Junior college transfer played in all 29 games last season ... saw his 3-point shooting steadily improve as the season progressed ... was 15-of-46 from the arc in DU's first 18 games (.326) before connecting at a .421 clip (16-of-38) over the last 11 games of the season ... is expected to provide depth in the backcourt.
As a Sophomore (2006-07) Was one of four players to see action in all 29 games ... started four of the first five games despite a September/October bout with mononucleosis that caused him to lose 15 pounds ... started 11 times in all ... averaged 18.1 minutes per game ... was fifth on the team with 37 assists ... scored eight points and handed out four assists in 26 minutes in a start at Saint Louis ... also started against La Salle before the Dukes adopted their 1040 playing style in late January ... scored in double digits in each of the first two games of the season (11 vs. Youngstown State & 10 vs. UNC Asheville) before breaking a streak of 24 games under 10 points with a career-best 12 vs. Akron on Feb. 26 ... had a season-high three steals vs. Charlotte and tied his season high with four assists at George Washington ... went 16-of-38 from the 3-point arc over the last 11 games of the season including a 6-of-11 effort in DU's last three games.
Junior College Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Ill. (head coach Jay Harrington) ... averaged 9.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as a freshman in helping 34-4 Southwestern Illinois College to the NJCAA Division I national tournament in 2005-06 ... also handed out 89 assists and posted 42 steals ... had 13 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in a victory over Southeastern Illinois College to help SWIC earn a spot in the national tourney ... scored a season-high 18 points three times ... shot .406 (52-of-128) from the 3-point arc.
High School Carbondale High School in Carbondale, Ill. (head coach Jim Miller) .... helped the Terriers to a 59-10 record and fourth and second-place state tournament finishes in 2004 & 2005 ... Carbondale's 31-3 record and second place state Class AA finish in 2005 capped the school's best season in 74 years ... Carbondale had an 18-game win streak snapped in the finals ... averaged 14.0 ppg. as a senior in earning Illinois Basketball Coaches Association all-state special mention and first team All-South Seven Conference honors ... scored 25 points in helping Carbondale to a 78-73 overtime win over Lynwood, Calif. at the 2005 Shop and Save KMOX Shootout at St. Louis' Savvis Center ... Lynwood entered the game ranked No. 21 in Southern California by the Los Angeles Times ... scored 519 points in his two seasons at Carbondale ... was MVP of the 18th Du Quion All-Star Classic following his senior season.
Personal Born in Carbondale, Ill. ... was part of winning programs at both Southwestern Illinois College and Carbondale High School ... was the fifth player from a 2005-06 Southwestern Illinois' team (34-4) to earn a Division I scholarship with Trend Blackledge - Marquette, Lance Stemler - Indiana, Rorey Lawrence - McNeese State and Jacob Motteler - Northern Arizona being the others ... was also recruited by Southeast Missouri State, Wichita State and Murray State ... his uncle, Johnny Fayne, played basketball at Southern Illinois from 1980-83 ... lists Shaun Livingston of the Los Angeles Clippers (formerly of Peoria Central High School) as the toughest player he's ever faced ... finance major ... full name is Phillip Austin Fayne ... date of birth: 7/14/87.
CAREER STATS FOR PHILLIP FAYNE
YEAR G/GS MIN/AVG FG-AT PCT 3M-AT PCT FT-AT PCT O/D REB PF-DQ A TO BK S PTS-AVG 2007 29/11 524/18.1 52-136 .382 31-84 .369 22-32 .688 23/23 46-1.6 49-0 37 26 6 14 157-5.4
HIGH GAMES: Points - 12 vs. Akron (So.); Rebounds - 5 vs. Xavier (So.); Assists - 4 at George Washington & at Saint Louis (So.); Blocked Shots - 1, six times (last vs. St. Bonaventure, So.); Steals - 3 vs. Charlotte (So.); Minutes - 33 vs. Northern Illinois & UNC Asheville (So.)