Phillips commits to Missouri

Missouri picked up a pledge from Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill guard Terrence Phillips.

Missouri began turning up their attention with Terrence Phillips, a 5-foot-10 lead guard out of Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill, when the high school season began.

On Saturday, their efforts paid off, as Phillips, who is the brother of current NBA player Brandon Jennings, verbally committed to Kim Anderson and his staff.

"It's a good conference," Phillips said when asked about his commitment. "Being at Oak Hill we compete against the best every single night. Going to Missouri, I can play against the best and prove myself every single night."

Phillips was strongly recruited by LMU and a host of other schools and there was a draw to play ball close to California, which is where he's from, but ultimately Missouri made the most sense to him.

"I've always wanted to go back home, but since I moved away my game got better and better," Phillips explained.

Philips said the Missouri staff built a strong relationship with him.

"I felt the love from the coaching staff and the fans," he said.

"Coach Fulford is my guy," Phillips added. "He played a big role."

Phillips also cited a potential for early time in his reasoning for picking Missouri.

"I really do think there's a chance for me to come in play," he said. "They have a point guard leaving. I provide ball pressure and get guys involved. The head coach just wants a winner and that's what I am."

Phillips, a three-star prospect, is ranked No. 30 at the point guard position in the 2015 class.

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