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Tennessee G Shembari Phillips transferring to Georgia Tech

Men's College Basketball, Tennessee Volunteers, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

ATLANTA -- 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 the 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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