Video: Anthony Fields at King James Classic

Dylan Burkhardt
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Anthony Fields is a jet quick point guard in the class of 2011 from Quality Education Academy in North Carolina. He is also a Michigan native and has been opening some eyes early on this spring. He’s currently claiming interest from Temple, Dayton, Michigan, Arizona, and Purdue but doesn’t appear to have any big offers on the table. We had the chance to see Fields in action versus the Michigan Mustangs and Joe recorded some video:

Also from King James: Carlton Brundidge scores 44 video / 2011 scouting reports / Gary Harris video / Trey McDonald video

  • Colby

    Dylan, great coverage of the tourney hopefully you can make it out to others. I wanted to ask you who you think are JB's top 5 targets in the 2011 class and even though it is early 2012?

    Alot of committments are happening right now but looks very unlikely that we will get one anytime soon and was interested who you think the staff will be following the most. Thanks

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  • Colby

    Dylan, great coverage of the tourney hopefully you can make it out to others. I wanted to ask you who you think are JB's top 5 targets in the 2011 class and even though it is early 2012?

    Alot of committments are happening right now but looks very unlikely that we will get one anytime soon and was interested who you think the staff will be following the most. Thanks

  • GeorgeEsq

    I like Fields' passing and quickness. Sort of a Talor Battle style player in terms of size and the way he moves. Would have to see more to assess his shooting and defense. His extremely slight build would be a problem at the next level. All in all, somebody to keep an eye on over the summer.

  • Wolverine1

    Quick As Hell! I like his creativity and ability to find the open man. Seems to finish well with contact and knocks down shots. Definitely on to follow. Great Dylan!

  • Daniel

    Wow! Has Michigan Offered? Reminds me of Tony Parker in a sense, just what we need. A distributor who is capable of scoring.

  • No, Michigan has not offered.

  • Billiam

    He is a really quick guy, and you can't teach that. I think the best part was that drive-step back-nail the shot sequence. It really showed his quickness. He still needs to add weight obviously. How tall is he, he looks short.

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  • Tom_McC

    Wow, I have to say that video was pretty impressive…at least relative to my expectations. Seems to be a pretty complete player…good ball skills, good passer, good PG instincts, decent looking shot and obviously is athletic.

    Like other posters have said, you'd like to see how he defends and he is smallish and slight built but I like what I saw. Definitely someone that is worth monitoring over the next few months.

  • Bergs

    Good handles and speed. His court vision and passing ability reminds me a lot of Darius Morris' high school footage. He seems to know when to pass vs. take the shot/drive, which all good points guards have. Jump shot needs a little bit of tweaking though, but he definitely looks solid.

  • MaizeNBlueJ

    Agree with most of the comments here. Really good passing ability and handles. The shot doesn't look bad, but man were the results not pretty (at times). It almost looks like he gets in a little bit too much of a hurry to get his shot off (might have to do with his size).

    He does a nice job of using his body to shield the defender on a couple of those layups as well. Overall solid prospect and for sure one to keep an eye on.

    In my personal opinion, however, (keep in mind I've only seen the 2.5 minutes of video on this kid right here), I'd still give the edge to “Yogi” Ferrell at this point, and he's a 2012 kid. I honestly don't see us taking a point in 2011 anyway, but I've been wrong about that before.

  • SamGoBlue

    Yeah, I'm also not sure we'll be looking to take a true PG in the 2011 class especially with Brundidge coming in. Brundidge probably projects as a shooting guard, but from what I've seen I wouldn't be one bit surprised if he turned out to play the 1 in college. He's got good handles and is a pretty solid passer right now.

    As for Fields' jump shot, does anyone else think that it looks almost exactly like Manny's? It might be a tad bit more prolonged, but he has a pretty good release but kicks his legs way too far out. I think that's the one thing I really would have liked to see Manny work on while he was here, but it is just so hard to really change a hitch like that in your shot when you've been doing it for your whole life.

