Fields Leading QEA

Successful basketball teams at any level usually have a good point guard leading the charge. It is no different this year for Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem. Anthony Fields has done a fantastic job so far this season and college coaches are taking notice.

Anthony Fields and his teammates at Quality Education are off to a very good start this season. The ultra quick point guard is averaging 13 points, 14 assists, and 5 steals per contest.

"The season is going great so far," said Fields. "We returned six players from last year's National Championship team and we are looking to repeat this season. Our team really has great chemistry and Coach Pitts is a good coach. We are like a family."

In a very tight contest earlier this month, Fields went toe-to-toe with Duke commit Quinn Cook and more than held his own.

"When I play highly ranked guys I see it as a great opportunity to prove myself. I want to prove that I am just as good as anyone else and I have the ability to play at the highest level."

Fields gives opponents fits with his quickness and speed. He is able to get into the lane at will and make things happen for his teammates.

"My speed and skill level are my strengths. I see myself as a true point guard like Steve Nash or Rajon Rando. I really pride myself on my defense and ability to get my teammates involved. I can score when I need to and have the ability to hit open jumpers. I will do whatever it takes to win games."

College coaches have taken note of Fields' terrific play and have been calling a lot recently.

"I am hearing a lot from Wake Forest, Boston College, Seton Hall, Rice, Wright State and Wichita State. Missouri has also been calling recently."

Wake Forest seems to have picked up their interest in Fields within the past month. "I started hearing from Wake about a month ago. Coach Bzdelik called my coach and told him he was intrigued by my play so far. A week or so later I went over to Wake on an unofficial visit and they told me about their point guard situation and how they may need a 2011 point guard. I heard from Coach Pope earlier this week and he was talking about setting up an official visit and a possible offer. I think they saw how I played against Huntington Prep and Oak Hill and it sounds like I will get an offer soon."

Fields indicated that if Wake offers they would be "very high" on his list due to their "academics and early playing time that is available."

Fields is currently at home in Michigan on Christmas break and has been discussing his recruitment with his parents.

"Right now I am open. I hope to decide by February. Whenever I find the right fit for me."


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