Phil Sellers Death – Phil Sellers, a well-known hoops star has passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. He was the hoops star who led the Rutgers to final four and he was also a Detroit Pistons basketball player. He was pronounced dead at age 69 with his family members around him. The cause of his death is yet to be released to the public by his family members at the time of this publication. The entire community together with the family members of Phil Sellers mourn his death.
About Phil Sellers
Phil Sellers was born in Brooklyn, New York, he went on to complete their secondary education at Thomas Jefferson High. When he was a senior in high school, he competed in Pittsburgh’s Dapper Dan Tournament, which featured some of the most talented high school athletes in the country, and he finished as the tournament’s most valuable player.After he became a basketball star at Jefferson and was selected to the Third Team of the Parade All-Americans, more than two hundred different colleges and universities offered him a scholarship to play basketball at their institution.
Sellers put his name on a letter of intent to play football for Notre Dame; however, in the end, he chose to attend Livingston College at Rutgers University in New Jersey rather than Notre Dame because he was concerned about his academic future.
After receiving his degree from Rutgers, Sellers entered the 1976 NBA draft and was taken by the Detroit Pistons in the middle of the third round, which placed him 38th overall. Sellers, who has a height of 6 feet 4 inches, shifted positions and found it tough to play guard. Earlier in his career, he had played forward for the collegiate team. Sellers was honest when he said, “I couldn’t play guard.” There were some voiced concerns. Even I had my doubts about it.
Sellers was a member of the Detroit Pistons during the 1976–1977 season. During this time, he participated in 44 games and averaged 4.5 points per contest while playing alongside Marvin “Bad News” Barnes. He was fired just prior to the beginning of the following season. After being released by Detroit, Sellers went on to play for the Jersey Shore Bullets of the Continental Basketball Association and for the BV Amstelveen of the Dutch Basketball League.
In 1979, he tried out for the Pistons once more under his former assistant coach at Rutgers, Dick Vitale, but the team ultimately decided not to keep him and waived him before the season began. Before moving on to pursue a career in the private sector, Sellers spent the decade of the 1980s working as an assistant coach at Rutgers for a total of four years.
Sellers was honored with induction into the Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame in 1993 and the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010 for his achievements in the sport of basketball. Sellers “epitomized and symbolized in ways that people who gain the public eye sometimes do, a movement at Rutgers toward quality and self-assurance,” as the former president of Rutgers, Dr. Edward J. Bloustein, described it. Sellers “epitomized and symbolized in ways that people who gain the public eye sometimes do.” Even now, people have a great deal of faith in the university, which he was instrumental in founding.
Phil Sellers obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by family members
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