The Stanford men's hoop team have protected their home "Farm" well in Pac-10 play, including an upset of the Washington Huskies earlier in the week. CougZone captures the thoughts of Stanford head coach Johnny Dawkins as the Cardinal entertain the visiting Wazzu team on the Farm.
2010 (Senior):HEADER LANDRY FIELDS Small Forward/Shooting Guard Stanford University Cardinal #2 6:06.5-216 Long Beach, California Los Alamitos High School
OVERVIEW The son of former Trail Blazers' draft pick Steve Fields (1975, seventh round), Landry Fields was a complete player at Stanford and showed improvement in almost every season.
He was Pac-10 Scholar Athlete of the Year and All-Academic team pick, but he put up plenty of "A" games on the floor, too. He scored at least 20 points 21 games as a senior for the Cardinal.
He led the Pac-10 with averages of 22.0 points (ranking eighth in the nation) and 8.8 rebounds per game in 2009-10. He was also the team leader in steals (51), blocks (25) and minutes played (36.3 per game).
Fields was first-team, All-Pac-10 and scored in double-figures in every team. He was Stanford's first Pac-10 scoring champion since Casey Jacobsen in 2001-02.
He started all 33 games as a junior in 2008-09, leading the team in steals and averaging 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
Fields trained with Miles Simon, who starred at Arizona and was on the 1997 national title team before a decent career overseas, to prepare for the draft and had a few impressive workouts. He needs to improve his consistency from the perimeter but has the overall game and ability to contribute in the NBA.
Fields wrapped up his career with 1,393 total points, good for 17th on the school's all-time list. Stanford relied heavily on his scoring prowess last year. He combined with sophomore Jeremy Green to provide the Cardinal with an explosive 1-2 punch, accounting for 55.8 percent of the team's scoring.
Fields and Green trailed only Aubrey Coleman and Kelvin Lewis of Houston (41.1 points per game) and Adnan Hodzic and Josh Slater of Lipscomb (39.8 points per game) as the highest scoring duos in the country. Fields and Green tallied 1,236 combined points to comprise the highest scoring tandem in school history, passing Todd Lichti and Howard Wright (1,182 points in 1988). It was also the third time in school history that a pair of teammates scored 500 or more points each during the same season.
GAME ANALYSIS Led all scorers with 25 points (9-15 free throws) with nine boards in opener at San Diego on Nov. 13...scored 22 points in 25 minutes vs. Cal Poly on Nov. 15...poured in 28 points on 10-19 shooting vs. Oral Roberts on Nov. 18...recorded his third straight double-double with a 23-point, 13-rebound effort vs. Kentucky on Nov. 25, in which he was 11-14 from the foul line in a career-high 45 minutes...tallied a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds versus Oklahoma State on Dec. 16...torched Northwestern on Dec. 19 for 24 points, nine boards and five assists in 40 minutes...vs. Texas Tech on Dec. 22, tallied 27 points and 11 rebounds in 40 minutes...notched a double-double with 20 points and 10 boards at California on Jan. 2...picked up his seventh double-double by tallying 18 points and 10 rebounds at Washington State on Jan. 16...led all scorers with 32 points (14-19 free throws) to go with eight boards and five assists vs. Oregon on Jan. 23...notched his eighth double-double with 31 points and 11 rebounds at Arizona on Jan. 28...exploded for a career-high 35 points on 13-18 shooting vs. UCLA on Feb. 4, adding 10 rebounds for his ninth double-double...notched his 10th double-double with 27 points and 11 boards at USC on Feb. 6...tallied his 11th double-double with 16 points and 11 boards in 40 minutes at Oregon State on Feb. 20...poured in a team-high 24 points on 10-18 shooting vs. Arizona on Feb. 27...notched 12th double-double with a 25-point, 12-rebound effort versus California on Mar. 6...in his final game, notched his 13th double-double with 20 points and a season-best 14 rebounds while making 8-11 from the foul line in 38 minutes vs. Washington on Mar. 12 in the Pac-10 Tournament semifinals.
GAME ANALYSIS 2008-09 SEASON Started 33 games...Averaged 12.6 points and a team-best 6.6 rebounds per game, as he connected on 49.8 percent from the field and went 32-87 from beyond the arc...Racked up a team-best 42 steals and dished out 66 assists, ranking third-best on the club...Scored in double figures 24 times and notched five double-doubles...Led team in rebounding on 17 occasions...Averaged 13.4 points and 6.3 rebounds during Pac-10 play and during three games of competition in the CBI, averaged 12.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
2008-09 SEASON Earned his first career start vs. Yale on Nov. 14, scoring eight points and adding four rebounds...poured in 18 points in a win over Cal State Northridge on Nov. 18...added a team-high 15 points to go with seven boards vs. Northern Arizona on Dec. 17...scored 18 points in a win over Santa Clara on Dec. 23...finished with 19 points to go along with eight boards in a win over Texas Tech on Dec. 28...matched that total later in the week with 19 points and 12 rebounds for his first career double-double vs. Arizona on Jan. 4...vs. Oregon State on Jan. 24, collected his second career double-double with 12 points and 11 boards in 30 minutes...tallied 18 points and grabbed six rebounds at USC on Jan. 29...scored 22 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for his third double-double in a loss to Washington on Feb. 8...scored 17 points vs. Oregon State on Feb. 19...led all scorers with 19 points and also pulled down eight rebounds vs. Oregon on Feb. 21...notched a double-double of 16 points and 10 boards vs. UCLA on Feb. 26...notched his second 20-point game of the year on 8-12 shooting in 38 minutes at Arizona State on Mar. 5...vs. Washington on Mar. 12, registered his fifth double-double of the year with 16 points and a career-best 15 rebounds in 36 minutes...pitched in with 16 points and four rebounds vs. Boise State on Mar. 18.
