23  John Fields
John Fields

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fayetteville, N.C.

High School:
Jack Britt

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 200

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
03/30/1988


The Outlook
Coming off an outstanding rookie season ... Has the potential to be a major force on the offensive and defensive end of the floor ... Will move over to the power forward position this season after anchoring the middle last season ... Has an instinctive shot blocking ability ... Has worked hard to improve his mid-range shot and stroke at the free throw line.

As A Freshman (2006-07)
Earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors ... Became the first freshman to lead Conference USA in field goal percentage, shooting 62.4 percent (88-for-141) from the floor ... Third ECU player to lead a league in field goal percentage ... Ranked fifth among all C-USA freshmen in scoring and second in rebounding ... Played in 25 games with 24 games started ... Missed five games with a variety of injuries, including three consecutive games against Winthrop, NC State and Wake Forest ... Averaged 9.5 points and 5.9 rebounds ... Ranked 12th overall in C-USA in rebounding and fourth in blocked shots (1.92) ... Averaged 6.6 rebounds in C-USA games ... The Pirates' top offensive rebounder with 2.6 per game ... Has six games with three blocks or more ... Blocked seven shots against Limestone and USF ... Recorded three double-doubles ... Scored double figures in 13 games and grabbed double digit rebounds four times ... Led the Pirates in scoring five times and in rebounding seven times ... Tallied a career-high 17 points at home against Tulane ... Best rebounding effort of the season came at home against UCF with 14 boards ... Had eight offensive rebounds in a 13-rebound effort at home against Marshall ... Was a frequent visitor to the foul line, shooting a team-high 134 free throws ... Scored 12 points in his ECU debut against Morgan State on Nov. 11 ... One of 20 freshmen in school history to start his first game.

High School
Averaged 17 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks per game as a senior at Jack Britt High School ... Named 2005-06 Fayetteville Observer Player-of-the-Year ... Named first-team all-conference and second team all-state as a senior ... Selected to play in the 2006 North Carolina High School Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game ... Jack Britt's colors were purple and gold ... Coached by Ike Walker ... Played his freshman and sophomore season at Fayetteville 71st High School before playing his junior season at Fayetteville Academy.

Personal
Born March 30, 1988 in Woodbridge, Va. ... Parents are Bailey and Regina Fields ... Intended academic major is communications.