  • Bergs

    It's similar to Manny's in that they both the kicks the legs out, but Manny would always fade away whereas the momentum with this kid takes him forward.

  • SamGoBlue

    That's a good point, very true, but very similar release styles.

  • Daniel

    His game resembles a Taylor Battle. But he makes better decisions and draws defenders with speed. Brundidge is a deadly scorer in my eyes. We need another guard to stay with Keith Appling 2010 (Michigan State) or Shannon Scott 2011 (Ohio State) in regards of lateral movement and speed.

    We need quickness, Michigan needs a distributor to compliment the shooters on the roster. We may not need another guard, but then again to compete with Ohio State, Purdue, Michigan State, and Illinois we might.

    The flashes look pretty solid. As a alumni guy I researched Quality Education Academy, they play a national schedule and won a National Championship. So he is one to follow I like his game.

    I recently searched Quincy Miller a 6'9 PF. If we could land him as well no doubt in my mind we would be a Top 25 around 2011-2012.

  • Quincy is a monster… 6-foot-9 can shoot the three, athleticism, length. He'll be a beast. Has to help Fields game playing next to a guy like that, although Quincy is leaving QEA for next year.

  • mbawolverine

    I was at the Bo Willaims and the Lebron tournaments. This kid Fields is an outstanding talent. Dominated the New York Gauchos who are loaded with D1 quick guards. Fields dominated the game and came out with 26 points and 12 assists. You didnt see his best on this film. He stretches the court and makes you defend baseline to baseline. Understands when to slow down and get everyone set. Also noted he won a National Championship at Quality Education and beat out Baylor Signee Stargell Love for the point guard leadership role. He can compete and he is 6' and very athletic. he can defend and put pressure on Cory Lucious and Kalin Lucas. We need guts and he seems to have it. We dont have a recruit or a current player who can do this.

  • Daniel

    His game resembles a Taylor Battle. But he makes better decisions and draws defenders with speed. Brundidge is a deadly scorer in my eyes. We need another guard to stay with Keith Appling 2010 (Michigan State) or Shannon Scott 2011 (Ohio State) in regards of lateral movement and speed.

    We need quickness, Michigan needs a distributor to compliment the shooters on the roster. We may not need another guard, but then again to compete with Ohio State, Purdue, Michigan State, and Illinois we might.

    The flashes look pretty solid. As a alumni guy I researched Quality Education Academy, they play a national schedule and won a National Championship. So he is one to follow I like his game.

    I recently searched Quincy Miller a 6'9 PF. If we could land him as well no doubt in my mind we would be a Top 25 around 2011-2012.

  • Quincy is a monster… 6-foot-9 can shoot the three, athleticism, length. He'll be a beast. Has to help Fields game playing next to a guy like that, although Quincy is leaving QEA for next year.

  • mbawolverine

    I was at the Bo Willaims and the Lebron tournaments. This kid Fields is an outstanding talent. Dominated the New York Gauchos who are loaded with D1 quick guards. Fields dominated the game and came out with 26 points and 12 assists. You didnt see his best on this film. He stretches the court and makes you defend baseline to baseline. Understands when to slow down and get everyone set. Also noted he won a National Championship at Quality Education and beat out Baylor Signee Stargell Love for the point guard leadership role. He can compete and he is 6' and very athletic. he can defend and put pressure on Cory Lucious and Kalin Lucas. We need guts and he seems to have it. We dont have a recruit or a current player who can do this.

  • SamGoBlue

    I think Darius Morris will be a very capable point guard within the next two years. He already was honored as our best defender this past season and I think his offensive game is coming around.

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  • Daniel

    Anthony Fields Highlights @Nike NYBL Boo Williams Hampton,Virginia
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-rf314lmO8

  • Daniel

    Anthony Fields Highlights @Nike NYBL Boo Williams Hampton,Virginia
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-rf314lmO8