|High School:||Urban Christian HS|
AT GEORGIA STATE:
Following two seasons as a key backup, moved into the starting roll for his junior and senior seasons . . . Played in 124 career games, the second most in school history . . . Finished his career with 139 steals, fifth most in school history . . . His 244 assists rank as the 11th most in school history . . .
Earned a pair of CAA All-Academic honors following his junior and senior seasons . . . CAA Commissioner's Academic Award honoree for 2010 . . . Earned the Bruce LaBudde Sportsmanship Award following his senior season.
Named one of two team captains prior to the start of the season . . . Earned CAA All-Academic Second Team honors . . . Named to the Bob Cousy National Point Guard of the Year Watch List on Dec. 19 by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame . . . Named CAA co-Player of the Week on Dec. 26 . . . Enjoyed his best statistical season in a GSU uniform, averaging a career-high 9.6 points per game and 2.9 assists, third on the team and 12th in the CAA . . . Led GSU in steals per game with 2.0 per contest, fourth in the CAA and 41st in the NCAA, as the Panthers recorded the second most steals in a season in school history . . . Opened the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting, with seven rebounds and five steals against Tennessee Tech . . . Scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, tying a career-high with nine assists against Rhode Island . . . Scored a career-high 21 points against UNCW, while swiping seven steals, just one shy of the school record . . . Tied his career-high with 21 points at James Madison, pulling down eight rebounds . . . Made 12 straight free throws early in the conference portion of the schedule, the fourth longest streak for the Panthers during the season . . . Earned the Bruce LaBudde Sportsmanship Award following his senior season.
Named to the CAA All-Academic first team after leading team with 857 minutes played (27.6 mpg) and tying for the team lead with 28 starts . . . Led the team with 94 assists (3.0 apg), while scoring 5.5 points and pulling down 3.0 rebounds per game.
Made game-tying lay-up with 8.4 seconds remaining at Georgia Southern (12/22) to send the game into overtime . . . Scored a career-high 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting at VCU (1/19), pulling down five rebounds, dishing out three assists and grabbing two steals . . . Dished out a career-high nine assists in a home win over Towson (1/8) . . . Pulled down a career-high seven rebounds twice, first against Samford (11/27) and then in the championship of the Dr Pepper Classic against Chattanooga (12/30) . . . Finished with a career-high 40 minutes played in overtime win against UNCW (2/2).
Averaged 3.3 points, 1.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.9 steals while playing 16 minutes a game, including two starts . . .
Season-high 11 points against Carver Bible (11/17) . . . Contributed four points, three rebounds and a key second-half steal in win over Jacksonville (11/30) . . . Career-high four steals in win over Utah Valley.
Had nine points and three steals at Florida State (12/15) . . . Had 10 points, two assists and two steals at VCU (1/30) . . . Added seven points and four assists at Towson (2/13) and seven points versus Old Dominion (2/23).
True freshman who earned playing time as a backup point guard . . . Averaged 2.3 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists while playing about 11 minutes a game.
Scored a season-high eight points in back-to-back games against Southern Poly and Jacksonville State.
Played 31 minutes, his high, against Jacksonville State with starting point guard Joe Dukes saddled with foul trouble. Hit a jumper with 43 seconds left in the first overtime and the shot clock about to expire that put the Panthers ahead before Jacksonville State forced a second overtime.
Contributed four points and three assists in win at UNC Wilmington (12/6) . . . Had a solid effort at Georgia Tech with six points, two assists and four steals in 12 minutes . . . Season-high six rebounds at UTSA, with four points and two assists . . . Scored seven points, his high in a CAA game, in back-to-back games at Drexel and at William & Mary.
One of the top prep players in Georgia . . . Rated the No. 15 prospect in the state by Georgia Hoop Report . . . Played his senior season at Urban Christian Academy in Savannah and averaged 21 points, six assists and five rebounds a game . . . Spent his first three years at Savannah's Beach High . . . Three-time all-county selection.
2007 Savannah Morning News Player of the Year as a junior at Beach, when he averaged 17 points, 5.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds . . . Averaged 15 points, five assists and three rebounds as a sophomore . . . Added 10 points a game as a freshman . . . Led Beach to the quarterfinals of the AAAAA state tournament as a junior and to the state championship game as a sophomore . . . Played for the late Russell Ellington, the Georgia high school coaching legend at Beach.
Full name is James Arlee Fields . . . Nicknamed Boom . . . Born Sept. 4, 1989 . . . Son of Michael and Angela Fields . . . Majoring in public policy . . . Served on the Georgia State Student-Athlete Advisory Council for 2009-10 ... Named to the Dean's List for the spring 2010 semester and earned the CAA Commissioner's Academic Award.