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Post Andy Landers picks up a quality transfer

Thursday August 9, 2007

It’s not every day that a consensus All-American lands in your program. Former prep All-American Porsha Phillips will transfer into the Georgia women’s basketball program.

Phillips was a consensus All-American in 2006 at Redan High School in Stone Mountain and played in the McDonald’s and WBCA All-American games. She played her freshman season at LSU in 2006-2007 where she had lukewarm stats (3.8 points and 2.9 rebounds) but played significantly, including all 38 games and six starts, for a very good LSU team. LSU’s program was thrown into turmoil at the end of last season with the resignation of coach Pokey Chatman. We don’t know the extent to which the transition affected Phillips’ decision to transfer, but both Phillips and LSU maintain that Phillips "is interested solely in playing closer to her family in Georgia."

Phillips will sit out the 2007-2008 season per NCAA transfer rules. She will be eligible to play in the 2008-2009 season and have three seasons of eligibility remaining. The 6’2" forward will likely be favored to step into the big shoes at the forward position left by Tasha Humphrey after Humphrey’s graduation in 2008.

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