Ben means business
ALTHOUGH uncommon, an athlete competing in two sports in the UAAP is something that the league has seen. However, a two-sport athlete who earns an MBA degree while actively playing, runs his own international business, and publishes a book is a rare kind. Such a rare gem is De La Salle University’s Benjamin “Ben” Phillips III, whose exceptional achievements and unwavering dedication is leaving a lasting impact on Philippine sports and academics.
2023 SEA Games men’s basketball: Gilas Pilipinas defeat Cambodia 80-69 to win gold in thrilling final
Justin Brownlee scored 23 point as the Philippines reclaimed their place as the Southeastern Games men’s basketball champions. “We came here for the gold medal and we’ve done it,” head coach Chot Reyes told Olympics.com.
La Salle’s Mike Phillips turns his attention to another ‘Redeem Team’
Mike Phillips still cannot believe he’s a Southeast Asian Games gold medalist.
At just 21-years-old, he was part of the Gilas Pilipinas Men squad that lost to Cambodia in the initial phase of the regional tournament before avenging the loss when it mattered most.
And in the end, the youngest member of the Philippine national team was celebrating with his teammates and kababayans — including his older brother Ben, who was a reserve on the team.
Gilas behind the scenes: Mike, Ben Phillips show off multilingual skills in SEA Games
They can play for multiple teams, they play multiple sports, and they can play around with multiple languages. Ben and Mike Phillips are pretty flexible brothers.
Michael Phillips, Jerom Lastimosa make Gilas debuts for SEA Games
MANILA, Philippines – UAAP standouts Michael Phillips and Jerom Lastimosa are donning the Gilas Pilipinas colors for the first time in their careers as the national team’s 2023 Southeast Asian Games title redemption bid kicks off in Cambodia.
Gilas hopeful Ben Phillips excused from La Salle’s volleyball campaign
Phillips has been practicing with Gilas as the Green Spikers’ men’s volleyball campaign in UAAP Season 85 reaches its final stretch.
Two-sport La Salle athlete Ben Phillips still brings energy for Gilas practice
He’s also a doctorate degree candidate, author, and company founder
Looks like Ben has time for everything.
32ND SEA GAMES: Mikey Williams, Gray, AJ Edu, Phillips bros part of 28-man Gilas Men SEAG pool
It had been a year since the Philippines lost the gold medal in men’s basketball to Indonesia, ending their 52-game winning streak that dated back to 1997.
Now, the Philippines is determined to redeem themselves in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games in Phnom Penh, which was set to take place in May.
Ben Phillips believes Green Spikers stint will help him in Green Archers return
Ben Phillips finally made his UAAP volleyball debut on Sunday when De La Salle University defeated Adamson University in straight sets.
And he was steady during his run in the third set when the dual-sport athlete was inserted with the Green Spikers ahead by just four, 20-16.
UAAP: Ben Phillips surprised by late-game appearance vs Adamson
As De La Salle University was on its way to a bounce back win against Adamson University, Green Spikers head coach Arnold Laniog made a fascinating substitution and fielded Ben Phillips.
The 6-foot-8 Phillips, who also donned the green and white in men’s basketball, made sure to seize the opportunity and scored a quick attack to give the DLSU a 21-17 advantage in the third set.
Nakakapagod! Multi-sport athlete Ben Phillips’ training schedule proof of unreal dedication and vitality
Ben Phillips’ routine is not for the weak. One of a kind in the UAAP, Ben Phillips is putting a lot of hours in the gym to play both basketball and volleyball in the collegiate league.
The La Salle Green Spiker and Green Archer is training for six straight hours daily. And that’s outside his duties as a student in the university.
UAAP: Ben Phillips ‘excited, nervous’ after volleyball debut
MANILA, Philippines—Ben Phillips had mixed emotions when he finally made his UAAP Season 85 men’s volleyball debut for the La Salle Green Spikers on Sunday at Filoil EcoOil Centre.
“Sobrang excited ako and sobrang nervous kasi hindi ko alam pasok sa court pero as soon as sabi ni coach na: Oy pasok na! [I was like:] Totoo ba?,” said Phillips, who was fielded late in the third set of their game against Adamson.
Green Archer Ben Phillips says it’s a dream come true to be a Green Spiker
Green Archers power forward Ben Phillips can now be also called a middle blocker for the Green Spikers.
This as he was part of De La Salle University’s men’s volleyball team that lost to University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 85 men’s volleyball tournament on Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Already a standout walk-on, La Salle’s Ben Phillips looks to make his mark on another court
Ben Phillips, who has not played organized volleyball for six years, is looking to help the Green Spikers as a middle blocker.
Ben Phillips wasn’t supposed to be here. He wasn’t supposed to be playing basketball, playing volleyball, and finishing his master’s thesis at De La Salle University.
