The Full Wiki

More info on Bobby Phills

Bobby Phills: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bobby Phills
Replace this image male.svg
Shooting guard
Born December 20, 1969(1969-12-20)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Died January 12, 2000 (aged 30)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
College Southern
Draft 2nd round, 45th overall, 1991
Milwaukee Bucks
Pro career 1991–2000
Former teams Cleveland Cavaliers (1991–1997)
Charlotte Hornets (1997–2000)

Bobby Ray Phills II (December 20, 1969 – January 12, 2000) was an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association's Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte Hornets.

A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Phills attended Baton Rouge's Southern University. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans.

Phills was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1991 NBA Draft (45th overall), but was cut in December 1991 without playing a game for them. He signed with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the Continental Basketball Association where he averaged 23.1 points before rejoining the NBA with the Cavaliers late in the 1991–92 season. Over his nine-year career, he averaged 11 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game.

On January 12, 2000, while a member of the Charlotte Hornets, Phills was killed in an automobile accident in Charlotte, North Carolina. Phills was traveling behind teammate David Wesley at over 75 mph (121 km/h) when his Porsche spun and crossed into oncoming traffic. It hit another car, which in turn was struck in the rear by a minivan.[1] The drivers of the other two vehicles recovered, while Phills was pronounced dead at the scene.[1] A police report said Phills and Wesley were driving "in an erratic, reckless, careless, in a negligent or aggressive manner."[2] Wesley later was convicted of reckless driving after being cleared of a racing charge.[1] Phills is survived by his parents, his wife Kendall, and three children.

The Hornets retired his #13 jersey number on February 9, 2000. Phills' was the first number that the Hornets franchise had ever retired.


External links



Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address