Tom Black was a basketball player who played in the Center position. He weighed 220 lbs and was 6 feet 10 inches tall. In his brief career in the NBA (National Basketball Association), he played in 1971 for two teams. When he played for Seattle Supersonics he was given jersey no. 12. While he played for Cincinnati Royals he used jersey no. 24.
Black attended West Salem High School in West Salem, Wisconsin and later sought admission in South Dakota State University. During the 1964 NBA draft, he was selected by Baltimore Bullets in the 9th round. He was the 2nd pick and overall 72nd pick. Black initially played 55 games with Seattle Supersonics. In these he made 273 points, 116 personal fouls, 42 assists and 225 rebounds. His field goal percentage was 0.414 and free throw percentage was 0.699. Later Black appeared in 16 games for Cincinnati Royals during which he made 26 points, 20 personal fouls, 2 assists and 34 rebounds. His field goal percentage was 0.303 and free throw percentage was 0.4.
During the career with the NBA, Black appeared in 71 games in which he got 873 playing minutes. He scored 299 points, 136 personal fouls, 44 assists and 259 rebounds. He made nil 3-point field goal attempts. His field goal attempts were 301 out of which he made 121 field goals and his free throw attempts were 88 out of which he made 57 free throws.