2012-13 (Freshman season) established a school record for three-pointers made by a freshman with 68; previous record was 67 by James Anderson. ended the season making 27 straight free throws, tied for the seventh-longest string in school history. had just 16 turnovers in 835 minutes of court time, an average of less than 0.77 TOs per 40 minutes, a school record. finished 54 of 59 (.915) from the line in Big 12 action, leading the league and the fifth-highest by a Big 12 player in the 17-year history of the conference. reached double figures 17 times, including two 20-point games. scored a career-high 26 points against West Virginia, connecting on 6-of-11 threes and 6-of-6 on free throws; also had a career-best four assists. his 26 points tied for the fourth-most ever off the bench by a Cowboy. recorded 22 points, including six treys, against Tennessee Tech. hit six three-pointers in a game on two occasions, tied for the third-most ever by a Cowboy off the bench. his streak of consecutive games with a three pointer ended at 12 when he went 0-of-3 from beyond the arc at Kansas State. scored 17 points against sixth-ranked N.C. State, including 4-of-8 from beyond the arc. scored 13 points, including three three-pointers, in his first action at the collegiate level vs UC Davis.
Summer of 2012 started for Team Texas and scored 17 points while recording a game-high six steals in a 107-80 win over Team Oklahoma in the Faith 7 game held on the OBU campus in Shawnee. scored 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc playing for the Black squad in the Derby Classic in Louisville, Ky.; also had three assists and two steals in the game. won the three-point shootout at the Kentucky Derby Basketball Classic, defeating Louisville's Terry Rozier in the finals. won the second-annual National High School 3-Point Championship, defeating Creighton's Isaiah Zierden in the finals.
High School was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2012 Texas Class 5A State Tournament, averaging 17 points in two contests, including a game-high 24 in the championship game. named first-team All-State for Class 5A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches in 2012. was a two-time first-team All-Region I selection for Class 5A in 2011 and `12. averaged 14.9 points and 3.1 three-pointers per game his senior season. led his team to a 39-2 record and a second-straight Class 5A title. Flower Mound Marcus was ranked No. 2 nationally according to MaxPreps Xcellent 25 presented by the Army National Guard. the Marauders were ranked No. 5 in the final POWERADE Fab 50 national high school team rankings. averaged 16.8 points and 3.7 treys per game as a junior. connected on five three-pointers in the regional final against Cedar Hill, sending the Marauders to the state tournament. averaged 14.9 points per game as a sophomore, connecting on 93 treys in 31 games. scored 20 points in the 2010 state semifinals against Fort Bend Bush, connecting on 6-of-7 three-pointers; Marcus lost in overtime 45-43. averaged 14.2 points in five career state Final Four games. Flower Mound Marcus was 115-6 over the past three seasons. was ranked the No. 76 player in the country by HoopScoop and the No. 17 shooting guard. was a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com. chose OSU over interest from Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa, USC and Villanova.
Summer Ball scored 19 points in the title game of the 2010 Great American Shoot-Out, connecting on five three-point shots; also won the 2011 GASO. scored 20 points in the championship game of the 2011 Adidas Super 64, defeating UCLA signee Shabazz Muhammad and his team Dream Vision 93-78.
Personal Born April 27, 1993, Phil is the son of Phil, Sr., and Julie Forte. He has a sister, Courtney. Phil played football through middle school and also enjoys playing tennis in his spare time. His father played football for Kansas. Phil is undecided on his major at Oklahoma State.