2013: Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Appeared in 12 games as a freshman ... Saw time at first base ... Laced a single April 16 against North Carolina A&T for his first collegiate hit ... Scored two runs on the season, one each versus Boston College and No. 1 North Carolina ... Played for the Harrisonburg Turks of the Valley Baseball League over the summer, hitting .143 in 20 games with four runs scored and four RBI.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla. ... Earned first team All-Metro honors as a junior ... 2012 Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Florida Region All High School Senior second eam selection ... Hit over .300 as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Belted six home runs his junior season with a .325 batting average.
Personal: Born Jalen Cole Phillips on April 10, 1994 in Tampa, Fla. ... Son of John and Kitsy Phillips ... Has one older sister (Nia).