4-star 2022 C Shawn Phillips decommits from NC State

In today’s edition of Bad Things Happening To NC State Basketball: Shawn Phillips, a 4-star center in the 2022 class who signed with the Wolfpack, has decommitted from the program.

Phillips, who finished his prep career with for Dream City Christian (Glendale, Arizona), ranked as a Top 120 prospect in the 2022 class.

Phillips fielded plenty of offers; however, he picked NC State over West Virginia, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Maryland and Indiana.

This has been a brutal offseason for Kevin Keatts and NC State. After finishing last in the ACC, and missing the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight year, the roster has gone through a great deal of turnover.

Veterans Manny Bates and Cam Hayes transferred out of the program. The team’s two best players — Dereon Seabron and Terquavion Smith — entered the NBA Draft, although Smith will maintain his college eligibility. Senior hybrid forward Jericole Hellems elected to not use his extra/fifth year of eligibility.

Plus: 2023 5-star point guard Robert Dillingham decommitted last month, too.

Mike Summey, the assistant coach who led NC State’s recruitment of Phillips, wasn’t retained following the 2021-22 season.

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