Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Mr. 1,000" Gavin Field

Nicknames come and go, but 'Mr. 1,000' might stick with Gavin Field for a while.

The University of West Georgia shooting guard from South Lake, Western Australia is just three points shy of becoming the ninth 1,000-point scorer in school history and the first since 1991.

"It's awesome. Everyone knows about it, especially [fellow senior] Da'Ron [Sims]. People have started calling me 'Mr. 1,000' just as a joke to get on me. Just with the guys, everyone wants me to get it," Field said.

Field's biggest fan might just be men's coach Michael Cooney who recruited the 6-foot-7 Australian as part of his first recruiting class as the UWG head coach. At that time Field was a tall, skinny, raw talent that has become one of the top players in school history.

Read more:Times-Georgian - Field closing on scoring milestone

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