Top-50 sophomore Shawn Phillips Jr. is currently ranked the No. 48 overall sophomore in the country by 247Sports. The 6-foot-10 center is ranked seventh in his position and third in the state of Ohio.
He has found himself leading a national recruitment which includes offers from Ohio State, Dayton, Ohio U, and others.
I’ve watched Phillips Jr. play and he’s one of the smartest bigs in the entire class, but how does he describe his game?
“I have great post moves and I can knock down mid-range jump-shots when needed and I’m a great post defender and a good shot blocker also a great rebounder and a decent leader. I need to get stronger, faster and more athletic to dominate at the next level.”
So, who all is involved with the four-star sophomore?
“Dayton, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Ohio state, TCU, Auburn, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio U, and Xavier,” Phillips Jr. listed. He does indeed hold offers from several of these schools and I expect that list to grow.
As far as new programs that have gotten involved with Phillips Jr. he listed the following: “TCU, West Virginia and Indiana are the newest schools to begin recruiting me.”
He has taken several visits including to Ohio State, Cincinnati, Ohio U, and some others. As far as those go, they’ve just been unofficials as he can’t begin taking officials just yet.
I asked him if he’s ever thought about the possibility of reclassing, he said “I’ve never thought about it but maybe that wouldn’t be such a bad idea.”