Levance Fields

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Levance Fields
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Levance Fields running the point for Pitt
Free agent
Position Point guard
Personal information
Born (1987-06-14) June 14, 1987 (age 29)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Xaverian (Brooklyn, New York)
College Pittsburgh (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career 2009–2013
Career history
2009–2010 Spartak St. Petersburg
2013 Kolín

Levance E. Fields (born June 14, 1987) is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball at the University of Pittsburgh.

Early life and high school career[edit]

He is from Brooklyn, New York and attended Xaverian High School.[1] LeVance's parents separated when Fields was very young because his dad had drug and alcohol problems. He played AAU basketball as a kid and teen. His mom wanted him to see the world and not be around all the bad things in his hometown, Brooklyn. Fields was the starting point guard for his high school team. Fields was named New York Player of the Year by the Daily News and Newsday. He committed to Pittsburgh on December 6, 2004, just minutes after scoring 20 points and dishing out 11 assists in a win against St. Agnes.

College career[edit]

During his sophomore season in college, he was named as the starting point guard for Pitt. He averaged 9.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game for the Panthers in 2006–07. He wore jersey #2, as can be seen in the photograph on this page.

Fields finished his Pitt playing career with 1,247 points and 645 assists, which is third all-time at Pitt behind Brandin Knight (785) and Sean Miller (744). During his senior year, Fields had 270 assists, which is a single season school record.[2]

During his time at Pitt, Fields was known for his excellent ball-handling, his high assist-to-turnover ratio, and—despite having an unorthodox shooting style—his knack for hitting clutch shots. His stepback, game-winning 3-pointer to defeat Duke at Madison Square Garden and his timely 3-pointer in the NCAA Tournament vs. VCU in 2007 are his top clutch moments. He also led his team back in the 2009 Sweet 16 vs Xavier.

Professional career[edit]

In the summer of 2009, Levance played for the Orlando Magic's summer league team. He failed to make an NBA roster after the summer season and signed a multiyear contract with Spartak St. Petersburg of the Russian Basketball Super League in July 2009.[3] In December 2010 he signed with BC Krasnye Krylya Samara,[4] but then failed to pass the medical examination and was waived. In August 2013, he signed with BC Kolín in the Czech Republic.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Levance Fields". University of Pittsburgh Official Athletic Site. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  2. ^ Fittipaldo, Ray (2009-03-29). "Pitt Men's Notebook". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Article. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  3. ^ "Pitt's Levance Fields signs with Russian team". TRIBUNE-REVIEW. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  4. ^ Красные Крылья» подписали контракты с тремя игроками (Russian)
  5. ^ "Levance Fields (ex Leones SD) signs at BK Kolin". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 

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