IU head coach Archie Miller has reached back into his old stomping grounds to make Indiana’s third scholarship offer in the class of 2022.
Dayton, Ohio based center Shawn Phillips, one of the top sophomores in the country, unofficially visited Indiana for their home game against Maryland in January.
Today, the 6-foot-10 Phillips received an offer from Miller and IU. Phillips’ AAU coach David Ramey appears to be the first to have reported the news.
Congrats to 4⭐ Class of 2022 6'11 C @shawnphillipsj1 on receiving another D1 offer from @IndianaMBB @Archie_Miller @B_Walsh2 @MikeRobertsIU and coaching staff! @PrepHoopsOH @247recruiting @Rivals @NextUpRecruits @247Sports @ohiorecruits_ pic.twitter.com/B2K9VIt3VQ
— Coach D Ramey (@CoachDRamey613) April 8, 2020
According to Ramey, Indiana has been in regular communication with Phillips since the visit and communicated on Tuesday that they were ready to move forward with a scholarship offer. The offer came directly from head coach Archie Miller.
Although he was only a sophomore, Phillips put up some impressive numbers at Belmont that demonstrated his ability to be a force in the paint.
The big man averaged 12.8 points per game while making 65 percent of his shots from the field. Phillips added 11.3 rebounds (including 4.8 offensive boards) and he blocked 2.8 shots per contest.
Phillips is the No. 48 player in the class of 2022 according to the 247Sports composite, and the No. 7 center.
Although the Hoosiers just gained a commitment from fellow Ohioan Logan Duncomb this week, IU remains relatively thin in the front court after next season. Indiana is likely to place a heavy emphasis on Phillips.
Along with Indiana, Phillips has interest from several high major programs including Ohio State, Michigan State, Kentucky, Auburn, Xavier, Cincinnati, West Virginia, and Syracuse.
To see all of Indiana’s offers and recruiting prospects, go here.
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