Fields Scores 50 Points

Feb 15, 2013


Former Highland Park guard Canon Fields scored a school-record 50 points for Kansas Wesleyan University in an 87-78 loss to Bethany College on Thursday.


Fields also became the school’s single-season scoring leader with his performance.  The single-game scoring record had stood for 48 years when Jim Rash scored 44 back in 1965.


Fields, a junior in his first year at Kansas Wesleyan, is having an All-America-type season as the NAIA Division II's leading scorer at 24.1 points a game.  He also leads his team in rebounding (8.3) and assists (5.3).


Fields went 18 for 28 from the floor in his record-breaking performance including 6 of 9 from behind the 3-point arc.  He also made 8 of 11 from the free-throw line, grabbed 11 rebounds, and dished out two assists in 38 minutes.  He scored 30 of the Coyotes’ 38 points in the second half.


Fields has been on a terror lately as he recorded his second triple-double of the season on Feb. 7 with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.


As the KCAC’s leading scorer, Fields has been named conference player of the week three times and earned NAIA Division II National Player of the Week honors on Jan. 8 when he averaged 29.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 8.5 assists, and 3.5 steals in two games for the Coyotes.


Prior to Kansas Wesleyan, Fields attended Allen County Community College.


While at Highland Park (2006-09), Fields won three consecutive state titles and was an all-city pick as a senior as he led the 5A state tournament in scoring.


During Highland Park’s dream season in 2007, Fields was a reserve guard and a top player on the junior varsity team.