Landry Fields life and biography

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Landry Fields biography

Date of birth : 1988-06-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Long Beach, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-20
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard for the New York Knicks, NBA Draft

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Landry Fields is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the NBA.

Selected by New York in the second round (39th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft…Signed to contract on Aug. 26, 2010.

The Draft: Quoting Landry: “I knew coming into this draft process I had to show a lot of people what I could do...My game is a lot of versatility. I can shoot the ball pretty well. Athleticism has been great. I think my passing is even underrated for what it is, and high basketball intelligence.”...Quoting Assistant Coach Dan D’Antoni, who coached Landry in Summer League: “He’s smart. He makes hustling look easy, and he makes athleticism look normal. When you look at a lot of kids, you go, `Oh, he’s athletic.’ Well, he’s athletic but he makes it look normal.”...Made pro debut at 2010 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, recording team-highs 15.6 points and 4.8 rebounds with .527 shooting (29-55) over 25.6 minutes in five games (one start) with double-figure points in each game.

COLLEGE:

Compiled four-year averages of 10.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and .463 shooting over 23.6 minutes in 129 games (65 starts) at Stanford...Quintessential late bloomer, with headline-making and honor-laden senior season...After averaging 7.1 points and 3.8 rebounds over his first three seasons (97 games), blossomed into All-Pac-10 First Team selection as a senior with 22.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and .490 shooting over 36.3 minutes...Led Pac-10 in scoring (22.0, eighth in nation) and rebounding (8.8) as a senior...His 704 points in senior year marked third-highest single-season total in school history...Had 23 career 20-plus scoring games, 21 as a senior...Went 103-301 (.342) career from three-point range...Won Hank Luisetti Award (Stanford team MVP) as a senior.

PERSONAL:

Parents are Steve and Janice Fields; both of whom played collegiate basketball. Steve played at Miami of Ohio and was drafted by Portland in seventh round (114th overall) of 1975 NBA Draft...Communication major with a 3.03 GPA, was named 2009-10 Toyo Tires Pac-10 Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year (criteria: senior receiving a degree, 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, significant athletic contributor)...Earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors as a senior...Three-year letter-winner at Los Alamitos HS...Sunset League MVP and First-team All-Orange County in 2006...Named to 2006 All-Los Angeles Times team and Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team...Led team to CIF Southern Section Division 1-AA title for the first time in school history, advancing to state Division 1 semifinals...Hobbies include playing basketball and listening to music.

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