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Tennessee adds 5-star recruit Julian Phillips to roster

Syndication: The News-Press

Link Academy’s Julian Phillips (5) dunks during the second half of the GEICO Nationals quarterfinal between Oak Hill Academy (Va.) and Link Academy (Mo.), Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, Fla.Link Academy defeated Oak Hill Academy 81-67. GEICO Nationals 2022: Oak Hill Academy (Va.) vs. Link Academy (Mo.), March 31, 2022

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee has signed forward Julian Phillips, the fourth high school All-American and seventh five-star prospect to join the Volunteers under men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes.

The 6-foot-8, 200-pound Phillips is ranked among the top 18 overall prospects nationally by two recruiting services. The South Carolina native helped Link Academy in Branson, Missouri, go 33-2. Phillips had nine points, three assists, two rebounds and a steal in the McDonald’s All-American contest.

Phillips joins incoming guard B.J. Edwards as the Volunteers’ prep commitments in this year’s class along with graduate transfer guard Tyreke Key from Indiana State.