St. Louis, Mo.
University City High
Prior to ETSU
Lettered in both baseball and football at University City High School in St. Louis, Mo. … is a versatile slugger who spent most of his time at catcher for University City High School, but could play a number of positions … was named Third-Team Post Dispatch All-Metro after hitting .500 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs, while being named Suburban South Conference Player of the Year … led the conference in batting average, home runs, runs scored (35), slugging percentage (.845), on-base percentage (.611) and walks (21) … was named 2011 Underclass Honorable Mention by Perfect Game … was a starter since his freshman year, and led the Lions with a .410 average, 25 hits, six doubles, three triples, two home runs, and 18 RBI in his freshman campaign … the following year, he hit .359 with a .518 on-base percentage and 19 RBIs and was named 2010 Underclass Honorable Mention by Perfect Game.
Son of Derrick and Mary Phillips … born Oct. 15, 1993 … has yet to declare a major … his brother Derrick Phillips Jr. was drafted by the Washington Nationals in 2008 and played three seasons in the minor leagues for the Nationals and one year for the Elizabethton Twins.