Strengths: A wing player with terrific size and a great scoring touch … He has continued to make noticeable improvements to his game, and has become a scoring machine in his senior season … An extremely versatile player, he is able to beat you with the dribble, with the shot or with his back to the basket … He is comfortable handling the ball on the perimeter and attacking off the dribble … At his best operating out of the triple threat where he uses his long jabs and shotfakes to create separation … He is extremely good going to the basket, where he has terrific patience and a wide variety of counter moves he can use in order to get the best shot … He has a tremendous touch on mid to short shots, and he is able to convert against multiple defenders … Extremely aggressive slasher, he looks to get to the hoop for finishes or to draw contact … Very unselfish player, has good vision and is able to create plays for teammates … Rebounds the ball on both ends of the floor … Gets into the passing lanes …
Weaknesses: He is a bit skinny and does not have great explosiveness … How will he adapt to playing against quicker and stronger defenders at the next level? … Not a consistent shooter from deep or off the dribble … Has to improve his accuracy at the free throw line …
Borko Popic – 06/23/2010
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At Portsmouth Invitational Tournament –
He may have gone under the radar a bit this week because of his quiet game and less than spectacular stats, but Fields proved that he is a player and the he knows how to play the game. Unlike many other guys at the camp, he wasn’t there to “prove himself” and by doing so force the issue, instead he picked his spots within the flow of the game and still made some very impressive plays. Playing as a SG/SG, he has good size and very good length on the wing. He sees the game and makes the extra pass to get his teammate a better shot if it’s available. He doesn’t have great athleticism and his quickness is subpar, but he has a very long first step and he is extremely effective at using shotfakes and jabs to create separation. He is a dangerous slasher and he can slither through the defense with his length and more importantly finish plays at the end of it all. He likes to operate on the baseline and is very crafty at using the glass to protect his shots. His touch around the basket is terrific, he plays the angles and is able to finish at a high percentage. His outside shot is a work in progress, and unless his feet are completely set, he has a very hard time converting from the outside. His release is very slow and it results in most of his shots being closely contested because it gives his defender more time to close the gap. Lacking great footspeed, Fields has a hard time containing penetration off the dribble and will have problems defending at the next level. Athletically his shortcomings are obvious, but he may just have enough size and game to overcome.
-Borko Popic 4/15/10