2010 Guard Has Big Year Ahead

Reporter Mike Sullivan updates a free player profile on 2010 guard prospect Jamal Fields from the Albany Academy in Albany, New York ... Fields also competes for Jim Hart's Albany City Rocks' AAU program ...

PLAYER PROFILE UPDATE: Jamel Fields

NICKNAME: Buddha

HEIGHT: 6-foot-1

WEIGHT: 172 Pounds

HIGH SCHOOL: Albany Academy in Albany, New York

POSITIONS: Combo guard that handles more minutes at the lead guard slot

CLASS: 2010, A current junior

AAU TEAM: Albany City Rocks

AAU TEAM'S PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Jim Hart

COLLEGE INTERESTS: St. Francis, James Madison, St. Peter's, Monmouth, Siena, Albany, and Fairfield

PREVIOUS EVALUATION REPORT: STRENGTHS IN JAMEL FIELDS' INDIVIDUAL GAME: Moving the ball to the rim against the bigger bodies inside the paint, allowing his forwards to free themselves for entry passes and easy baskets. Fields uses his ballhandling skills to beat his defender to the basket.

AREAS THAT NEED TO BE IMPROVED TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE PLAYER: We know that Fields can take the rock to the rim. However, his ability to move it closer to the basket would be easier if his perimeter game is polished.

Jamal needs more consistency in his perimeter game to push defenders up on him. This will enable him to make easier runs to the rim with his quickness.


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