Beaufort High girls basketball player Jordan Fields
Jordan Fields takes her role as captain seriously.
The Beaufort High School senior has had to help guide the Eagles through a tough start to the year. Fields leads the team in scoring, averaging 10.2 points per game and averages 3.5 steals.
But her primary contribution might be as captain and motivator.
"If somebody is not doing the right thing, I have to let them know," Fields said. "Just keep your head up on and off the court. Don't give up. We're not quitters at all."
Fields believes the Eagles, who earned their lone victory against Berkeley on Dec. 27, have improved throughout the season. The team has worked on being more aggressive on defense.
Beaufort High has eight games remaining, starting at Colleton County tonight. Fields expects the Eagles to finish strong.
After graduation, she'll prepare for USC Upstate, where she plans to study nursing. The Beaufort Gazette and The Island Packet caught up with her after practice this week and ran her through our 2-minute drill.
What's one word that describes you? Joyful. Best way to spend free time? Chilling with friends. Last movie you saw? Hostel. Favorite sports movie? Love and Basketball. Who would play you in a movie? Taraji P. Henson. Favorite pregame meal? Subway, ham and cheese footlong. Favorite postgame meal? Zaxby's chicken finger plate. Favorite college sports team? UConn women's basketball. Favorite professional sports team? Boston Celtics. Most hated team? Los Angeles Lakers. Favorite athlete? Michael Jordan. Celebrity you would want to have dinner with? President Obama. Last book you read? Black Friday. Favorite school subject? Math. Facebook or Twitter? Twitter. XBox, Wii or PS3? XBox. And what game are you playing? The Hip Hop Dance Experience. The last song to play on your iPod? "This Is How We Do It," Montell Jordan. TV show you can watch over and over again? Martin Best high school sports memory? My first year on varsity, 2011-2012, when we won our first game by a couple free throws. What are you looking forward to this summer? Going to work and saving for college.