Ta'Shia Phillips

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Ta'Shia Phillips

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Brebeuf Jesuit

Height:
6-6

Position:
Center


04/29/2010

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02/08/2010

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11/13/2008

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Eighth Overall Pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft - Washington Mystics via Atlanta Dream

2010 and 2011 State Farm Honorable Mention All-American

2009, 2010 and 2011 WBCA All-District I Selection

2009, 2010 and 2011 Wooden Award Final Ballot

2009, 2010 and 2011 Naismith Award Midseason Top-30 pick

2011 Associated Press Third Team All-American

2010 and 2011 Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year

2009 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year

2008 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year

2008 and 2011 Atlantic 10 Championship Most Outstanding Player

2009, 2010 and 2011 All-Atlantic 10 First Team


At Xavier: The two-time Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year, 2009 A-10 Player of the Year and 2008 A-10 Rookie of the Year, Phillips was selected as a 2010 and 2011 Sate Farm Honorable Mention All-American by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association ... Finished second in the country in rebounding (12.4 rpg.) and third in field goal percentage (.605) in 2010-11 after finishing fourth in both rebounds per game (11.7) and field goal percentage (.621) for the two prior seasons (2008-09, 2009-10). Both were tops in the Atlantic 10 all three years ... Hauled in a record 399 boards during the 2009-10 season ... Became XU's all-time leading rebounder during the 2009-10 campaign and has extended her record total to 1,552 career boards. Became the A-10 leading rebounder in 2010-11 and led the league in rpg. for four consecutive years ... A member of the Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team for the three consecutive seasons ... Earned a spot on the Naismith Award Mid-Season Watch List and was voted onto the final ballot for the John R. Wooden Award in each of her last three seasons. Phillips was honored as an All-District I pick by the WBCA in 2009, 2010 and 2011 ... Notched 77 career double-doubles and scored in double-figures in 103 out of 131 career games she played. Finished second in the countryin double-doubles in 2009-10 (21) and 2010-11 (22) ... Honored as an All Atlantic-10 First Team in each of her last three seasons after being named to the second team during her freshman year.


2010-11 (As a Senior): Scored a career-high 29 points on a career-high 12 field goals in only 22 minutes of action 11/26 vs. Troy ... Grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds at No. 3 Duke on 12/21 ... Her 15 rebounds at Massachusetts on Jan. 16 made her the all-time leading rebounder in Atlantic 10 history ... Scored 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds at Charlotte on 1/22 ... Was 10-of-14 for 21 points to go with 15 rebounds at Richmond (2/9) ... Was three off her career high with 26 points against Duquesne (2/20) ... Named A-10 Player of the Week on Feb. 21 ... Swatted a career-high six blocks in XU's A-10 Tourney semifinal against Charlotte (3/6) ... Led all scorers with 26 points in the A-10 Tourney final against Dayton 3/7 ... Started in a school-record 130 consecutive games - every game she played except her first.

2011 Postseason: Led the team with 19.6 ppg., 12.0 rpg. and a .606 field goal percentage over five postseason contests for the Musketeers ... Was named the 2011 Atlantic 10 Championship's Most Outstanding Player ... Was 10-of-17 from the field and 2-fo-2 from the line for 22 points with 11 rebounds and a career-high six blocks against Saint Joseph's in the tournament semifinals ... Posted 26 points on the strength of 11-of-19 shooting and sank all four free throws she attempted to go with 15 rebounds in XU's title win over Dayton on March 7 ... Was 11-of-18 from the floor and 5-of-6 from the line for 27 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as the Musketeers got past South Dakota State in NCAA Tournament First Round action.

2010-11 Preseason: Named to the 2011 WBCA Preseason Wade Watch List and the Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 ... Named to the Sporting News' Preseason All-America Second Team.

