2023 Cade Phillips plays the game of basketball with a big chip on his shoulder, and it shows every time that he steps out on the court. The 6’8 F out of Jacksonville High School in Alabama, is as skilled of wing that you will find in the entire class nationally. The thing that sets him apart from the pack is his work ethic and his determination to get better each day. He has already cemented himself as not only one of the best players in the state of Alabama, but also in the region. When it is all said and done, he wants to prove all the doubters wrong who he feels may have overlooked him.
 
Offensively, he is one of the best all around players in the country. He has the size and skill set to play almost any position at the high school level. He has a lightning quick release and can get his shot off against about any defender. He can step well beyond the three point as well as pull up for mid-range jump shots. He has put a tremendous amount of time in improving his ballhandling skills and this has helped him be able to be more of an elite wing than in the past. He sees the floor well and has not trouble finding cutting teammates slashing to the paint or getting rid of the ball in double teams. He has a nice build that allows him to take contact and finish strong at the rim with either hand. He is quick enough to beat defenders off the dribble and has the IQ and awareness on the court to always make the right plays. 

Defensively, his toughness and passion make up for where he may lack in other areas. He is a sound on the ball defender who sticks to his principles and does not take gambles that could cost his team. He can keep guys in front of him as well as hold his own in pick and roll situations where he is forced to go in the paint against bigger players. One of the best attributes that he holds is his ability to rebound the basketball at the forward position. He boxes out well and has a good feel for where he is around the basket. The fact that he is excels on the court only enhances his high GPA in the classroom which is what makes him a cannot miss recruit for programs in the southern region and beyond.

He currently holds offers from Virginia Tech, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, and Georgia Tech. Some of the latest schools to get involved and offer scholarships are Samford, Stanford, Tulane, and Middle Tennessee St. We look for this list to continue to grow as he heads into his high season where he looks to continue his excellent play on the court. This travel season he competed with the talented Skill Factory out of Georgia in the EYBL.