Beyond the Court: Michael and Ben Phillips on the transition to Philippine collegiate basketball
When the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) returned in Season 84, two new faces particularly stood out to many during the Men’s Basketball tournament: brotherly duo Ben and Michael “Mike” Phillips.
With a large number of rebounds under their belts and the height to match, the Phillips brothers have proved themselves to be unstoppable hustlers on and off the court. The new Taft stalwarts put on a stellar and unparalleled performance, making their way into the hearts of Lasallian fans and establishing themselves as collegiate basketball icons in the Philippines.
The many hats of La Salle’s Ben Phillips
Multi-tasking ain’t no thing for Kuya Ben.
De La Salle Green Archers forward Ben Phillips is known for his bottomless energy and terrific athleticism on the basketball court. When the men’s volleyball tournament makes its UAAP return in Season 85 later this month, expect the tireless 6-foot-5 big to showcase the same traits once he suits up for the De La Salle Green Spikers.
UAAP: After tough campaign, Phillips bros go back to basics
MANILA, Philippines — Brothers Michael and Benjamin Phillips are determined to make up for a difficult campaign in UAAP Season 85 by focusing on what truly motivates them.
The De La Salle Green Archers fell well short of expectations in Season 85, as they did not even make it to the Final 4 after being tipped as a championship contender in the preseason.
Breaks were not on their side: a handful of players — including Michael Phillips — suffered injuries, and others had to serve suspensions.
A cheat sheet for Fil-foreign athletes in PH? Ask La Salle’s Ben Phillips
La Salle’s Ben Phillips provides Fil-foreign student-athletes 10 tips in navigating life in the Philippines
MANILA, Philippines – When I first left the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the only thing that I was certain of was how nervous I was halfway around the world and far from home in Cincinnati, Ohio. I wanted to put a small guide together that would serve as an initial roadmap for Fil-Ams and Fil-foreigners so you wouldn’t feel lost and alone figuring out this new chapter in your life.
La Salle player Ben Phillips turning into a two-sport athlete?
LA Salle’s resident big man Ben Phillips taking on a second sport in the UAAP?
That became a possibility after the 6-foot-8 center, who donned the green-and-white in men’s basketball and 3×3 basketball, was spotted in the team photoshoot of the DLSU volleyball team on Wednesday afternoon.
Phillips trio reunite as Isaiah joins brothers Michael, Ben at La Salle
Isaiah Phillips looks to team up with his brothers Michael and Ben as he aims to crack the La Salle Green Archers roster for UAAP Season 86
MANILA, Philippines – Another Phillips brother is headed to De La Salle University as Isaiah Phillips, the younger brother of Benjamin and older brother of Michael, joins the Green Archers for UAAP Season 86.
Phillips brothers brace for reunion
De La Salle University will have a rare opportunity of parading three brothers inside the court when Isaiah Phillips gets reunited with his brothers — Ben and Mike — in Season 86 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s basketball tournament.
In an interview, the 22-year-old Isaiah bared that he is thrilled to join his brothers and help them win a title for the Green Archers for the first time since 2016.
Ben Phillips credits 3×3 experience, studying Balti in improving range
La Salle’s Ben Phillips provides Fil-foreign student-athletes 10 tips in navigating life in the Philippines
Ben Phillips proved that he is more than just a bruiser during De La Salle University’s thrilling 81-78 escape of Adamson University on Thursday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Yes, he has evolved into a marksman from deep.
UAAP final four seat: DLSU stays alive, forces do-or-die
De La Salle University Green Archers’ Benjamin Phillips nearly lost the ball after being bothered by the defense of University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers’ Nicael Cabanero. UAAP PHOTO
MANILA – De La Salle University Green Archers kept its UAAP Season 85 men’s basketball Final Four hopes alive via a 77-72 win over the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
DLSU outlasts Adamson on Austria game-winner
MANILA – Cyrus Austria drained a buzzer-beating triple to lift De La Salle University Green Archers over Adamson University Falcons, 81-78, in the UAAP Season 85 men’s basketball on Thursday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
With the score tied at 78-all following an earlier put back by DLSU’s Michael Phillips, Austria got the ball from the corner from a pass by Benjamin Phillips to drill the three-pointer at the buzzer.
PBA D-League: Phillips bros lead La Salle’s 30-point rout of UST
The Phillips bros took turns in pounding Builders Warehouse-University of Santo Tomas, powering EcoOil-De La Salle University to a dominant 112-82 win to open their 2022 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup campaign, Saturday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.
Michael, a member of the UAAP Season 84 Mythical Team, got 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the field with 13 rebounds and three blocks while his older brother Benjamin tallied 16 points on a 7-of-11 clip to go with eight rebounds.
