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One of the top remaining uncommitted recruits in Texas high school basketball hinted Tuesday that he’s nearing a final decision on where to take his talents at the next level.

Duncanville senior guard Anthony Black revealed his plans to announce where he’ll take the court next season on Monday, March 28th, the eve of the McDonald’s High School All-American game at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

He is widely considered the nation’s highest-rated uncommitted recruit remaining among Class of 2022 prospects.

Black, a consensus five-star recruit, will be one of three Texas high school boys basketball standouts represented at this year’s McDonald’s All-American game joining Richardson guard Cason Wallace, a Kenucky signee, and Dallas Kimball point guard Arterio Morris, a Texas commit.

In a video teasing his impending decision posted to Twitter early Tuesday afternoon, the Panthers’ decorated point guard faces a tough choice in picking one of many Powerade bottles, each representing one of his potential destinations.

Black — who was tabbed the Class of 2022’s No. 12 prospect nationally in Sports Illustrated’s SI99 Basketball Recruiting Rankings — garnered nearly two dozen Division I scholarship offers and went on several official visits during his recruitment.

However, he has whittled his plethora of options down to five finalists: Arkansas, Gonzaga, Oklahoma State, TCU and the NBA’s G-League.

Black has taken recruiting trips to all four schools, starting with an official visit to Oklahoma State in mid-June before the 2021-22 season tipped off.

Then the Duncanville senior followed that up with a pair of trips to Arkansas: an official visit in mid-September and an additional last-minute unofficial visit last month. He also went on official visits to TCU and Gonzaga in early October.

Black could be poised to take a major role as a freshman in Oklahoma State’s backcourt after the Cowboys missed the NCAA Tournament after a 15-15 finish.

He could also keep playing within the DFW metroplex for the hometown Horned Frogs after TCU (21-13) secured the program’s first NCAA Tournament win in 35 years, or opt instead to suit up for Arkansas (27-8) or Gonzaga (28-3), who are set to battle one another Thursday in the Sweet 16.

Black, a 6-foot-7 point guard, could also choose to forgo college altogether in favor of the G-League option. He would join a growing list of players who have chosen to join the NBA’s developmental league instead of playing collegiately or getting a jump start on his professional career overseas.

If that’s the path he chooses to pursue, Black would join the G-League’s “Team Ignite” — a select team of mostly high-level prospects which plays a condensed 25-game schedule within the NBA’s developmental league in addition to national teams from around the world — for a year before becoming eligible to enter the NBA Draft.

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He would become the first Texas basketball star to join G-League Ignite and the seventh high school standout to choose that route since the select team’s inception in 2020.

Black helped Duncanville (35-1) complete one of the most dominant seasons in the history of Texas high school basketball during his senior year.

He averaged 13.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game on 58.0% shooting and was named the District 11-6A Offensive Player of the Year during a sensational senior campaign.

Black was also voted MVP of the 2022 UIL Class 6A Boys Basketball State Championship game and earned a spot on the 6A All-Tournament team after tallying 26 points, eight rebounds, six assists, six steals and three blocks on 6-of-9 shooting and a 12-of-19 mark from the free-throw line in wins against Humble Atascocita and McKinney to lead the Panthers to their third consecutive state title in mid-March.

Editor’s note: Duncanville won Class 6A state basketball championships in 2019, 2021 and 2022. The Panthers also reached the state title game in 2020 before it was canceled due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.