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The last remaining five-star basketball prospect in the 2022 class has committed to Tennessee.

The G League Ignite team had emerged as an option late in the process, butPhillips chose the Volunteers. He had originally committed to LSU in October but was released from his letter of intent in March after Will Wade was fired following an NCAA notice of allegations accusing the program of five Level I violations.

A small forward from South Carolina who attended Link Year Prep in Missouri,Phillips is ranked 13 in the ESPN 100 for 2022. He is a small forward in the class.

Link Year Prep won the title of the Geico Nationals tournament last month, thanks to the efforts ofPhillips, who averaged 18.6 points per game for Upward Stars on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit last summer. He averaged 15.7 points and 4.7 rebound in three Geico Nationals games, including 20 points and six rebound in a win over Oak Hill Academy.

The one-and-done talent that the NBA craves,Phillips is a long and skilled wing with. He plays both inside and out. At a young age,Phillips has a lot of potential. His physical measurables make him a desirable recruit.

Tennessee's frontcourt is likely to play a starring role immediately with the addition ofPhillips. The Volunteers are expected to bring back Zaigler and Vescovi on the perimeter, as well as Jordan James on the wing. The combination of James andPhillips should cause problems for opponents.

They also get back starting center Uros Plavsic, who started 22 games before suffering an ankle injury. Key averaged 17.2 points per game in two seasons at Indiana State before sitting out last season.

The Volunteers were ranked 19 in the most recent update of the Way-Too-Early Top 25.