UAAP 84: Concepcion winner caps UST stunner over La Salle to rule men’s 3×3
CALATAGAN, Batangas — University of Santo Tomas came back from nine points down to knock De La Salle University and win the UAAP Season 84 3×3 men’s championship, 21-20, in the Final at the CaSoBe resort here, Friday afternoon.
Down by as much as nine, the Growling Tigers waxed hot from deep as Sherwin Concepcion and Nic Cabañero buried three deuces to inch within a point, 17-18.
EcoOil-DLSU drubs Marinero, rules PBA D-League
MANILA – EcoOil-DLSU Green Archers cruised to a wire-to-wire 91-78 Game 3 victory over Marinerong Pilipino Skippers to clinch the 2022 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup title on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Deschon Winston spearheaded the offense with 16 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals, while Filipino-American Michael Phillips added double-double 15 points and 16 rebounds for DLSU.
Fil-Am athlete eyes dual sports for La Salle
ASIDE from seeking to bring back La Salle’s lost glory in men’s basketball, Fil-Am student-athlete Benjamin Philips has another mission.
The 6-foot-8 Philips is also looking forward to play for the Green Spikers, as dual-sport athletes in the UAAP is such a rarity.
DLSU vs ADMU: Who won the round 2 fit contest?
What we’re loving about Ben’s look: Ben’s ever-reliable he-means-business look.
The GAME’s favorite part: The shades make a world of a difference.
Just when you think millennials are a lost cause, the world hands you a gentleman like new Braughler Books author, Benjamin Phillips III.
Son of a former overseas professional athlete, Benjamin Phillips, Jr., and award-winning Dr. Sharon Phillips, Benjamin credits his parents for inspiring his ceaseless ambition. From an early age, Benjamin rose to the occasion during one of life’s curveballs. An accident leaving his injured father in a rehabilitation facility challenged Phillips to step into the role of caring for his younger brothers. It was then that Benjamin grew from an average teen to a young man with wisdom and experience well beyond his years.
It’s not often you get to sit across from a college student with the poise, articulation, and goals as Benjamin, but luckily the web led him to our doorstep and his story can now be delivered to yours.
Most days, you’ll catch Benjamin Phillips III wearing a tailored dark-colored suit with his briefcase in hand as if he were on his way to an important meeting.
Many times he is.
If he’s not in class, he’s involved with student organizations like the Multicultural Business Association (MSB) and the Governmental Relations Network, speaking with kids at schools in the surrounding area or working as an intern at a consulting firm.
As a finance major, the Farmer School of Business (FSB) is his home. There, he learns the ins and outs of the business world and utilizes the skills he has learned to secure prestigious internships.
He has already interned with Ernst & Young at their Cincinnati location and J.C. Baker & Associates. Obtaining such a prestigious internship as a college freshman or sophomore is a goal that not many young people
The Fairfield High School senior played in the District 15 All-Star Game a couple weeks ago and will make his final prep appearance Saturday in the first All-Butler County All-Star Game at the Hamilton Athletic Center.
Brothers Benjamin and Michael Phillips are set to play for the Green Archers.
With both standing at 6-foot-8, Green Archers head coach Derrick Pumaren is glad to have the two Filipino-Americans in his squad to join the likes of Amadou Ndiaye, Justine Baltazar, and Brandon Bates.
“Michael will be a big addition along with his brother Benjamin to our frontline line-up. They bring a lot of energy, passion, intensity, and hustle,” said Pumaren.
De La Salle University’s frontcourt just keeps getting bigger and better.
Continuing a headline-grabbing offseason, the Green Archers are getting their hands on a couple of Filipino-American big men in brothers Michael and Benjamin Philips.
The two both stand at 6-foot-8 and are being looked at as big boosts, alongside incoming foreign student-athlete Amadou Ndiaye of Senegal, to a rotation led by Mythical selection Justine Baltazar and Filipino-Australian workhorse Brandon Bates.
Between the two, Michael has more upside as he is fresh out of high school.
LA Salle beefed up its frontline with the acquisition of Fil-Am center Michael Phillips.
The 6-foot-8 center has been practicing with the Green Archers since late last year and at only 18 years of age, is tipped to be a valuable asset moving forward.
Phillips, who came to Taft with his brother Ben, was a monster in his final year for Creekside High School in St. John’s, Florida, averaging 12.9 points, 11.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.4 blocks in his 19 games for the Knights.
La Salle’s Phillips brothers ready for more
From writing books, to learning different languages, to strutting fast-forward fashion, the Phillips brothers of Michael and Benjamin prove they have more to show on and off the court
MANILA, Philippines – After La Salle’s gut-wrenching loss to UP in the UAAP Final Four – where DLSU led for all but 31 seconds in the series but still lost and squandered a 14-point advantage in the final quarter – brothers Benjamin and Michael Phillips portrayed sportsmanship by visiting the Fighting Maroons’ locker room.