DePaul picked up its first commitment in the 2015 class on Sunday afternoon as three-star power forward Develle Phillips committed to head coach Oliver Purnell and the Blue Demons.
The commitment of Phillips was confirmed by a source to NBCSports.com.
A 6-foot-8 power forward, Phillips ran with D.C. Premier on the grassroots circuit and fits Purnell’s uptempo style. A native of Bowie, Maryland, Phillips gives DePaul the athletic front court players they require to run Purnell’s full-court press.
A three-star prospect, according to Rivals, Phillips is known for some occasional highlight-reel dunks.
Develle Phillips is a 2015 forward that you’ll likely hear more about as the spring and summer goes along, but the 6-foot-8 forward from Clinton Christian High School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland put down an early candidate for best dunk of the spring over the weekend at the Hoop Group’s Southern Jam Fest.
Why was this dunk so impressive, you ask? Because it came on elite rising-junior Thon Maker, who led the Nike EYBL in blocked shots last year while being a consensus national top-five player in the 2016 class. The 7-foot Maker caused quite a bit of commotion in the basketball community earlier this year for his own mixtape, but on this play, he was apart of someone else’s highlight-reel play.
Phillips is running with D.C. Premier this spring and reportedly picked up a scholarship offer from Cincinnati on Monday, according to Jamie Shaw of Phenom Hoops Report.
(H/T: Ball is Life East)