Cardozo Head Coach: Iona A Great Choice

Reporter Mike Sullivan has free story on guard Trinity Fields ...

Iona is a great choice, a solid college pick for Trinity Fields, according to his head coach, Ron Naclerio. "He will get to play right away and be a player that can contribute without worrying about someone being recruited over him," Naclerio said.

Fields, a 6-foot-1 1/2, 180-pound lead guard who also played for the Westchester Hawks last July in Florida, had also taken visits to to South Carolina and Providence.

The 2008 prospect played also for New Heights. He had also some interest from Boston University, George Mason, Rhode Island, Hofstra, Stony Brook, St. Bonaventure, and Houston

"By the time he is a sophomore and junior he will be putting up some nice numbers," Naclerio said.

Naclerio feels every aspect of Trinity's individual game has improved. "He felt early in the year because we lost James Southerland and Chris Hampton that he had to shoulder the burden," Naclerio said. "But as the season has gone on, he's done a good job scoring and distributing."

And Fields is acting like a solid floor general. "He has really improved in the area of leadership," Naclerio said. "And he is a better defender this year compared to last season. So every part of his game has improved.

"He made a great choice in Iona and he will play with a chip on his shoulder feeling he should be at a higher level. But Iona is a great place for him to play. He will be an impact player and his family will get a chance to watch him play a lot." Below are previous scouting reports published on this website. They include opinions from Mike Sullivan, Brian Towey, and Frank Mantesta:

STRENGTHS: Trinity has a good basketball IQ. He is a solid floor general who gets his teammates involved in the offense. He understands he needs to get the rock to his skilled players.

EVALUATION: Trinity has the ability to challenge a defense inside the paint with his dribble. When he is consistently moving the ball in the air with his passing, he is a complete guard.


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