a Round 30 road loss to Final Four team Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul. In that game, his 10 two-pointers made (in 12 attempts) matched the most by a Maccabi player in more than a decade. He also helped Maccabi win the Israeli League championship. Black had spent the previous four seasons in the NBA with Houston and the Los Angeles Lakers, as well as a stint with Los Angeles of the G-League. In his final college season, he helped the University of Kansas reach the NCAA tournament championship game in 2014.
"I am very proud for the organization of Maccabi and Tarik Black that both sides have extended the contract between them," Maccabi head coach Giannis Sfairopoulos said. "Due to the opportunity I have had to train him for the past seven months, I think we have a great future ahead of us. I am very pleased with this signing and the extension of his contract."