Landry Fields

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Landry Fields
Landry Fields March 2012.jpg
Fields in March 2012
No. 2 – Toronto Raptors
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1988-06-27) June 27, 1988 (age 25)
Long Beach, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Los Alamitos
(Los Alamitos, California)
College Stanford (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro playing career 2010–present
Career history
20102012 New York Knicks
2012–present Toronto Raptors
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Landry Fields (born June 27, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors of the NBA.

Early life[edit]

Fields was born in Long Beach, California to Steve and Janice Fields, who played basketball in college at Miami University and Highland Community College respectively (Steve was later drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers).[1] Fields's father is African-American, while his mother is Caucasian.[2] Landry was one of three children and attended Ellwood P. Cubberley Elementary School and later Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, California. Fields was a three-year letter-winner on the varsity basketball squad, which he captained during his junior and senior seasons.[3] Though he was heavily recruited by Arizona coach Lute Olson and by Gonzaga University, Fields ultimately chose to play for Trent Johnson and Stanford, joining twin brothers Robin and Brook Lopez to create one of the top recruiting classes in the nation.[4]

Collegiate career[edit]

Fields played college basketball for Stanford University, and had immediate impact as a freshman, playing 14 minutes per game off the bench. Fields went into his senior year as one of the top returning players in the Pac-10.

Fields finished his senior season leading the Pac-10 in scoring and rebounding, despite playing primarily as a shooting guard and small forward. He was named to the All-Pac-10 first team. His average of 22 points per game was also good enough for eighth in the nation overall in scoring.[3]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Stanford 30 0 14.0 .363 .303 .652 2.5 0.7 0.2 0.1 4.2
2007–08 Stanford 33 0 12.6 .362 .355 .625 2.0 1.0 0.3 0.2 4.1
2008–09 Stanford 34 33 30.7 .498 .368 .650 6.6 1.9 1.2 0.5 12.6

Professional career[edit]

New York Knicks[edit]

Fields was drafted with the 39th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks.[5] After a strong showing during summer league and preseason, he was named the starting shooting guard for the Knicks on opening night. On November 16, 2010, Fields set career highs in scoring (21) and rebounding (17) in a loss against the Denver Nuggets.[6] On February 6, 2011 he set a new career high in scoring (25) in a win against the 76ers. [7]

Landry Fields won Rookie of the Month in the Eastern Conference for the months of November and December in 2010.[8] Capping off a strong rookie year performance, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.[9]

Landry, along with fellow Knick Jeremy Lin, was selected to play for Team Shaq in the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge.[10] Both Lin and Fields eventually appeared on a YouTube video on Lin's YouTube Channel revealing their "secret handshake".[11]

Toronto Raptors[edit]

On July 11, 2012, Fields signed an offer sheet with the Toronto Raptors reportedly worth $20 million for three years.[12] The Knicks chose to not match the offer and Fields officially joined the Raptors on July 14, 2012.[13]

Andy and Landry Show[edit]

On Sunday March 20, 2011, the Andy and Landry show debuted. The show featured Landry Fields and Andy Rautins exploring different areas of New York City. The first episode focused on them visiting the Shubert Theater, with cast members from Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Memphis." In another episode, they went on a speed-dating event. After Rautins was waived by the team before the 2011–2012 season, the show was discontinued.[14]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 New York 82 81 31.0 .497 .393 .769 6.4 1.9 1.0 .2 9.7
2011–12 New York 66 62 28.7 .460 .256 .562 4.2 2.6 1.2 .3 8.8
2012–13 Toronto 51 22 20.3 .457 .143 .642 4.1 1.2 .6 .2 4.7
Career 199 165 27.5 .476 .336 .665 5.1 1.9 1.0 .2 8.1

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011 New York 4 4 17.8 .200 .000 .167 1.3 1.3 .5 .8 1.8
2012 New York 5 4 23.0 .484 .200 .714 3.0 1.4 .6 .0 7.2
Career 9 8 20.6 .391 .111 .462 2.2 1.3 .6 .3 4.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pearlman, Jeff (February 1, 2011). "He's Quietly Taken the NBA by Surprise". The Wall Street Journal. 
  2. ^ Pearlman, Jeff (February 11, 2011). "Pearlman's World". Sports Illustrated. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.gostanford.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/fields_landry00.html
  4. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/stanford/basketball/recruiting/commitments/2006
  5. ^ http://www.nba.com/knicks/draft/rautinsfields100624.html
  6. ^ Beck, Howard (November 17, 2010). "Neither Anthony Nor Knicks Are at Their Best". The New York Times. 
  7. ^ "NBA game results, Feb. 7". The San Francisco Chronicle. February 7, 2011. 
  8. ^ Abrams, Jonathan (January 3, 2011). "Knicks' Danilo Gallinari to Miss 2–3 Weeks". The New York Times. 
  9. ^ "Blake Griffin, John Wall lead rookies". ESPN. May 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ "2012 Rising Stars Challenge". NBA. Jan 21, 2012. 
  11. ^ http://offthebench.nbcsports.com/2012/03/18/jeremy-lin-and-landry-fields-handshake-finally-revealed-video/
  12. ^ "Raptors Sign Landry Fields To Offer Sheet". NBA.com. 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  13. ^ "Raptors Sign Landry Fields". NBA.com. 2012-07-15. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  14. ^ "Andy and Landry Show". MSG. Retrieved 04/09/11. 

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