Phillips averaged 24.4 points, five assists, and 3.1 steals this season. He led the county in scoring average, was second in 3-point shooting with a .424 percentage (97 for 229), and was third from the free-throw line with a .444 percentage (106 for 137).
Phillips holds 22 Gulf High records is the second-leading scorer in the school’s history.
At the awards assembly, Coach Feldman called Phillips the best player he has coached in his career.
A Tampa Tribune article on Jan. 26 reported that at that time Phillips was the top scorer in the Bay area, and was the state’s eighth-leading scorer. He was averaging 26.2 points a game when those stats were compiled.