Announced his decision to transfer from Wake Forest in March of 2012 ... Served as the backup point guard to starter Tony Chennault in his only season with the Deacons ... Lightning-quick point guard who pushes the ball in transition ... Consummate leader with a great work ethic ... Signed with the Deacons during the spring signing period ... Detroit native who played locally at Winston-Salem's Quality Education Academy ... One of four Michigan natives to play for the Deacons in the modern era, joining David Rasmussen (1992-93), Kyle Visser (2004-07) and Spencer Jennings (2011-13).
Played in 24 games off the bench ... Averaged 1.0 points and 1.0 assists in 8.9 minutes per game ... Named to the All-ACC Academic Team ... In his first two career games, dished out a combined seven assists with no turnovers ... Did not commit his first collegiate turnover until seven minutes into the third game of the year ... Had a season-high four assists twice (vs. Georgia Southern; vs. Dayton) ... Scored a season-high seven points in the season opener vs. Loyola ... Led the team in assists in four games ... Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2011-12 Season Highlights
Made his collegiate debut vs. Loyola (Nov. 11), finishing with a season-high seven points and a team-high three assists ... Recorded a season-high four assists vs. Georgia Southern (Nov. 16) ... Did not commit a turnover over a 41-minute span to start the season ... Tied his season-high with four assists and had just one turnover vs. Dayton (Nov. 24) ... Registered a season-high two steals and added four points at High Point (Dec. 7) ... Set a season-high with three rebounds, including the first offensive board of his career, vs. NC State (Jan. 14) ... Had his only multi-assist game in ACC play with a pair of helpers at Virginia (Feb. 8).
A 2011 graduate of Quality Education Academy (Winston-Salem, N.C.) ... Previously attended Southeastern High School in Detroit as a sophomore before transferring to QEA prior to his junior year ... Attended Lake Orion High School in Orion Township, Mich., as a freshman ... Played under coach Isaac Pitts at QEA ... Team captain as a senior ... Led QEA to a 26-4 record and the program's third consecutive NCSAA Division I national championship as a senior in 2010-11 ... QEA defeated La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.), 55-48, in the championship game ... The Pharaohs were ranked No. 25 in the country and No. 1 in the state of North Carolina in 2010-11 according to MaxPreps.com ... Named to the Winston-Salem Journal's All-Northwest Team ... Named the MVP of the Prime Time Shootout (W.Va.) and of the New York Big Apple Tournament in 2010-11 ... Averaged 15 points, 11 assists and two steals per game as a senior ... Led team in assists and steals as both a junior and as a senior ... QEA went 26-7, won the NCSAA Division I national title and finished the year ranked No. 4 in the state in 2009-10 ... The Pharaohs defeated Life Center Academy (Burlington, N.J.) in the championship game in 2010 ... Played under coach Mark White, who is now the head coach at Adrian College, at Southeastern ... Helped Southeastern to a district championship and was named the team's most improved player ... Earned all-conference honors at Lake Orion ... Rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals ... 2011 QEA teammates included Lekan Ajayi (Wyoming), Charles McKinney (DePaul), Dwight Meikle (Hampton) and Sir'Dominique Pointer (St. John's) ... Also played with Aaron Bowen (Georgetown) and Juvonte Reddick (VCU) as a junior at QEA ... Played AAU ball for D-One Sports ... Volunteered weekly to read to elementary school students at QEA, coordinating the outreach program for the basketball team ... 2009-10 QEA Student of the Year ... Co-valedictorian of his graduating class.
Given name is Anthony Cajuan Fields ... Son of Karen and Tony Fields ... Father was an All-American defensive back at Eastern Michigan and spent one season in the NFL with the Detroit Lions in 1987 ... Has two sisters, Jadin and Kaela ... Born Nov. 11, 1991 in Detroit ... Committed verbally to the Deacons in January of 2011 ... Chose Wake Forest over offers from Boston College, Oklahoma, Seton Hall and Wright State ... Wore No. 3 in high school.