We’ve only told part of the story about Tarik Phillip so far. Here’s the rest, thanks to a bunch of fun anecdotes the player and his assistant coach shared with me.
My favorite? Phillip (pictured playing defense, of course, in the photo above) was invited to a famed junior college showcase for the country’s best second-year players.
“He hadn’t even played a game in junior college,” McMillan said. “That’s unheard of, but that’s how good he was.”