2009-10 (As a Junior): Started in all 34 of Xavier's games and was second on the team at 13.9 points and led the Atlantic 10 with 11.7 rebounds ... Finished fourth in the country in rebounding and fourth nationally with a career-best .621 field goal percentage ... Broke her own single-season rebounding record by hauling in 399 boards, 200 of which came on the offensive glass ... Established a new all-time rebounding mark, which stands at 1,156 boards after three seasons ... Played the third-most minutes on the team and averaged a career-high 30.1 minutes per game ... The 2009-10 Defensive Player of the Year, Phillips led the A-10 with 69 blocked shots (2.0 bpg) ... Scored a career-high 472 points and recorded the 1,000th point of her career at Michigan State on December 9 ... Posted double-digit rebounds 24 times, including 21 rebounds on two occasions. Phillips hauled in an Atlantic 10 Championship record 21 rebounds in XU's tournament-clinching 57-55 victory over Temple on March 8. Also posted 21 boards in XU's next game, which was the team's 94-82 win over East Tennessee State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Cintas Center on March 21. The 21 caroms established a new team record during NCAA Tournament play and broke Phillips' Cintas Center record ... Scored in double-figures in all but four games and her 21 double-doubles were the second-most in the country ... Poured in a season-high 25 points on red-hot 11-of-12 shooting and pulled down 10 rebounds at Fordham on February 28. Phillips made her first 10 shots of that contest ... Posted a 20-point, 20-rebound game against Middle Tennessee on December 3. She was 8-of-11 from the floor and 11 of her 20 boards came on the offensive glass ... Registered 15 or more rebounds eight times and Xavier was a perfect 8-0 in those contests ... Posted double-digit offensive rebounds six times, including a season-high 13 against ETSU ... Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week twice.

2010 Postseason: Averaged 13.0 points and 15.3 rebounds per game in XU's run through the postseason ... She hauled in 60 offensive rebounds in seven post season games while Xavier opponents snared only 78 offensive boards ... Averaged 9.7 points and 15.7 rebounds while shooting 63.2 percent from the field during XU's three-game sweep of the Atlantic 10 Championship. Phillips' 21 rebounds in the Championship final marked a tournament record and her performance earned her a spot on the All-Championship Team ... Phillips averaged 15.5 points and 15.0 rebounds during XU's four NCAA Tournament contests and was honored as an All-Sacramento Regional Team ... Shot 61.9 percent from the floor and hauled in an amazing 35 offensive rebounds, including 24 in XU's first two contests at Cintas Center ... Scored 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting and corralled 14 rebounds in the Musketeers' 74-56 Sacramento Regional Semifinal victory over Gonzaga on March 27 ... Opened up the NCAA Tournament in style by scoring 23 points and snaring 21 rebounds in XU's 94-82 win over East Tennessee State on March 21 ... Buried seven of her 10 free throw attempts during that game as well ... Was named to the inaugural National All-Jesuit Women's Basketball Team.


2008-09 (As a Sophomore): Started in all 32 of Xavier's contests, leading the team in scoring (13.9), rebounding (12.1) and field goal percentage (.613) ... Scored 445 points and enters the 2009-10 season just 92 points shy of 1,000 ... Broke the school's rebounding record, which she set during the 2007-08 season, by collecting 386 boards and enters the 2009-10 season with 757 rebounds. Phillips is only 248 rebounds shy of breaking Tara Boothe's record total of 1,004 career boards ... recorded 16 double-doubles and scored in double-figures 23 times ... Started the season off on the right foot by scoring 25 points and hauling in 12 rebounds in only 24 minutes of action against Robert Morris (11/14) ... Registered double-doubles in each of Xavier's first three games, including a 23-point, 25-rebound effort at No. 3 North Carolina on November 19. The 25 rebounds set a new school record and tied Sean May's Dean Dome record, which he set during the 2004-05 season ... Poured in 25 points and snared 11 rebounds in The Musketeers' 84-60 victory over Davidson on December 19. Phillips was 11-of-13 from the field in only 24 minutes of action against the Wildcats ... Totaled 23 points and corralled 16 rebounds in a dominating effort during XU's 56-44 victory at Georgia on December 30 ... Scored 15 points and pulled down 21 rebounds in XU's win over St. Bonaventure on February 1. 12 of Phillips 21 boards came on the offensive glass and the game marked the fourth time in her career she has collected at least 20 rebounds ... Finished second in the A-10 with 1.7 blocks per game. Her 54 blocks marked the third-highest single-season total in school history ... Shot better than 60 percent on 17 occasions ... Averaged 14.2 points and 11.8 rebounds per game during XU's 16-game non-conference slate, which included a record 10 games against teams from the BCS conferences ... Finished the season in solid fashion, averaging 19.3 points per game and 18.3 rebounds per game over XU's final three contests.

2009 Postseason: Averaged 18 points and 18.5 rebounds per game during XU's two postseason contests ... Phillips scored 10 points and hauled in 19 rebounds in XU's A-10 Championship Quarterfinal contest against Dayton (3/7) ... Phillips was outstanding in XU's NCAA First Round contest against Gonzaga (3/21), scoring 26 points and corralling 18 rebounds against the Zags. She was 11-of-18 from the floor and was 4-of-5 from the free throw line.

