DC guard seeing interest grow

DC guard seeing interest grow

Playing for the famed DC Assault program, Blue Ridge School (VA) junior wing guard Ahmad Fields turned in an impressive April. Hawk Hill Hardwood caught up with Fields on Thursday night to get his thoughts on the spring and the latest on his recruitment.

Playing alongside elite talents Nate Britt and Kris Jenkins, Ahmad Fields is showing this spring that he is also worthy of serious college attention. Checking in at 6'5 and 200 pounds, Fields is an off-guard with size, length, and athleticism.

This spring, DC United has been busy, playing at Hoop Group's Pitt Jam Fest and the Real Deal in the Rock event in Arkansas, an event they won. Fields told Hawk Hill Hardwood that he, and many of his AAU teammates, have exams this week, so DC Assault will not be participating in this weekend's Southern Invitational. They will be back in action in Dallas next weekend for the AYFH event and then will spend most of July's Live Period on the road as well.

An athletic wing guard, Fields told Hawk Hill Hardwood that his strength was "getting to the hole." Ahmad continued, saying, "I can get to the basket, finish, or get to the line." In terms of style of play and tempo, Fields said, "I like to push the ball in transition."

To date, Fields has only taken one unofficial visit, and that visit was to Saint Joseph's back in early April. "I visited St. Joe's over Spring Break," Fields explained. What were his thoughts on the visit? "I really liked it," he began. "It was small, but I liked it. I liked the facilities and how they were for basketball only."

The Hawks got Ahmad on campus in April prior to the April Live Period, and then tracked him hard during the month's two live weekends. While Ahmad admits that he wasn't really paying attention to what schools were watching him during April, he did say that both Saint Joseph's assistant coach Dave Duda and SJU head coach Phil Martelli watched him.

Ahmad Fields is not the only player on DC Assault with significant interest from Saint Joseph's. In addition, the Hawks are looking at his backcourt mate Roddy Peters.

While Saint Joseph's is the only school that Fields has visited to date, he has a few other schools in mind. Both UNLV and Colorado are involved in Ahmad's recruitment, and both could get visits from him this summer when he treks out west with DC Assault. "UNLV is right in Vegas," Ahmad stated, then adding that Assault will be playing in an AAU tournament there this summer. As for Colorado? Ahmad explained that they were one of the newer players in his recruitment, really just jumping in last week after seeing him play in April.

In addition to St. Joe's, UNLV, and Colorado, Fields mentioned George Washington and USC as two of the other schools actively involved in his recruitment. Those five schools are not the only ones involved with the athletic shooting guard, with others involved now and more likely to get involved as the summer progresses.

Already generating new interest, and playing alongside Division 1 talent both at Blue Ridge School and for DC Assault, look for Ahmad Fields' name to be become a hot one this summer and fall.

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