Pittston Area graduate Jordan Black is ranking among the top players in the country in National Junior College Athletic Association Division III men’s basketball in his second and final season at Luzerne County Community College.
The 6-foot-4 sophomore center is 11th in the nation in field goals, 12th in offensive rebounds and total rebounds and 17th in points.
Black has been a model of consistency for the Trailblazers (4-7).
Even when he came off the bench in two recent games, Black continued to score at least a dozen points and grab at least five rebounds in every outing.
Through 11 games, Black is averaging 19.5 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.2 steals. He is hitting 51.8 percent of his shots from the floor and 67.8 percent from the line.
Black averaged 21 points during a six-game stretch in which Luzerne went 4-2. He scored his season-high of 26 points in a 121-109 loss to Pitt-Titusville.
During a 72-71 win over Lehigh-Carbon CC, Black scored 15 points and grabbed a season-high 19 rebounds. It was one of four times that he finished with a double-double for points and rebounds. Black reached his season-high of assists with six, along with 25 points on 11-for-16 shooting, during an 88-79 loss to Sussex County CC. He has made four steals in three different games.
Black’s production has increased greatly from a year ago. In his freshman season, he played in every game and made 20 starts while averaging 7.4 points and 4.6 rebounds on a 10-19 team.
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