Julian Phillips || Link Academy (MO) || Wing || 6-8 & 200 Pounds
Five-star senior wing Julian Phillips has committed to Tennessee over the likes of Auburn, G-League Team Ignite, Overtime Elite League, Florida State, South Carolina, & Southern California. This is a huge late addition to Rick Barnes 2022 class which contains four-star guard BJ Edwards. Phillips put together a stellar year at Link Academy (MO) after a big summer last year competing in the 3SSB Circuit.
Phillips is an athletic, lengthy, and fluid wing that has plenty of upside to tap into at the next level. His perimeter shooting consistency is still developing, however he’s proved to be a reliable shooting threat from three-point range. He has an advanced handle + feel for the game at his size which allows him to take the ball coast to coast. Phillips has the versatility to handle the ball in the open court, whether he’s looking to score or get a teammate involved. He uses a springy vertical + his long arms to secure rebounds on both ends of the floor. His athleticism allows him to defend guards on the perimeter, although he has the size & length to contain bigger forwards. Phillips will need to add strength for the next level which will help his game in a variety of ways.