Anthony Black

Anthony Black

20-Year-Old GuardG
Orlando Magic  NBA  
Orlando Magic
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Anthony Black was a five-star recruit in the high school class of 2022 who played his lone collegiate season at Arkansas. Starring alongside fellow highly touted freshmen Nick Smith and Jordan Walsh, Black started all 36 of his appearances and averaged 12.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.1 steals and 0.6 blocks in 34.9 minutes per game. The Texas native shot 45.3 percent from the field, 30.1 percent from three and 70.5 percent from the free-throw line. Black is an excellent on-ball defender and a willing passer who prefers to set up teammates rather than create his own shot, but his size is his biggest asset. Black is essentially a point guard with the body of a wing, enabling him to work over and around defenders with ease. He's a good finisher at the rim and an above-average athlete, but operating as a playmaker in the pick-and-roll is where he's most comfortable. At this stage in his development, Black is not a great three-point or free-throw shooter, so developing confidence and better mechanics will be a priority. His Summer League played out as profiled. Black slashed a poor 41/17/55 but racked up 26 rebounds, six steals and two blocks in three games. Aside from his shooting issues, another concern for the rookie as a fantasy asset is Orlando's logjam at guard. He's competing for minutes with Markelle Fultz, Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs and Gary Harris. At this point, though, it wouldn't be surprising if Suggs or Harris was the odd man out. Preseason may give us more information on Black's potential role, but fantasy managers should exercise caution when drafting him. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $14.85 million contract with the Magic in July of 2023. Contract includes $7.97 million team option for 2025-26.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Anthony Black was a five-star recruit in the high school class of 2022 who played his lone collegiate season at Arkansas. Starring alongside fellow highly touted freshmen Nick Smith and Jordan Walsh, Black started all 36 of his appearances and averaged 12.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.1 steals and 0.6 blocks in 34.9 minutes per game. The Texas native shot 45.3 percent from the field, 30.1 percent from three and 70.5 percent from the free-throw line. Prior to arriving at Arkansas, Black spent time at Coppell High School in Duncanville, TX before transferring to Duncanville High School for his senior season. Earlier in his high school career, Black was not considered an elite prospect, but he closed his senior season as a consensus top-20 player in his class. Black is an excellent on-ball defender and a willing passer who prefers to set up teammates rather than create his own shot, but his size is his biggest asset. Black is essentially a point guard with the body of a wing, enabling him to work over and around defenders with ease. He's a good finisher at the rim and an above-average athlete, but operating as a playmaker in the pick-and-roll is where he's most comfortable. At this stage in his development, Black is not a great three-point or free-throw shooter, so developing confidence and better mechanics will be a priority. Black projects as a high-to-mid-lottery pick in 2023 and figures to be an instant-impact player as a rookie. His size, athleticism and willingness to pass should make him an attractive fit for several teams in the lottery. Black draws comparisons to current NBA players like Cade Cunningham, Josh Giddey and Dyson Daniels.

Back to bench
GOrlando Magic
March 10, 2024
Black won't start Sunday's game against the Pacers.
ANALYSIS
Jalen Suggs (thigh) and Markelle Fultz (knee) are out again, but Black will be replaced in the starting lineup by Caleb Houstan on Sunday. As a reserve this season (23 games), Black has averaged 5.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 15.8 minutes.
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How does Anthony Black compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
  • True Shooting %
    An advanced statistic that measures a player's efficiency at shooting the ball that takes field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and three point percentage into account.
  • Effective Field Goal %
    A statistic that adjusts field goal percentage to account for the fact that three-point field goals count for three points while field goals only count for two points.
  • 3-Point Attempt Rate
    Percentage of field goal attempts from three point range.
  • Free Throw Rate
    Number of free throw attempts per field goal attempt.
  • Offensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available offensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Defensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available defensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Total Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Assist %
    An estimate of the percentage of teammate field goals a player assisted while they were on the floor.
  • Steal %
    An estimate of the percentage of opponent possessions that end with a steal by the player while they were on the floor.
  • Block %
    An estimate of the percentage of opponent two-point field goal attempts blocked by the player while they were on the floor.
  • Turnover %
    An estimate of turnovers committed per 100 plays.
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True Shooting %
56.0%
 
Effective Field Goal %
54.0%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
38.1%
 
Free Throw Rate
32.4%
 
Offensive Rebound %
3.3%
 
Defensive Rebound %
10.8%
 
Total Rebound %
7.0%
 
Assist %
10.6%
 
Steal %
1.3%
 
Block %
1.7%
 
Turnover %
13.0%
 
Usage %
12.7%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
10.6
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
0.6
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Had excellent Orlando workout
GFree Agent
June 22, 2023
Black "had a strong visit with Orlando and believes he's very much in play for the sixth selection," writes Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports.
ANALYSIS
Black would create a slight logjam in Orlando, but the 6-foot-6 Arkansas product would fit the Magic's mold of length and vision. Fischer says "the Magic are indeed considering guards with size at No. 6."
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Gets starting nod
GOrlando Magic
March 6, 2024
Black is in the starting five for Wednesday's game versus the Wizards.
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Moves back to bench
GOrlando Magic
February 27, 2024
Black isn't in the starting five for Tuesday's game versus the Nets, Dan Savage of the Magic's official site reports.
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Starting Sunday
GOrlando Magic
February 25, 2024
Black is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Jason Beede of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
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Not in starting lineup
GOrlando Magic
February 22, 2024
Black isn't starting Thursday's game against the Cavaliers, Dan Savage of the Magic's official site reports.
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Does little in spot start Wednesday
GOrlando Magic
February 15, 2024
Black finished with four points (2-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and one steal across 23 minutes during Wednesday's 118-100 victory over the Knicks.
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