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#2 Shembari Phillips

Shembari Phillips - Men's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Years at Georgia Tech 2018-20 (graduated 2020)
Experience 2 VL
Height 6-4
Weight 210
Hometown Atlanta, Ga.
Last School Wheeler HS/Tucker HS/Tennessee
Shembari Phillips - Men's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Transfer from Tennessee who sat out the 2017-18 season and played two seasons at Georgia Tech (2018-20) … Part-time starter (24 starts, 64 games) over two years with the Volunteers who shot 37.1 percent from three-point range and 77 percent from the free throw line … Proved himself to be a capable scorer and established a reputation as a good defender … Born in Atlanta,  also has lived in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Queens, N.Y. … Began playing basketball in ninth grade … Enjoys swimming and riding bicycles … Studied criminal justice at Tennessee; earned his bachelor’s degree in history, techn0logy and society at Tech in May, 2020.

A disappointing Tech career revealed Shembari Phillips’ character – Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 5, 2020

2019-20 (senior at Georgia Tech)

Played in 14 games, with a season high of 19 minutes against Morehouse (season high seven points and five assists) … Hit a pair of three-point field goals for six points against Ball State … Got a start on Senior Night against Pittsburgh and hit a three-point field goal.

2018-19 (junior at Georgia Tech)

Made the starting lineup to start the season, started six games, averaging 19.7 minutes, 4.7 points and 1.3 assists per game … Scored 10 points against Lamar with four assists in the season opener, which turned out to be his season high … Played in only 11 of Tech’s last 18 games, but played 10 minutes at Clemson and 22 against Louisville in the absences of Brandon Alston and Jose Alvarado … Played in nine ACC games (DNP last two regular season games) … Did not travel to Notre Dame (2/10) or Virginia Tech (2/13) because of the flu … Hit 32.6 percent from the floor and 4-of-22 from three-point range.

2016-17 (sophomore at Tennessee) – Game-by-Game Statistics

Appeared in 31 games and made 13 starts during his sophomore campaign … Ended the season averaging 6.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 20.9 minutes per game … Led the Vols in assists seven times and led the team in steals eight times … Averaged 32.3 mpg over his final four games of the season, posting 8.3 ppg and 5.0 rpg during that span … Due partly to defensive ability, he saw increased minutes at the point guard position over the final three weeks of the season … Missed the Vols’ SEC Tournament game against Georgia (3/9/17) with a left ankle injury (suffered during practice the previous day) … Made his second straight start and played a team-high 34 minutes in the win vs. Alabama (3/4/17) … Matched his season-high with 16 points and seven rebounds in 32 minutes at LSU (3/1/17) … Scored 14 points and handed out a career-best seven assists against Georgia Tech (12/3/16) … Made two starts at point guard at the Maui Invitational and finished the tournament with a scoring average of 10.7 ppg and played the second-most minutes on the team at 26.7 per contest … Scored a team-high 16 points–shooting 5-for-9 overall, 3-for-4 from 3-point range and 3-for-3 from the free-throw line–during Tennessee’s loss to No. 16 Wisconsin at the Maui Invitational (11/21/16).

2015-16 (freshman at Tennessee) – Game-by-Game Statistics

Appeared in 33 games for the Vols during his freshman campaign, getting the starting nod in each of the final 11 games of the season … Averaged 5.4 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 16.2 minutes per game … In SEC play, he owned the best 3-point percentage (.459) among all league freshmen with at least 30 attempts … In 22 games prior to earning his first start, Phillips averaged 10.4 minutes per game. In his 11 starts thereafter, he averaged 27.9 mpg … Ran off a streak of four consecutive games of double-figure scoring late in the regular season, including a season-best 23 points at Vanderbilt (3/1/16) which included four made 3-pointers … Scored 13 points in 32 minutes of play in Tennessee’s home loss to Arkansas (2/27/16) … Posted a then-season-best in scoring with 16 points at South Carolina (2/24/16); he also handed out four assists for the second straight game … With senior Kevin Punter Jr. sidelined with a foot injury, Phillips played a season-high 38 minutes and scored 13 points to help the Volunteers top LSU, 81-65, at home (2/20/16) … Knocked down three 3-pointers in a then-season-high 23 minutes of action en route to 12 points at Arkansas (2/6/16) … Recorded his best performance as a Vol against No. 21 Texas A&M (1/9/16), finishing with a then-season-best 15 points in 18 minutes of action (went 9-of-10 at the free throw line).

High School

Graduated from Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga., where he was coached by Doug Lipscomb … Helped lead Wheeler to a 30-2 record the 2015 Class AAAAAA state championship … Was a 2015 McDonald’s All-American nominee … Made Sportscenter’s “Top Plays” by throwing down a posterizing, one-handed transition dunk during the Spalding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass., on Jan. 19, 2015 … Rated by as one of the top 10 prospects in Georgia’s Class of 2015 … Attended Tucker High School in Tucker, Ga., as a junior in 2013-14, averaging 18 points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocks under coach James Hartry … Played AAU ball with the Georgia Tornadoes program, coached by Steven Bouye.


June 5, 2017 Basketball Guard Shembari Phillips Transferring to Georgia Tech
Basketball Guard Shembari Phillips Transferring to Georgia Tech
April 30, 2020 PHOTOS: Senior Guard Shembari Phillips

Check out photos from the Georgia Tech career of graduating senior Shembari Phillips

PHOTOS: Senior Guard Shembari Phillips
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