(Creston) – Another standout Creston Fields is ready to make an impact on the college game.
Brianna Fields – the newest KMAland All-Star Basketball Classic MVP – will take her basketball skills to the next level with Grand View.
“It was after the Nodaway Valley game last season,” Fields said of how his recruiting process went. “Their assistant coach reached out to my coach and just asked if he could arrange a call. We did, and then I did a campus tour.
Fields said she felt welcomed by both the coaching staff and the team’s current players.
“I have to go to the gym and the weight room and meet some of the girls,” she added. “I was able to watch a game and went to the locker room at half-time. They were all enthusiastic and super excited. They reached out to me and made me feel welcome.
Fields had the best season of his career last winter, scoring 16.5 points, grabbing 6.6 rebounds per game while adding 3.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.1 blocks. That led to a long list of playoff honors, including third-team Iowa Girls Coaches Association and second-team Hawkeye Ten conference.
“I’m super excited (to play in college),” Fields said. “I was lucky enough to play on a summer basketball team, so I think that helped a lot. Just being in the gym in the offseason (also helped).
Fields points to her older sister Kelsey as another major reason for her success. Kelsey has just completed her freshman year at Northwest Missouri State and continues to impact her sister’s progress.
“She helped me a lot when we hit the gym together,” Brianna said. “(She) always encourages me and other teammates like Doryn (Paup helped) last season. We really connected both being positions and having ups and downs. It was really nice to have Doryn and Kelsey as teammates.
Hear much more with Fields in the full interview posted below.