PANTHERS HIT BULLSEYE
Kowacie Reeves | September 22, 2017
After securing a commitment from Stockbridge (GA) wing Kavonte Ivery earlier this week, Georgia State struck again this morning, reeling in their top 2018 target, Nelson Phillips. The Warner Robins (GA) standout flirted hard with Power Five programs Iowa State, Mississippi State, and Texas Tech before choosing GSU.
For the past year, the Panthers have been frequent visitors at any event the 4-star scoring machine from Middle-Georgia took part in. Phillips is regarded as the No.2 overall prospect in the mid-state area by hypesouth.com.
He was still working on setting up in-home visits, as well as official visits, but ultimately decided this morning was the right time to end his recruitment.
“I felt that I needed to go ahead and end my recruitment before the season starts. The conversations I had with the coaching staff really made me feel comfortable in making my decision. Coach Sharman White and I have really developed a close bond, I trust him. Also, Just staying in state was a really big factor for me. Now, my family and friends will be able to come see me play with no worries. Most importantly, my mom loved the school when we visited [laughs].”
Phillips will undoubtedly add depth to an already loaded wing corps at GSU.
“I am more of a combination guard that can come in and do whatever the coaches ask me to do. I mean, I really like to score, but I can also facilitate, defend, and rebound if needed.”