There were people who tried to demotivate Josh Phillips just because he was on the autism spectrum. But the dreamer kept pushing and pushing, and today, he’s playing for an institute that is a part of the NCAA Division I circuit.
Learn more about him as this Josh Phillips Bio proceeds.
Josh Phillips On Netflix’s Last Chance U: Basketball Season 2
Netflix’s Last Chance U: Basketball season 2 premiered on December 13, 2022, and as before, it followed the basketball team of East Los Angeles College (ELAC). They were once a team struggling to win any match, and it was only after the arrival of Head coach John Mosley, the players showed the world exactly what they are made of.
For this season, a few new faces have joined the Huskies. Surprisingly, amongst them, Josh Phillips suffered from autism, and yet he made it so far!
Looking back, Josh was that kid who was enchanted by the greatness and remained in awe of them throughout his childhood years. Dreaming of making it big, Josh then held his first basketball in Edison High School, and soon, he was leading his team to repeated victories and earned numerous praises during the performances.
Though autistic, his stats were remarkable, and once he realized how good he was, he decided to make a career out of it and joined the University of Portland for the 2018 to 2019 season. There, Josh chose to major in Psychology.
Naturally, his talents were then recognized by his superiors, who asked Josh to keep pushing and look forward to NBA. So, with NBA in his mind, Josh enrolled in ELAC’s prestigious basketball program, and it was his best decision ever.
At ELAC, Josh played under Coach John Mosley from 2020 to 2022 — two complete basketball seasons. There, he played forward and was often the deciding factor in important matches. He even often gained praise from his opponents for his physique, technique, and balance.
As per coach John Mosley, Joshua’s defensive play was the key when they were in a pinch.
In case you didn’t know, John’s already in his 11 seasons at ELAC. For his unparalleled work there, he was even declared to be one of the 50 Most Impactful Coaches in Junior College Men’s Basketball.
Where Is Josh Phillips Josh Phillips Today?
Today, as of December 2022, Josh Phillips is playing for Grambling State University for the season 2022 to 2023
After ending his second season with ELAC, the basketball player received an invitation from Grambling, an NCAA Division I circuit-affiliated university. So, since he wanted to make a mark in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball and was encouraged by some of the professionals, he didn’t think twice before taking the next big step in his life.
Announcing his commitment to Grambling, Josh took to his IG to share his no. 22 jersey on Dec 10, 2022.
Also, reports had that Joshua’s already made a name for himself at Grambling State and is very much on his way toward a professional basketball career.
Josh Phillips Age
Josh Phillips was 22 years of age when Last Chance U: Basketball season 2 premiered in 2022.
He was the same age as his teammate Bryan Penn-Johnson.
Who Are Josh Phillips Parents?
Josh Phillips didn’t reveal his parents. But he’s open about his siblings (Lauren and Brandon Phillips) who are closest to his heart. They often grace his socials as well.
His brother, Brandon Phillips is a basketball player as well with over 127K followers on his TikTok @bphillyy. He used to play guard for Los Angeles Ballers. The last we checked, he participated in the Cabo Verde Basketball League (CVBL) training camp as he was a part of Team Fogo.
Unfortunately, Phillips didn’t make it into a team then. However, he did have a couple of training camp invites to play in Greece, Venezuela, and the UK as well as some workouts with a couple of European agencies to potentially sign with them.
Unlike his brother, Phillips’ goal is to bring it back home and play in the British Basketball League (BBL).
On Phillips’ birthday in 2020 (i.e on July 4), Josh took to his IG to write, “‘Trust no man but your brothers, and never leave your day 1s in the gutter’ Happy birthday to my brother and my blood, thrive and prosper in all your endeavors Always Love”
As for his sister, Lauren @laurennphilllips is an influence whose already worked with a few brands.
Josh Phillips Height
Josh Phillips stands tall at a height of 6 feet 8 inches (203 cm) and weighs 104 kg (230 lbs).
Mentioning his district features, Josh has an oblong face, brown eyes, and a fit body.
Is Josh Phillips Dating Anyone?
As of 2022, Josh Phillips is dating Loren Wright. The two started their love story back in December 2021.
Here’s Loren’s IG @lorenwright1. It’s filled with pictures of their adventures.
But though Loren often uploaded their pics and videos, Josh never posted about them once on his IG.
When Is Josh Phillips Birthday?
Josh receives his birthday wishes on June 8 and is of the Gemini zodiac.
Where Is Josh Phillips From?
Josh hails from Huntington Beach, CA.
Is Josh Phillips On Instagram And Facebook?
Find him on Instagram @joshphilllips.
Unforautenly, we couldn’t find him on Facebook.