Thursday, November 30 2023

The NBA draft is taking place Thursday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Tennessee freshman forward Julian Phillips was selected by Boston in the second-round (No. 35 overall) of the NBA draft.

The Celtics traded the pick to Washington. The Wizards then traded the selection of Phillips to Chicago.

Phillips appeared in 32 games, including 25 starts, at Tennessee. He averaged 8.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game for the Vols.

The 6-foot-8, 198-pound former Vol came to Tennessee from Link Academy in Branson, Missouri.

Phillips was the No. 13 overall prospect in the class of 2022 and ranked as the No. 1 player in Missouri.

He is seventh NBA draft pick under head coach Rick Barnes at Tennessee. Barnes was hired ahead of the 2015-16 season.

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Story originally appeared on Vols Wire

Source: Yahoo Sports


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