Da Boot Sports
By: Terrill J. Weil
BATON ROUGE, LA - Matt McMahon has filled his final scholarship slot for the 2022-23 season with four star center Shawn Phillips. The 6'-10" 250-pound Phillips is the #20 ranked center and the #111 overall rated player in the nation as reported by 247sports.
He attends Dream City Christian in Glendale, Arizona and originally signed with NC State before requesting a scholarship release in April after coaching changes were made by the Wolfpack.
"We are excited to welcome 7-foot forward Shawn Phillips to the LSU family," Matt McMahon said. “Shawn is a physical, tough and competitive addition to our frontcourt. He is a shot-blocking rim protector and active rebounder on the defensive end of the court. With his size and mobility, he is a strong finisher around the rim. We love the development in his game over the last two years and look forward to coaching him in Baton Rouge.”
Phillips averaged 15.9 points, 14.7 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game for Dream City.