Five-star forward Julian Phillips picks Tennessee

Julian Phillips, a 6-7 forward from South Carolina who attended a Missouri prep school last season, became the final five-star chip to fall Thursday when he announced he would attend Tennessee.Phillips was the 12th-rated player and the No. 4 small forward in the 2022 recruiting class, according to 24/7 Sports.He chose the Volunteers over Auburn, Clemson and Florida State, becoming the fourth McDonald’s All-American ever to cast his lot with the Vols. Previously from Blythewood, S.C., he played last season with Link Academy prep school in Branson, Mo.”Coach (Rick) Barnes, he’s just a great guy overall, I have a great relationship with him. We talk about a lot of things non-basketball-related,” Phillips said in making his announcement on CBS Sports HQ. “… I’ll be happy to play under him.”

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