Friday, August 28, 2009

DGUtube: Ronnie Fields

Ronnie Fields was Kevin Garnett's teammate and was arguably as impressive a prospect as Garnett himself.  His senior year he averaged 34 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals, and 4 blocks per game, and he was a listed 6'2" with a reported (bullshit) vertical leap of 50 inches.  He is the third best scorer in Chicago PS history, an All-American first teamer, and the first sophomore to play in the "best of the best" game at Nike All American Camp in a game that featured Allen Iverson, Kevin Garnett, and Ron Mercer.

Sadly, Fields broke his neck in 1996 and was ruled academically ineligible to play at DePaul, where he could have eventually teamed with Quentin Richardson.  He ended up drafted by the CBA in the seventh round, leading it in scoring for a couple of years, but he never even came close to living up to his promise.

Today, let's remember that man, could that guy dunk.

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