Erin Phillips won a silver medal as a member of the Australian women’s basketball team in 2008. At age 23, the guard was the second youngest player for the Opals in Beijing. Phillips was also a member of the Opals team which won the 2006 world title, Australia’s first senior title in basketball. She has enjoyed a successful domestic career in Australia and commenced play in the WNBA in 2006. Phillips was also played basketball in the inaugural Sydney Youth Olympic Festival in 2001.