Freshman Season (2009-10)
|Dexter Fields - 23
Played in 29 contest as a true freshman, averaging 3.4 points in 9.6 minutes per game ... returning to play in front of his family in his hometown of Orlando, Fla., he collected a career-best and game-high 13 points off the bench, including four treys, in a win at UCF (2/23) ... over the last nine games of his freshman season, he increased his productivity, averaging 7.0 points per game and hitting 13-of-34 three-pointers (.382) over that stretch ... broke out for 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc in the win over Samford (11/15) ... third double-digit scoring output of the year came with 10 points in 14 minutes of action vs. Tulane (2/27) ... went 3-of-3 from the floor and hit both his three-point attempts to finish with eight points in 12 minutes of action against Houston (2/20) ... came off the bench to score eight points against South Alabama (12/19) ... collected six points in nine minutes of action at SMU (1/16).
Was a four-year letterwinner under head coach Mark Griseck at Olympia High School ... a McDonald's All-American nominee ... led team to a state runner up finish with a 28-5 overall record and a final ranking of No. 1 in the state (6A) and No. 30 in the nation ... scored a game-high 31 points in the 2009 championship game defeat ... a three-time all-state honoree by the members of the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches, earning first-team honors in 2008 and second team accolades in 2007 and 2009 ... also earned a spot on the all-metro and all-region teams ... averaged 17.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game during senior year ... earned tournament MVP honors at the Tampa Hoops Classic after scoring 20 points to lead Olympia to the tournament title ... led team with 88 three-pointers made during senior year ... as a junior, he averaged 20.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game ... listed as a three-star player by Rivals.com, while Scout.com has him ranked as the 35th best shooting guard in the nation ... selected UAB after receiving interest from Alabama, LSU, UCF and Western Kentucky, among others.
Full name is Dexter Jerrell Fields, Jr. ... born Nov. 2, 1990 in Palatka, Fla. ... parents are Dexter Fields Sr. and Regina Daniels ... undecided on academic major ... has two brothers, Trell and Jeremy, and two sisters, Dequondra and Shalanthia.