Breaking: Vols Land 2023 Standout PF Cade Phillips
Tennessee basketball has landed another recruit with the commitment of 2023 four-star big man Cade Phillips out of Alabama, Joe Tipton of On3 reports. Phillips announced his commitment at Jacksonville High School, choosing the Volunteers over Auburn, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Florida State and Georgia. Phillips received an offer from Tennessee when taking his official visit to Rocky Top last November. Phillips, a member of the Class 4A First-Team All-State Roster, as voted by the Alabama Sports Writers Association, serves as a 6’9”, 200-pound addition to the post for Rick Barnes’ squad. “Phillips is a prospect who I find very intriguing because he plays a style of basketball that I find extremely exciting and translatable.
The Rainbow City, Alabama, native marks the second big man the Vols have landed in the 2023 class, joining New York product Tobe Awaka. College athletics are in Phillips’ family, as Cade’s father is John David Phillips, a former quarterback for Alabama. After losing multiple scholarship players for the upcoming fall, Barnes and the rest of the Tennessee Basketball staff has done well to bolster up the 2022 class with additions of five-star Julian Phillips, D. Did you know Volunteer Country on SI does Podcasts? Check out the staff's latest breakdowns here. Volunteer Country on SI is also on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
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