Fields said that he was sold on Pittsburgh after a visit to the campus. "I pretty much liked it after my first visit," Fields said. "I just wanted to go with a few more things before I decided what to do. I wasn't sure if I wanted to go there or St. John's and I finally decided on Pittsburgh."
Last season, Fields averaged 16 points a contest. The Panthers are bracing themselves for the possible departure of Carl Krauser and Fields will be a nice replacement should he turn pro.
"Hopefully things will work out like they should and [Carl] Krauser will be in the NBA. Then I think I can get in there and play instantly. With Coach Dixon being a point guard in his day he likes guards and they play three of them."