2007-08 (As a Freshman): Saw action in 33 games and earned starting assignments in the last 32 contests ... Led the conference with a school-record 371 rebounds ... Tops in the league in both offensive (4.3) and defensive (6.9) rebounds per game ... 10th in the Atlantic 10 at 14.0 points per game. Her 463 points were the third-most ever scored by a Xavier freshman behind only all-time leading scorer Tara Boothe (479 in 2002-03) and teammate Amber Harris (553 in 2006-07) ... Boasted the second-best field goal percentage (59.4 percent) in the Atlantic 10. Her 59.4 percent effort from the floor was also the sixth best single-season field goal percentage in Xavier history ... Finished 12th in the league in blocks per game and her 35 blocks marked the seventh-highest single-season total in school history ... Connected on 192 field goals, marking the eight-highest single-season total in XU history ... Scored in double-figures 25 times and corralled at least 10 rebounds on 22 occasions. Phillips snared nine boards in an additional five games ... Broke Amber Harris' single-season rebounding record when she snatched her eighth carom of the night in a 16-point, nine-rebound effort at Dayton on February 27 ... Named to the National City Xavier Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 16.3 points per game and 16.0 rebounds per game in the three-game tournament, including a 26-point, 20-rebound effort vs. McNeese State on November 24. Those 20 rebounds established a new single-game record ... As an encore, Phillips matched her own record with 20 more rebounds at Louisville on December 9 ... Scored 20 or more points on five occasions, including the aforementioned career best of 26 vs. McNeese State ... Led the league with 18 double-doubles. Her 18 double-doubles were the most by any freshman in the country ... Notched her first collegiate double-double with a 25-point, 12-rebound effort against Valparaiso on November 18 ... Scored 21 points, hauled in 14 rebounds and a career-high five shots against Charlotte on February 17 ... Shot 50 percent or better in 23 games.


2008 Postseason: Averaged 13.3 points and 10.8 rebounds per game in XU's four postseason contests ... Averaged 14.7 points per game in XU's three-game run to the Atlantic 10 Championship. Phillips notched her 18th double-double of the season with a 10-point, 13-rebound effort in the A-10 Championship Final victory over Temple on March 10 ... Tallied a game-high 16 rebounds in the NCAA First Round contest against Nebraska on March 23.

Before Xavier: Averaged 21.6 points per game, 15.3 rebounds per game and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 75.4 percent from the floor during her senior season at Brebeuf Jesuit ... Finished her prep career with 1,939 points and 1,308 rebounds ... Led the squad to the Class 3A State Championship in 2004 and 2007 ... Selected as a member of the McDonald's All-American Team and as Indiana's "Miss Basketball" following her senior season ... A Parade Magazine Second Team All-American honoree in 2007 and a Third Team selection following both the 2005 and 2005 campaign ... Also earned mention on the All-USA Today Girls First Team in 2007 ... The 2007 Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year ... Honored as an All-Area pick in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... Rated as the No. 2 recruit nationally by Blue Star, as the No. 23 recruit nationally by the All-Star Girls Report and as the No. 25 recruit in the country by Scout.com.

Personal: Parents Clifton and Brenda, brother JaMarious ... Majoring in entrepreneurial studies ... Born January 24, 1989 in Indianapolis, Ind.

CAREER HIGHS
Points 29 vs. Troy (November 26, 2010)
Field Goals Made 12 vs. Troy (November 26, 2010)
Field Goals Attempted 19 vs.Dayton (March 7, 2011)
3-Pt Field Goals Made NA
3-Pt Field Goals Attempted NA
Free Throws Made 9 vs. East Tennessee State (December 16, 2007)
Free Throws Attempted 13 vs. McNeese State (November 24, 2007)
Rebounds 25 at North Carolina (November 19, 2008)
Assists 4 vs. Dayton (February 15, 2009)
Blocks 6 vs. Charlotte (March 6, 2011)
Steals 4 vs. Mississippi State (December 3, 2009)
CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP-GS Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct Rbs-Avg PF A TO S Pts-Avg
2007-08 33-32 28.2 192-323 .594 0-0 .000 79-150 .527 371-11.2 83 36 94 21 463-14.0
2008-09 32-32 28.3 184-300 .613 0-0 .000 77-138 .558 386-12.1 72 39 84 22 445-13.9
2009-10 34-34 30.1 195-314 .621 0-0 .000 82-135 .607 399-11.7 85 39 66 20 472-13.9
2010-11 32-32 30.9 211-349 .605 0-0 .000 93-149 .624 396-12.4 68 24 56 20 515-16.1
TOTAL 131-130 29.4 782-1286 .608 0-0 .000 331-572 .579 1552-11.8 308 138 300 83 1895-14.5