Brandon Phillips grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia as the son of James and Lue Phillips. He comes from an athletic family—his sister, Porsha, is a WNBA player for the San Antonio Silver Stars, his younger brother PJ, is in the Cincinnati Reds minor league system, and his older brother Jamil, played in the Texas Rangers origination. Brandon was a star for the baseball team at Redan High School in Stone Mountain, where he had his #7 jersey retired in December 2003. Brandon signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Georgia and was later drafted in the second round by the Montreal Expos in the 1999 MLB draft. He decided to forgo college baseball and signed with the Expos.
Brandon spent three seasons in the minors before the Expos traded him to the Cleveland Indians. This is where Brandon’s huge potential began to show as he was a Triple-A All-Star in 2005. In 2006, The Cincinnati Reds were in need of a second baseman, so at the beginning of the season they made a trade for Brandon. In just his second season with the Reds, Brandon became only the third player in Cincinnati’s history to join the 30/30 club (30 Home Runs and 30 Stolen Bases). He went on to become an All-Star second baseman in Cincinnati as well as lead the Reds to the postseason for the first time in years. Brandon has won four Gold Gloves, one Silver Slugger award, and is a three-time National League All-Star . He also holds the Reds club record for most consecutive errorless games with 107.
Phillips attended Redan High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia and graduated in 2006. She attended Louisiana State University before transferring to the University of Georgia to play for the Lady Bulldogs. Phillips was selected in the third round of the 2011 WNBA Draft (30th overall) by the San Antonio Silver Stars. Follow @HoopHunnie21
Super utility player, PJ Phillips attended Redan High School and was selected to the AFLAC ALL-American Team in 2005. He signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Georgia Bulldogs and in the latter part of the year was drafted in the second round of the MLB draft by the Los Angeles Angels. After spending six seasons in the Angels’ farm system, he signed with the Cincinnati Reds in January 2012. Follow @404pete