Missouri sophomore point guard Terrence Phillips was elected as chair of the Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Leadership Council.
The conference office in Birmingham made the announcement Tuesday after Phillips was selected by his peers during a meeting of the SEC Basketball Leadership Councils earlier this month.
“It is a tremendous honor to be named chair of the SEC Men’s Basketball Leadership Council,” Phillips said in a release. “This is not only an outstanding opportunity for me to grow my leadership skills, but also a chance to represent the University of Missouri, a school that has already given me so many amazing opportunities. Also, I’d like to give a huge thank you to the other members of the leadership council for selecting me to this position.”
Georgia’s Houston Kessler will serve as vice chair.
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The leadership councils are part of a new SEC initiative introduced earlier this year for football and men’s and women’s basketball in addition to the Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
Each school has one representative on the council, who acts as a liaison between campus leadership and the SEC office.
Phillips, who averaged 7.8 points with 4.2 rebounds and a team-high 3.5 assists, will attend the SEC Athletics Directors meetings in March and the SEC Spring Meetings in June.