Malakhi Phillips 6-foot-2 CG (2026 Class) plays for a prep school called Excel Hoops Prep (Canada). He also competes for an AAU/club program called UPLAY Canada that plays on the Nike EYBL Circuit.
Malakhi is a very crafty guard that can get to his spots on the floor and get a bucket whenever it is needed, or whenever he wants. A 3-level scorer that is shifty and plays with a lot of energy, intensity and is a dog on defense. He is also a great vocal leader. Malakhi is an extremely competitive player and is very passionate, and plays with a lot of heart on the court.
Malakhi first started playing competitive basketball when he was in the 3rd grade, while playing soccer too. In his honesty, he struggled and wasn’t the best in either sport or in the best physical shape, but slowly he started seeing improvement in his game. He just fell in love with the grind. The hardest decision in his life was to decide between what sports he wanted to purse in life, either it was basketball or soccer. He decided to end up picking basketball, as he knew he loved the game. He became dedicated to getting better and improving his skills, as he always mentioned to himself as a kid that he would want to do this for a living.
When Malakhi was younger, he played on a club team named the Brampton Warriors, and he had a very inspiring coach by the name of Coach Shaun, who taught him everything that he knew till this day on the basketball court. He even showed Malakhi how to be a better person and how to grow as a young man. While on the Brampton Warriors, Malakhi would win many championships, as they were one of the best teams in Canada. The biggest moment of his young career is when he played an outstanding game against the top team in Canada, named the DCBA Bulldogs. He was able to lead his team to a big win that game against a top program – leading them to the semi-finals of the best league in Canada. He was in the 5th grade at this time, and this is when his coach told him that he could go somewhere if he really worked his hardest for it, which gave him all the confidence to keep pushing. Sooner than later, he was selected for an All-Star game against the best competition in Canada.
Malakhi is one of the top talented prospects coming out of Canada for the 2026 Class.
He currently averages 32 points per/game for his prep program, and also puts up good numbers for his club program. Malakhi has improved his game in many different aspects, especially his finishing, ball handling and his vertical. He is able to do pretty much everything on the court. He can give you a bucket whenever you want, he is able to break down his defender, and also clamp down on defense. He also brings a lot of energy and intensity to the game. He is a really vocal teammate, and he is viewed as a leader to all of his peers.
Malakhi is looking forward to playing with his EYBL program UPLAY U15’s starting in April. He has been getting noticed and looked at, from a lot of college coaches at the D-I level, and by next year, he plans on committing to a prep school in the United States.
One of the most important memories of his career was the MSHTV Camp, where he showed out and displayed his extreme skill level, after being injured for the whole summer. He went to that camp and put on a show with 40-point games, 35-point games and a 25 point game against the best/top players in his 2026 class. He was picked for the Top 20 All-Star game. He started that game and just had fun. It was a great experience for Malakhi.
Malakhi put up 40 points against the #1 ranked junior team in Canada. Malakhi also helped lead Excel Prep to the NJC Championship last year. Malakhi has been viewed as the top scorer in his class in Canada. Malakhi also won MVP with the Brampton Warriors for the 2026 class in Canada.
One of the most important moments for Malakhi was when a member of the University of Buffalo coaching staff flew into Canada to come see Malakhi and watch him play. He received great feedback from the Buffalo coaching staff.
Malakhi has been improving to become one of the better guards in his class in the country. Malakhi is a great kid and willing to do everything to achieve his goals.
Malakhi would like to give a special shout out and thanks to the ones who made him who he is today, and helped him with his path. His coaches: Coach Scarlett, Shaun, Jason, Edson, Justin, Dave, DJ, G and Chris, and the most important thanks to his family and his supporters that have been supporting since day one, Sierra Phillips, Mike Phillips, Marquis Phillips and the rest of his family and friends who’ve been supporting him.