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Clinton Christian forward Develle Phillips chooses DePaul

Clinton Christian’s Develle Phillips committed to play basketball at DePaul on Sunday, capping his first official visit with a pledge to Blue Demons Coach Oliver Purnell.

“I was looking for a place where I fit in well, and I really like the environment at DePaul,” Phillips said in a Sunday phone interview. “The city [of Chicago] is nice and I can’t even count the number of academic opportunities they offer, and with the NBA not promised, I want to have something to fall back on with my degree.”

As a junior, Phillips averaged 7.2 points per game for the Eagles to help lead them to the Capital Beltway League championship and the Maryland Private Schools tournament title game. Phillips’s length and spurts of energy in the paint make him a solid rebounder as well as a raw yet capable scorer.

“The coaches said I should expect to play a lot as a freshman,” Phillips said, “so in my senior year, I’ll be working on scoring more, being more assertive on offense and my versatility.”

Players who scored touchdowns for Episcopal as it rolled to a 44-7 victory against Flint Hill during Saturday’s football action.

-Lake Braddock senior WR/DB A.J. Alexander chose to break the news of his college commitment to his teammates just before Friday’s game, announcing that he would play college football at Ohio State.

Wise gritted out a 15-6 victory against DuVal by relying on its ground attack during a rain-soaked game in Lanham on Saturday.

Top-ranked Gonzaga’s defense dominated during a 38-3 victory against rival Georgetown Prep on Saturday.

The Eagles soared to a dominating 38-3 win at the home of the Little Hoyas. Reggie Corbin matched his jersey number with three rushing touchdowns to lead Gonzaga to its third win of the season. (Video: Samey Charapp for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

South County at Westfield volleyball, 7:15 p.m.
Both teams will put their four-game win streaks on the line Monday when they take to the volleyball court for what should be a closely contested matchup.