Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Arcadia's Travious Fielding signs with Grambling hoops

ARCADIA, Louisiana — Marcus Jackson fondly remembers two stories about Travious Fielding, his star player at Arcadia High School.

The first dates back to Fielding's eighth grade season when he shed two tears, according to Jackson, who serves as Arcadia's boys basketball coach, when learning he couldn't practice due to a cold. The second happened earlier this year when Fielding, fresh off an ACL surgery, dove over the opposing team's bench against Simsboro.

On both occasions, Fielding's reasoning was the same. He didn't know any other way. He just loves to play basketball.

"I said I'm glad this guy is on my team," Jackson recalled.

Now, Fielding is on Grambling's team after signing with the school Wednesday afternoon, and Tigers coach Shawn Walker is also glad to now have him.

"He only knows one way to play and that's hard. He's tough. He defends and he'll be the catalyst to what we're trying to do defensively," Walker said Wednesday. "He's just a tough kid. He's a lamb off the floor and a dog on the floor."


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