2009-10 SEASON All-Pac-10 Conference first-team selection...U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District Team and named Toyo Tires Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year...National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District XX first-team and Pac-10 All-Academic first-team honoree...Started all 32 games, leading the Pac-10 with averages of 22.0 points (ranking eighth in the nation) and 8.8 rebounds per game...Team leader in steals (51), blocks (25) and minutes played (36.3 per game)...Made 179-257 shots from the charity stripe (69.6 percent), averaging 8.0 free throw attempts per contest...Reached double-figure scoring in every game of the year, becoming the first player in school history to accomplish the feat since Adam Keefe in 1991-92 (29 games)...Registered 13 double-doubles...Scored at least 20 points in 21 games...Finished as the Cardinal's leading scorer 25 times and leading rebounder in 28 games...Whistled for only 65 fouls in 32 games, picking up his first personal foul at the 18:00 mark of the second half on the average...Logged at least 35 minutes of playing time in 25 games...Stanford's first Pac-10 scoring champion since Casey Jacobsen in 2001-02...His 704 points represented the third-best single-season total in school history, trailing only Adam Keefe (734 in 1991-92 and 709 in 1990-91)...Notched nine consecutive 20-point games from Nov. 24-Jan. 2, becoming the only Stanford player since at least 1960 to achieve the milestone...Averaged 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in two games at the Pac-10 Tournament...Averaged 20.1 points per game on 51.7 percent shooting over the final 10 games of the season...Averaged 25.0 points and 12.0 rebounds vs. top-25 opponents...Two-time Pac-10 Player of the Week honoree, becoming the first Stanford player to be honored twice in a season since Matt Haryasz won the award in back-to-back weeks during the 2005-06 campaign.
2007-08 SEASON Competed in 33 games, all off the bench, as Fields averaged 4.1 points and 2.0 rebounds per game and shot 36.2 percent from the field (46-127)...Knocked down 22-62 from beyond the arc.
2006-07 SEASON Competed in 30 games, all in a reserve role, as he averaged 4.2 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in 14.0 minutes off the bench...Knocked down 20 three-pointers, good for third on the squad...Scored in double-figures three times.
CAREER NOTES Ranks 17th in school history in scoring with 1,393 points...His 704 points as a senior rank third on the Stanford season-record list behind Adam Keefe (734 in 1991-92 and 709 in 1990-91)...Made 248 field goals in 2009-10, third-best in school history, topped by Keefe (275 in 1991-92 and 252 in 1990-91)...His scoring average of 22.0 points per game last season is topped only by Keefe's 25.3 mark in 1991-92...His 280 rebounds in 2009-10 rank 11th on the school season-record list and his 647 boards placed 15th on Stanford's all-time record chart.
HIGH SCHOOL Attended Los Alamitos (Cal.) High School...The three-year letter-winner captained the basketball squad his junior and senior seasons, earning Sunset League MVP, first-team All-Orange County, CIF Southern Section Player of the Year (Division I), all-state and Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team as well as the All-Los Angeles Times team honors in 2006...Averaged 19 points, five rebounds, two steals and one block per game while shooting 80 percent from the free throw line his senior year...Shot 40-percent from three-point range...Ranked in the top five in eight categories in his high school's record books, including the single-season record for points scored...Led his team to the CIF Southern Section Division 1-AA title for the first time in school history, advancing to the state Division 1 semifinals.
PERSONAL Communications major...Would like to get into coaching following his playing career...Son of Janice and Steve Fields...Both parents played collegiate basketball...Steve Fields, who attended Miami (Ohio), was drafted by the Blazers...Born 6/27/88...Resides in Long Beach, California.
SCOUTING REPORT Positives: Displays impressive range, release and shooting form from the perimeter, connecting on 34.2 percent of his three-point attempts at Stanford...Also a good inside scorer, demonstrating a quick release with a good arch on his turnaround jumper...Good slasher to the basket, whose quick release gets good elevation to avoid blocked shots...Will force his way into the lane, showing good form, setting his feet properly and showing good confidence in his mid-range jumper...Consistently creates his own shot...Elevates well shooting the floater and when matched up vs. smaller guards, he is very effective in the post...Draws forwards out of the paint, forcing them to defend his fade-away jumper and does a good job of drawing contact on the way to the rim...Patient passer who needs to dish the ball out quicker, but can serve a few minutes at point forward in half-court activity...Uses his reach and wingspan efficiently when crashing the boards for the rebound...Has the outside range to be an effective three-point shooter at the next level.
Negatives: Lacks ideal quickness to play the two-guard position, but his adequate lateral agility and small frame might not be a good fit at the point forward position...Shows the desire to slash to the basket, but when he gets tied up in traffic, he struggles to separate from guards...Needs to keep the ball low when dribbling; defenders have had good success stealing the ball from him (too high of a dribble and keeps it on the floor too long, resulting in 83 turnovers last year. Also lacks the quickness to prevent the guards from sticking their hands in to poke the ball away)...Does not demonstrate the quick first step to separate when getting into the lane...Must be more effective without the ball in his hands.
--Report by Dave-Te' Thomas
Compares To: RICKY DAVIS, ex NBA -- Fields is effective from the perimeter and knows how to draw contact on the way to the basket. He needs to improve his overall strength and is a bit wiry. He is built like a shooting guard, but lacks the athleticism and quickness to play that position in the NBA. He might be a better fit at point forward, but needs to improve lateral agility and court quickness, as he's a step slow as a defender. He has a nice jumper and can connect from three-point range, but with his lack of speed and power, he looks like a candidate for the developmental league or a bench role for a year or two.