2011-12: Phillips played in 26 games as a sophomore, starting 12 during the MVC season, during which time the Lady Bears posted an 11-1 record...Averaged 1.9 points and 1.4 rebounds, making 36-percent of her field goals and 29-percent from 3-point land...Had four points, three rebounds and two steals in her first career starting assignment, Jan. 21 at Evansville...Scored a career-high nine points on 4-of-6 shooting at home against Indiana State (Jan. 27)...Tallied eight points on 4-of-8 from the floor in a career-high 21 minutes off the bench against UMKC in the first round of the WNIT (March 15)...Hit her only 3-point attempt in the next round against Memphis (March 17)... Pulled down four rebounds in four separate games, had two steals in two games, and dished out multiple assists on two occasions...Hit a 3-pointer in four consecutive games from Jan. 27-Feb. 4 and made seven on the season.
2010-11: Phillips saw limited action in 16 contests as a freshman, averaging just over four minutes of playing time per outing...Logged three minutes of court time vs. Lamar (Nov. 12), recording one steal in her collegiate debut, an 83-60 victory for MSU ...Recorded her first points as a Lady Bear vs. SIUE (Dec. 9), grabbing a season-high three rebounds while going 2-of-2 from 3-point range for a total of six points in six minutes...Played a career-high 11 minutes at Morgan State (Dec. 21), going 1-of-5 from the floor and recording one of her two steals on the season...Saw time in seven MVC games...Totaled two boards in three straight contests, Dec. 21-Jan. 2.
Background: Phillips averaged a double-double in guiding her Manassas (Tenn.) High club to a 25-6 record, the Tennessee District 15-AA title and a state sectional appearance as a senior...Averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds as a junior to earn regional co-MVP honors...Named to The Commercial Appeal's Pepsi Best of the Preps Class A-AA Girls Basketball squad each of her last three seasons and helped the Lady Tigers to 20+ wins in three of her four prep campaigns...Tabbed all-district four times...Rated as the No. 77 small forward in the 2010 class by HoopGurlz.com.
Personal: Desiree M. Phillips is the daughter of Donald and Sheila Phillips...Born in Memphis, Tenn...Has three sisters-Darnisha, Dominik and Jazzmon Chism; and two brothers-Donald and Daniel...Will turn 21 in March...Criminology major at Missouri State.