Erin Phillips

Erin Phillips

Basketball Schedule & Results

(Local) / 11:00 AM 16 Aug (Rio)
Women's Quarterfinal

71 (Lost)

73 (Won)

Australia

Serbia


Erin Phillips


(Local) / 12:15 PM 13 Aug (Rio)
Women's Preliminary Round Group A

74 (Won)

66 (Lost)

Australia

Belarus


Erin Phillips


(Local) / 05:45 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Women's Preliminary Round Group A

86 (Lost)

92 (Won)

Japan

Australia


Erin Phillips


(Local) / 12:15 PM 9 Aug (Rio)
Women's Preliminary Round Group A

89 (Won)

71 (Lost)

Australia

France


Erin Phillips


(Local) / 05:30 PM 7 Aug (Rio)
Women's Preliminary Round Group A

61 (Won)

56 (Lost)

Australia

Turkey


Erin Phillips


(Local) / 05:30 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Women's Preliminary Round Group A

66 (Lost)

84 (Won)

Brazil

Australia


Erin Phillips


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Athlete Biography

One of the last players cut from the London 2012 squad, Erin Phillips will get another chance to help Australia to claim a historic gold medal at Rio after winning silver with the team at the Beijing Games.

Having made her national debut at just 19, Phillips soon broke into the Australian senior team where she was a part of the side’s that won World Championship and Commonwealth Games gold in 2006. In the same year she played her first season in the WNBA with the Connecticut Sun.

After winning Beijing silver, the 5”8 guard headed to Europe playing in Israel and Poland, where she won three straight titles between 2010-12. She began playing for the Indian Fever with whom she won a WNBA title with in 2012.

She’d go on to become a WNBA champion for the second time alongside Australian teammate Penny Taylor at the Phoenix Mercury in 2014. Phillips has since played for the LA Sparks and the Dallas Wings in the US.

The Melbourne native was the third highest scorer for the Australian team at the 2014 World Cup as the Aussie side claimed third. She scored 8.7 points as well as 4 rebounds and 4 assists for the side.

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Olympic Information

  • 2008 Beijing - 2nd

Recent Performances

  • 1st – Rio 2016 test event (Rio, Brazil)
  • 3rd – 2014 World Championships (Turkey)

Career Highlights

  • Winning silver with the Australian basketball team in Beijing.
  • Winning both World Championships and Commonwealth Games gold in 2006.
  • Getting the chance to play at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Education

  • Primary
    West Lakes Shore Primary (SA, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Seaton High School (SA, Australia)

Training

  • Coach
    Brendan Joyce (2013- current)
  • Club
    Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) USA
  • Primary Training Base
    Los Angeles, USA
  • Secondary Training Base
    West Adelaide Bearcats Stadium Port Adelaide

Q&A

Superstition/s
I don't have superstitions, I just like to stick to routines but I keep things very simple.
Favourite food
Thai
Favourite holiday destination
Hawaii but I would love to go to Thailand.
Favourite music
60's, 70's and 80's classic hits
Dream car
A ute or truck.
Personal Motto
Believe in yourself, work your butt off, never give up AND HAVE FUN!
Star Sign
Taurus
I would spend my last $10 on
Latte, mint kit kat
Tattoos/Piercings
6 Tattoos.
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Soccer
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Hicham El Guerrouj at the 2004 Olympic Games
Most Influential person in your career/life
Tracy Phillips
Why this sport?
It's a great game which can take you all over the world