Second-year walk-on will provide depth to backcourt... Steady guard with good work ethic and surprising strength... Member of last season's walk-on group affectionately referred to by coaches as "hit squad."
2003-2004 (Freshman): Played in 19 games and averaged 2.0 minutes as reserve guard off bench... Scored 12 points and totaled two assists on season... Finished season 4-of-11 from field and 1-of-5 from 3-point range... Scored career-high six points and hit only career 3-pointer in four minutes during win over Midwestern State... Saw action in eight Big 12 games (2 points)... Did not play in final five games (coach's decision)... Member of fan-favorite "hit squad," a five-man walk-on situational substitution group.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterman for coach Todd Duncan at Trinity Christian High School in Lubbock, Texas... Named district MVP and TABC All-State first team as a senior... Also named all-district as a sophomore (second team) and as a junior (first team)... Honored as district's defensive player of the year as a sophomore and named honorable mention all-state as a junior... Helped lead team to TAPPS District I-4A championship three times, including a run to the state semifinals in 2000-2001 and a state finals berth in 2002-2003... Named to state playoffs all-tournament team and TAPPS senior all-star game in final season at TCHS.
PERSONAL: Full name is Turner Scott Phipps... Born May 30, 1985, in Lubbock, Texas... Son of Ted and Barbara Phipps... Father also attended Baylor... Pre-business major... Lists Frank Peretti's This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness as his favorite books... Says the person in history he would most like to meet is George Washington... Favorite quote: "There comes a time when winter asks what you did all summer."