|No. 7 – Juventud Sionista|
|League||Liga Nacional de Básquet|
March 18, 1978 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||South Shore (Brooklyn, New York)|
|NBA draft||2000 / Undrafted|
Darren Douglas Phillip (born March 18, 1978) is an American professional basketball player. Phillip a.k.a. "Primal Fear" is also a well known streetball player on the basketball courts of the New York City summer leagues. He was the 2000 NCAA Division I men's basketball season rebounding leader.
Born in London, England, he attended high school in Brooklyn, New York, later playing college basketball at Fairfield University in Connecticut. At Fairfield, he was a two-time First Team All-MAAC selection. As a senior, Phillip led the nation in rebounds per game (14.0 rpg), while tallying a nation-leading 24 double-doubles including 19 straight to end the season and posting a MAAC single game record 25 rebounds in the team's win over Marist College. As a freshman, Phillip was a starter on the Stags team which held a half time lead over the number 1 seed University of North Carolina Tar Heels before falling short in the 1997 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship tournament. Phillip received his bachelor's degree in communications from Fairfield University in 2000.
Phillip was invited to the Philadelphia 76ers summer camp in 2000. Not offered a guaranteed contract, Phillip opted to sign a two-year guaranteed contract with CB Málaga, a team based in Málaga, Andalusia that plays in Spain's top league, the Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto. After playing six years in Spain with three different teams, Phillip signed with the Strong Island Sound of the American Basketball Association in 2006. Phillip lead the league with 12.5 rebounds per game while tallying 10 double-doubles in 13 games. In December 2006, Phillip returned to Spain to play his seventh season with CAI Zaragoza.
Phillip has a long standing reputation as being one of the best big men in the New York City summer hoops circuit, winning numerous championships and awards at Hoops In the Sun at Orchard Beach in the Bronx, Nike Pro City and EBC Rucker Park. Phillip is known in cage and throughout the city as Primal Fear.
Phillip's streetball resume includes team champions of the 2001 Hoops in the Sun; 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006 EBC Rucker Park; 2004, 2005, 2007 Nike Pro City; 2006 and 2007 Brooklyn Nike Pro City; 2004 and 2005 West 4th Street; and the 2004, 2005, 2006 Original Rucker tournaments. And he was MVP of the 2005 EBC Rucker Park, 2007 Nike Brooklyn Pro City, 2007 Nike Pro City, and the 2004 and 2005 Original Rucker tournaments. Phillip appeared in the "EBC at Rucker Park: Season Two" DVD released in 2002.
- Howard Kussoy, "Summer Hoops: 'Fear Factor,'" New York Post, July 17, 2007.
- Jeff Pearlman, "Chairman of the Boards", Sports Illustrated, March 6, 2000
- Fairfield University :: Fairfield basketball player Darren Phillip signs two-year deal with Spanish team; Center joins one of Europe's top-tier teams
- Streetballin Streetball :: View topic - Strong Island Sound sign DP
- Darren Phillip ya es del Autocid Diario de Burgos. September 1, 2011
- Basketpedya.com Profile
- MySpace.com Site
- CAI Zaragoza Profile
- Nike Basketball Article
- StreetBallin.net Profile
- Jack Jones, "Basketball superstar Darren Phillip '00: boundless rebounder," Campus Currents, March 2000.