Darren Phillip

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Darren Phillip
Deportes Concepción
Position Power forward
League Liga Nacional de Básquetbol de Chile
Personal information
Born (1978-03-18) March 18, 1978 (age 40)
London, England
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school South Shore (Brooklyn, New York)
College Fairfield (1996–2000)
NBA draft 2000 / Undrafted
Playing career 2000–present
Career history
2000–2002 Unicaja Málaga
2002–2003 Casademont Girona
2003–2004 Unicaja Málaga
2004–2006 Caja San Fernando
2006–2007 Strong Island Sound
2007–2011 CAI Zaragoza
2011–2012 Ford Burgos
2012–2013 Unión Progresista
2013 Piratas de Quebradillas
2013 Atléticos de San Germán
2013–2014 Quimsa
2014–2015 Juventud Sionista
2015 Leones de Ponce
2015–2016 Ciclista Olímpico
2016– Deportes Concepción
Career highlights and awards

Darren Douglas Phillip (born March 18, 1978) is an American professional basketball player for Deportes Concepción in Chile. Phillip a.k.a. "Primal Fear" is also a well known streetball player on the basketball courts of the New York City summer leagues.[1] He was the 2000 NCAA Division I men's basketball season rebounding leader.

College career

Born in London, England, he attended high school in Brooklyn, New York, later playing college basketball at Fairfield University in Connecticut. At Fairfield, he was a two-time First Team All-MAAC selection.[2] As a senior, Phillip led the nation in rebounds per game (14.0 rpg), while tallying a nation-leading 24 double-doubles including 19 straight to end the season and posting a MAAC single game record 25 rebounds in the team's win over Marist College.[3] As a freshman, Phillip was a starter on the Stags team which held a half time lead over the number 1 seed University of North Carolina Tar Heels before falling short in the 1997 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship tournament. Phillip received his bachelor's degree in communications from Fairfield University in 2000.

Professional career

Phillip was invited to the Philadelphia 76ers summer camp in 2000. Not offered a guaranteed contract, Phillip opted to sign a two-year guaranteed contract with CB Málaga, a team based in Málaga, Andalusia that plays in Spain's top league, the Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto. After playing six years in Spain with three different teams, Phillip signed with the Strong Island Sound of the American Basketball Association in 2006.[4] Phillip lead the league with 12.5 rebounds per game while tallying 10 double-doubles in 13 games.[5] In December 2006, Phillip returned to Spain to play his seventh season with CAI Zaragoza.

Five years later, in September 2011, he signs for Ford Burgos.[6]

Streetball career

Phillip has a long-standing reputation as being one of the best big men in the New York City summer hoops circuit, winning numerous championships and awards at Hoops In the Sun at Orchard Beach in the Bronx, Nike Pro City and EBC Rucker Park.[4] Phillip is known in cage and throughout the city as Primal Fear.

Phillip's streetball resume includes team champions of the 2001 Hoops in the Sun; 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006 EBC Rucker Park; 2004, 2005, 2007 Nike Pro City; 2006 and 2007 Brooklyn Nike Pro City; 2004 and 2005 West 4th Street; and the 2004, 2005, 2006 Original Rucker tournaments. And he was MVP of the 2005 EBC Rucker Park, 2007 Nike Brooklyn Pro City, 2007 Nike Pro City, and the 2004 and 2005 Original Rucker tournaments. Phillip appeared in the "EBC at Rucker Park: Season Two" DVD released in 2002.

See also


  1. ^ Howard Kussoy, "Summer Hoops: 'Fear Factor,'" Archived 2008-10-09 at the Wayback Machine. New York Post, July 17, 2007.
  2. ^ Jeff Pearlman, "Chairman of the Boards", Sports Illustrated, March 6, 2000
  3. ^ Fairfield University :: Fairfield basketball player Darren Phillip signs two-year deal with Spanish team; Center joins one of Europe's top-tier teams Archived 2007-12-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b Streetballin Streetball :: View topic - Strong Island Sound sign DP Archived 2010-06-21 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  6. ^ Darren Phillip ya es del Autocid Diario de Burgos. September 1, 2011

External links

  • CAI Zaragoza Profile
  • Nike Basketball Article
  • StreetBallin.net Profile
  • Jack Jones, "Basketball superstar Darren Phillip '00: boundless rebounder," Campus Currents, March 2000.
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