Phiri is A10 Bound
Putnam Science Academy post-graduate Saul Phiri made a verbal commitment to LaSalle on Friday night while on their campus for an official visit.
This was his second trip to the Atlantic 10 school's Philadelphia campus after visiting unofficially over the summer.
Phiri is a scoring swingman who is probably best known for his ability to shoot the ball from long range but is a far more versatile scorer than that. He's a smooth ball-handler, able to post smaller guards and score over top of them from the mid-post and also has a solid mid-range game.
He's run with the Mass Rivals for his entire AAU career and helped them advance to the nationally televised finals of the Adidas Summer Championships last July in Las Vegas.
Phiri joins Mamadou Diarra (UConn) and Tyrere Marshall (Rider) to become the third PSA senior to commit to a division I school in the class of 2016. He is 4th Rivals product to do the same joining Wenyen Gabriel (Kentucky), Chris Baldwin (UMass) and Mark Gasperini (American).
He is also the second New England prep product to commit to LaSalle in the class of 2016 as St. Andrew's post-graduate center Cian Sullivan will red-shirt their next season.
Below are some of Phiri's highlights care of BallasTV and RI Affiliated.