Tennessee G Shembari Phillips transferring to Georgia Tech

ATLANTA (AP) Tennessee guard Shembari Phillips is returning home to play for Georgia Tech.

Yellow Jackets coach Josh Pastner announced the transfer Monday. Phillips, who must sit out 2017-18 season, will have two years of eligibility remaining.

The 6-foot-3 Phillips, who graduated from Wheeler High School in suburban Atlanta, appeared in 31 games with 13 starts as a sophomore at Tennessee. He averaged 6.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game while shooting 37.5 percent from 3-point range.

Phillips turned in one of his best performances in a December win over Georgia Tech. He had 14 points, seven assists and five rebounds.

Tennessee released Phillips from his scholarship last month.

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