Penn State’s Emily Phillips transfers to IUPUI
Former South Bend sparkplug Emily Phillips (right) has transferred from Penn State to IUPUI after two seasons with the Lions.
The 5’4 point guard was a key player for South Bend Washington during their two trips to the 4A state finals in 2007 and 2008, including a championship in 2007. As a senior, she averaged 8.9 points, 5.1 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game alongside teammate Skylar Diggins, now at Notre Dame.
During her two years at Penn State, Phillips came off the bench for head coach Coquese Washington. During her sophomore season, she averaged 2.4 points, 1.5 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 13.5 minutes per game for the 17-14 Lions.
Phillips will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting one season to comply with NCAA transfer rules. She will join Ben Davis senior Demetria Nunley-Lash and Kankakee Community College transfer Shakeeta Cotton (Kokomo) as members of IUPUI’s recruiting class for 2010-11.
Phillips’ playing experience in the Big Ten should give her an edge coming into the 2011-12 season, providing IUPUI with some much-needed help. The Jaguars were 3-26 last season and 2-16 in Summit League play under head coach Shann Hart and return just five players from last season’s roster.
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