Olympia’s Dexter Fields leads UAB at UCF ArenaBy J.C. CARNAHAN | February 25th, 2010 | Category: – RECENT POSTS, Featured Orlando Athletes, Local Alumni, Olympia | No Comments »
In front of family and friends on Wednesday night at UCF Arena, former Olympia High School standout Dexter Fields played his best collegiate basketball game to date.
In a 53-49 win over the Knights, Fields drained four 3-pointers and went 1-for-2 at the line in helping UAB notch the victory.
Fields led UAB with a team-high 13 points on 4 of 9 shooting and grabbed three rebounds in 21 minutes of play.
The 6-2, 190-pound guard came in averaging just 2.4 points (37-percent shooting), 0.6 rebounds and 0.2 assists in eight minutes per game so far in his freshman season. The Blazers (22-5 overall, 10-3 Conference USA) have been ranked as high as No. 24 in the nation.
The only other time Fields led the team in scoring this season was back on Nov. 15, 2009 when he hit four 3-pointers and scored 12 points (with two rebounds and an assist) in a 55-52 win against Samford. He had also scored eight points in a game three times this season in wins over Jacksonville State, South Alabama and most recently against Houston.
The low point of the season for Fields though came when he was suspended for three games over the last week in November because of academic reasons.
Before signing on with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Fields was a four-year letterwinner at Olympia under head coach Mark Griseck. During his senior season he helped lead the Titans to a 28-5 record and a state runner-up finish – where he scored a game-high 31 points – for the No. 1 team in Class 6A.
He capped his senior year by hitting 88 3-pointers and averaging 17.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
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