Springfield Lanphier knocks off the defending state champions, Belleville West 55-44. Lanphier Lions were led by their young guards, Mekhi Phillips and Tevonta Jackson.
Mekhi Phillips – 2022 – 6’1 – Guard
Mekhi Phillips was already one of the best shooters in the Central State Eight Conference is off to a scorching start in 2019. Phillips buried 3 triples in their opening round win over Belleville West.
Tevonta Jackson – 2023 – 6’2 – Guard
The highly-touted freshmen, Tevonta Jackson, displayed why he will be a difference maker for the Lanphier squad. Jackson’s skill set on offense is advanced for his age — his mid-range and ability to hit floaters is tough to defend. He has quick hands on defense and has the tools to be outstanding all-around defensive player.