Albany Academy Forward Excites AAU Director

Scout.com's East Coast recruiting expert Mike Sullivan examines the game of a freshman prospect at The Albany Academy ...

Yes, it might be a bit early to start focusing on the 2010 class. But it's just fine to outline some of the better prospects in the New York State region. It appears that the Albany Academy in Albany, New York has some terrific, young talent in its program too.

Having turned just 15 years old, it's likely many college division one basketball head coaches and assistants will watch The Albany Academy team quite a bit over the next few years.

One of the reasons why it might be important to keep an eye on Albany Academy is due to Shavar Fields, a freshman power forward. Fields plays for Jim Hart's Albany City Rocks AAU program too.

"He's still growing," said Hart. "Shavar is an extremely athletic and lively big man who is not afraid to mix it up in the paint."

Syracuse University, Siena, and others in the area are well aware of Fields and his talents. But there's plenty of time to worry about his recruiting process. It's his game that is most important to Hart and others who follow him.

"He possesses an above average shooting touch out to 17 feet," Hart said. "He plays above the rimm too and finishes well with both hands."

Hart believes division one basketball will be in Fields' future. Hart concluded: "If he keeps growing...watch out!"


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