Jacksonville High School’s Cade Phillips will be playing at the next level for Rick Barnes’ Tennessee Volunteers.
The four-star prospect and Alabama Crimson Tide legacy chose the Vols over Alabama, Georgia, Stanford and Memphis. Phillips father John David is a former Alabama quarterback and his mother, Reagan played basketball in Tuscaloosa. He is also the nephew of former Tide quarterback Brodie Croyle and the grandson of Alabama great John Croyle.
The 6’9 junior hasn’t made a final decision on wither to return for his senior season at Jacksonville or reclassify and head to Knoxville next season.
Phillips lead the Golden Eagles to their first AHSAA state hoops championship in 2021 while brining home Final Four MVP honors. As a junior, he averaged 13.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.5 blocks while averaging 57% shooting.
His standout performance in the Class 4A title game netted 19 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots.
Phillips is currently ranked as the No. 68 prospect in the nation and the top hoops prospect in Alabama according to the 247 Sports Composite.