Webber Publishing Group is thrilled to announce the signing of Rashad Phillips. Rashad’s upcoming book titled “Basketball Position Metric: The Evolution is Being Televised” is a comprehensive observation of the game of basketball including new terminology, updated positions, and personal stories of NBA greats.
“Basketball was centered on five positions: PG, SG, SF, PF, C- and players were being stuffed into those five boxes. If you didn’t fit in one of those five boxes, chances were you would struggle to fit into a team.” - Rashad Phillips
A profound foreword by two-time NBA champion Isiah Thomas begins the book by praising Rashad’s ideology and adopting his new positional names to the game of basketball. With players like Steph Curry, Tiny Archibald, Ja Morant, Lebron James, Chris Webber, and Kevin Garnett, the author Rashad Phillips intentionally places the proper position names for past and current players. The position metric serves as a guide to help the basketball community navigate the current and future climate of the game from scouting, coaching, drafting, recruiting, and identifying players.
Basketball Position Metric is the initial offering from Webber Publishing, founded by NBA Hall-of-Famer and fellow Detroit hoops legend, Chris Webber. Webber Publishing was founded on the principles of championing powerful black stories, authors, and moments in sports, entertainment, music, and more. Webber Publishing and Rashad Phillips are actively planning March Madness-centered events that will give readers an exclusive insight into the purpose, impact, and education delivered through the book partnership.
Webber's signing of Rashad Phillips
“We are proud to present the Basketball Position Metric as our first offering at Webber Publishing. “I have known Rashad since he was a young 10-year-old kid lighting it up with my brother David in the backcourt for their A.A.U. team, The Road Runners. Rashad’s style, basketball acumen, and unique skill set were a direct result of growing up a coach’s son. He has studied ‘the science’ from a young age, watching countless hours of film and filling out evaluation reports with his dad on his favorite players and teams.
I watched him grow into a great player, one of the finest in Michigan history. Rashad would go on to have a record-breaking professional career internationally, but because he was “misdiagnosed” we never got to see him compete in the league he loved.
In his book the Basketball Position Metric, Rashad tells his remarkable story of setting the record straight for himself and others who have been victims of this malpractice by redefining Player Titles, Skill Sets, and Positions within the game we love.” - Chris Webber
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rashad Phillips entered the University of Detroit in 1997 as a local superstar. After his 4-year tenure, Rashad had rewritten the record books in the Horizon League and Detroit by becoming the school's all-time leading scorer (2,319pts), three-pointers (348), and wins (93). Rashad would help lead the Titans to two NCAA tournament wins, an NIT Final Four appearance, and multiple conference championships. Rashad would win the prestigious Frances Pomeroy Naismith award as the top collegiate player under 6 feet. With his rare ability to utilize the three-point shot, Rashad was an outlier in the early 2000 era for college players.
After Rashad’s 8-year professional career overseas he started (Skills Unlimited) a training academy program that grew to over 300 plus students. Rashad and his staff would train and evaluate some of the best players from the state of Michigan while sending some off to play college basketball. By 2016 Rashad would start his own media college/NBA prospect evaluation platform and that’s where he would forecast the future of players like Trae Young and Ja Morant from HS to college, and to the pros. Rashad’s keen eye for the game and his knowledge has helped him become one of the most respected voices in the game.
PRE-ORDERS PRIOR TO THIS SIGNING WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL EDITION GOLD COVER BOOK IN MARCH!
RT @YolettMcCuin: #NoCeilings thank you Rashad! 🙏🏽
@YolettMcCuin Keep rocking coach. We see you!
@escott1028 Nasty work