Posted On: 09/8/18 4:00 PM
Class of 2019 guard Devin Fields of Green City is a small school bucket-getter who has led his school’s basketball program to new heights.
Playing for his father Donnie Fields, the 6’1 guard was an offensive force in leading Green City to its first district championship in two decades.
“It was amazing,” Fields said. “Being able to make Green City history was great because we had great community support and the best fans a team could ask for. There was a weight lifted off our shoulders because we had accomplished a goal we all had since we were kids.”
Fields was quite capable of carrying such a big load on his broad shoulders, which were developed by hours of diligent work in the weight room. HIs physical strength enables him to play a hard, attacking style of ball which allows him to finish strong through contact and get to the free throw line quite often. As a junior, he averaged 22.9 points and 9.4 rebounds a game. He is on pace to finish his career with more than 2,000 points. When he gets in the lane, he has crafty moves and fakes to score and get himself to the free throw line.
“I like to get to the basket, so that is one of the things I focus on,” he said. “The weight room has helped me to become strong enough to get to spots I want to get on the floor.”
Fields spent the summer playing with the Missouri Mavericks 17U team. As he prepares for his senior year, he has working to improve his shooting range as he also gets ready for the collegiate level. He has received interest from a number of NAIA schools. Until then, he is hoping to lead Green City to another district championship while accomplishing many other team goals.
“The 3-point shot is something that I have focused on as well as expanding my jump shot range,” he said. “I’m hoping that we can compete in the Tri-County Conference and get back to the district championship as well as add a tournament championship.