- Briana Phillips
- 6' 2"
- Palmetto, Fla. (Southeast)
Briana (bree-ANN-uh) Phillips is an extremely strong post player … can run the floor in transition … missed the 2005-06 season after undergoing microfracture surgery on her left knee, Oct. 5, 2005 … trained and conditioned in Gainesville in addition to completing classes during the 2006 Summer B session … was high school teammates with current Gator junior Depree Bowden and freshman Sharielle Smith … named to the 2005, 2006 and 2007 Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll ... named to the 2004 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll … on pace to receive her B.S. degree in August of 2007.
Senior Year (2006-07)
Team co-captain ... earned SEC Academic Honor Roll status ... started the first nine games and the last three - a total of 13 - coming off the bench in every other game ... in the regular-season finale she made the most of her ‘Senior Day’ start, scoring 12 points and five rebounds while playing a career-long 38 minutes ... averaged 16.8 minutes per game … UF’s fourth-leading scorer (5.5 ppg) ... averaged 9.7 points with 5.0 rebounds in her final three collegiate games ... one of four Gators who played in every game (Sha Brooks, Marshae Dotson and Kim Dye) … canned 24-of-26 from the free throw line, connecting on her last 13 free throws to end the year ... played the best basketball of her career over the final few games, when during a three-game stretch in February, averaged a team-best 16.3 points along with 6.7 rebounds, while shooting 8-of-17 (47.1%) from the 3-point arc and was 7-of-7 from the free throw line during those three games ... exploded for a career-high 23 points and eight rebounds at Kentucky (Feb. 4), hitting 20 points during UF’s second-half rally, which included a 4-of-6 effort from the 3-point arc - her first treys since her freshman year and followed that with 13 points at LSU (Feb. 8) ... posted the first double-double of her career with 13 points and 11 rebounds against Mississippi State (Feb. 11) ... in the six games prior to the Feb. 4th contest versus Kentucky, had totaled just four points ... … scored a then season-high 10 points in the season-opener against North Florida (Nov. 10) … collected a then-career-high eight rebounds at Xavier (Nov. 12) … took a hard fall and injured her back with 8:47 remaining in the game at Xavier (Nov. 12), leaving the game and not returning to the court after collecting a team-high eight rebounds … scored in 10 of the first 11 games … six double-figure scoring games ... one double-figure rebounding game ... one double-double.
Junior Year (2005-06)
Did not play in any games ... suited up for every game after the January 26 game at Arkansas ... had microfracture surgery on her left knee on Oct. 5, 2005 ... named to the 2006 SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Sophomore Year (2004-05)
Appeared in all 29 games, averaging 9.4 minutes of action … scored in 18 games, including each of the first five and six of the last eight … named to the 2005 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll ... totaled 74 points and 41 rebounds, shooting 45.8 percent (33-72) from the floor … scored a career-high 11 points against USF (March 17) in the season finale, hitting 5-of-5 from the floor and 1-of-2 free throws … huge game off the bench in the win at Kentucky (Feb. 10), scoring seven points on 3-of-3 shooting, while dishing one assist and collecting one steal … tied her career high with four rebounds at Vanderbilt (Jan. 30) while scoring four points … recorded the first double-figure scoring game of her career with 10 points while tying a career-high of four rebounds in the win against Akron (Nov. 27), playing a career-long 19 minutes … led UF with three steals against Stetson (Dec. 8) … had more offensive rebounds (26) than defensive boards (15) … two double-figure scoring games.
Freshman Year (2003-04)
Played in 10 games, totaling 46 minutes of action … hit 4-of-8 from the field and 8-of-10 from the free throw line … her last appearance came against Arkansas on February 22, when she hit one free throw and grabbed a pair of rebounds ... versus Kentucky (February 8) scored five points and grabbed two rebounds in eight minutes of court time … scored a season-high nine points with four rebounds while playing a season-long 16 minutes against Bethune-Cookman (Dec. 19) … saw her first collegiate action against LaSalle (Nov. 23) and scored her first collegiate basket in the win … named to the 2004 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
Graduated in 2003 from Southeast High School, where she was coached by John Harder … played for the six-time state champion AAU team Clearwater Greenwave, coached by Jon East … ended her stellar career with 1,493 points and 1,383 rebounds … only player in school history to have amassed 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds … selected to the 2003 FHSAA Class 4A All-Tournament Team after leading the Seminoles to the state title game where they lost 63-59 to Ribault … scored a team-high 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting with a game-high 20 rebounds in the championship game, also her prep finale … her senior year she helped Southeast compile a 31-4 record while she scored 402 points and 372 rebounds … contributed 16 points and 12 rebounds in Southeast’s 67-65 upset over Class 5A No. 1 Clearwater on December 31, 2002 … instrumental in leading the Seminoles to a 29-4 record and a district title her junior year, when she averaged 17 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks per game … the Seminoles reached the regional finals all four years with Phillips on the court … in June 2003, named the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s Most Outstanding Female Athlete for Manatee County … 2000 and 2003 Player of the Year for Manatee County … 2003 Player of the Year for Sarasota County … named 4A All-State First Team in 2003, 4A All-State Second Team in 2001, 4A All-State Third Team in 2002 and All-Area First Team each of her final three years … received recognition as a adidas Top Ten Camp Underclass All-Star (2001), an Upperclass All-Star and is a two-time Street & Smith All-America honorable mention honoree (2001, 2002) … participated in the 2003 L’adidas All-Star game, contributing seven points on 3-of-5 shooting and seven rebounds for the victorious East team … also played in the FACA All-Star Game … also considered Auburn, Georgia Tech, LSU and Old Dominion during the recruiting process … four-year starter at middle and outside hitter for the Southeast HS volleyball team, setting school records for most kills, most career kill attempts and most blocks for a career and in a season.
|Briana Phillips' Career Statistics|
|Briana Phillips' Career SEC Statistics|