Shembari Phillips
Shembari  Phillips

Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Wheeler HS/Tucker HS

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 202




History, Science and Technology


#TGW: Promise in the Youth

With Tech’s roster makeup still to be finalized, Pastner is excited about the Yellow Jackets’ young players


Georgia Tech in China - Day 5

Scenes from Tech's practice and visit to Shanghai Disney on Wednesday, November 8, 2017


Georgia Tech Afternoon Practice, November 5, 2017

The Yellow Jackets drove to the Dragon Sports Centre to conduct their first full practice in China, Sunday afternoon.


Georgia Tech Basketball Morning Walk, November 5, 2017

On their first full day in China, the Yellow Jackets went for a morning walk by West Lake in Hangzhou.


Georgia Tech in China - Day 3

Monday saw the Yellow Jackets visit the campus of Alibaba, the largest e-commerce company in China.


Georgia Tech Basketball - Summer Practice

Georgia Tech basketball newcomers at summer practice, July 11, 2017

Career Notes

Transfer from Tennessee who will sit out the 2017-18 season and has two seasons of eligibility remaining ... Part-time starter (24 starts, 64 games) over two years with the Volunteers who shot 37.1 percent from three-point range and 77 percent from the free throw line ... Proved himself to be a capable scorer and established a reputation as a good defender.

2016-17 (at Tennessee) - Game-by-Game Statistics

Appeared in 31 games and made 13 starts during his sophomore campaign ... Ended the season averaging 6.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 20.9 minutes per game ... Led the Vols in assists seven times and led the team in steals eight times ... Averaged 32.3 mpg over his final four games of the season, posting 8.3 ppg and 5.0 rpg during that span ... Due partly to defensive ability, he saw increased minutes at the point guard position over the final three weeks of the season ... Missed the Vols' SEC Tournament game against Georgia (3/9/17) with a left ankle injury (suffered during practice the previous day) ... Made his second straight start and played a team-high 34 minutes in the win vs. Alabama (3/4/17) ... Matched his season-high with 16 points and seven rebounds in 32 minutes at LSU (3/1/17) ... Scored 14 points and handed out a career-best seven assists against Georgia Tech (12/3/16) ... Made two starts at point guard at the Maui Invitational and finished the tournament with a scoring average of 10.7 ppg and played the second-most minutes on the team at 26.7 per contest ... Scored a team-high 16 points--shooting 5-for-9 overall, 3-for-4 from 3-point range and 3-for-3 from the free-throw line--during Tennessee's loss to No. 16 Wisconsin at the Maui Invitational (11/21/16).

2015-16 (at Tennessee) - Game-by-Game Statistics

Appeared in 33 games for the Vols during his freshman campaign, getting the starting nod in each of the final 11 games of the season ... Averaged 5.4 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 16.2 minutes per game ... In SEC play, he owned the best 3-point percentage (.459) among all league freshmen with at least 30 attempts ... In 22 games prior to earning his first start, Phillips averaged 10.4 minutes per game. In his 11 starts thereafter, he averaged 27.9 mpg ... Ran off a streak of four consecutive games of double-figure scoring late in the regular season, including a season-best 23 points at Vanderbilt (3/1/16) which included four made 3-pointers ... Scored 13 points in 32 minutes of play in Tennessee's home loss to Arkansas (2/27/16) ... Posted a then-season-best in scoring with 16 points at South Carolina (2/24/16); he also handed out four assists for the second straight game ... With senior Kevin Punter Jr. sidelined with a foot injury, Phillips played a season-high 38 minutes and scored 13 points to help the Volunteers top LSU, 81-65, at home (2/20/16) ... Knocked down three 3-pointers in a then-season-high 23 minutes of action en route to 12 points at Arkansas (2/6/16) ... Recorded his best performance as a Vol against No. 21 Texas A&M (1/9/16), finishing with a then-season-best 15 points in 18 minutes of action (went 9-of-10 at the free throw line).

High School

Graduated from Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga., where he was coached by Doug Lipscomb ... Helped lead Wheeler to a 30-2 record the 2015 Class AAAAAA state championship ... Was a 2015 McDonald's All-American nominee ... Made Sportscenter's "Top Plays" by throwing down a posterizing, one-handed transition dunk during the Spalding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass., on Jan. 19, 2015 ... Rated by Hoopseen.com as one of the top 10 prospects in Georgia's Class of 2015 ... Attended Tucker High School in Tucker, Ga., as a junior in 2013-14, averaging 18 points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocks under coach James Hartry ... Played AAU ball with the Georgia Tornadoes program, coached by Steven Bouye.


Full name is Shembari Anthony Phillips (shem-BAR-ee) ... Born on March 21, 1997, in Atlanta, Ga. ... Son of Loxola Phillips Also has lived in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Queens, N.Y. ... Began playing basketball in ninth grade ... Enjoys swimming and riding bicycles ... Studied Criminal Justice at Tennessee; enrolled in History, Society and Technology at Tech.

 Career Statistics 

  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2015-16   33-11  535  16.2  60  145  .408  21  57  .368  36  47  .766  14  47  61  1.9  72  32  44  177  5.4 
2016-17   31-13  648  20.9  58  151  .384  18  48  .375  58  75  .773  21  74  95  3.1  74  52  44  19  192  6.2 
TOTAL  64-24  1183  18.5  118  298  .396  39  105  .371  94  122  .770  35  121  156  2.4  146  84  88  27  369  5.8