Eddie Phillips Named Alabama's 2014 SEC Basketball Legend

Jan. 22, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Former Alabama great Eddie Phillips is among the 14 men selected as 2014 Allstate® Southeastern Conference Basketball Legends. Phillips, along with the entire class, will be honored at the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament March 12-16 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.

"The Allstate SEC Basketball Legends Program allows us to honor our past and show everyone why the SEC is one of the nation's premier basketball conferences," said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive.

A four-year letterwinner at Alabama from 1979-82, Phillips is Alabama's second all-time leading scorer with 1,937 points and currently ranks fifth in the UA record books with 1,129 rebounds.

One of only six players in school history to record more than 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in his Alabama career, he was named an AP Honorable Mention All-America in 1982, becoming Alabama's first All-American honoree in the 1980s. Phillips was a key component of Wimp Sanderson's 1982 team that won the SEC Tournament and advanced to the Sweet 16, finishing the season ranked No. 13 in the nation.

He earned All-SEC honors in each of his final three seasons at the Capstone. Following his collegiate career he was taken with the 21st overall pick in the first round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets.

Phillips will be recognized at halftime of the Tide's first game at the tournament.



2014 SEC Legends Class


Eddie Phillips


Clint McDaniel


Gerald White


Greg Stolt


D.A. Layne


Tony Delk


Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

Ole Miss

Ansu Sesay

Mississippi State

Erick Dampier


John Brown

South Carolina

Gary Gregor


Dr. Ed Weiner

Texas A&M

Dr. John Thornton


Matt Freije