Miguel Flores and Joe George Interview Former Chicago High School Basketball Legend Ronnie Fields
(L-R) Joe George, Ronnie Fields and Miguel Flores
Radio students Miguel Flores and Joe George have seen their weekly
podcast, "Nothing But Net,"
grow by leaps and bounds, and one of the
reasons is they are relentless when it comes to covering all things
Chicago basketball. The latest example is interviewing one of the greatest Chicago high school basketball players ever, Ronnie Fields, who is the subject of a compelling new documentary entitled, "Bounce Back."
From 1992-1996, Fields attended Farragut High School, and was one of the most highly decorated players in the nation. A 3-time Parade Magazine All-American who played side by side his junior year with future NBA superstar Kevin Garnett, Ronnie's basketball career unraveled after breaking his neck in a car accident his senior year of high school, after which his string of misfortunes began. The years that followed included academic ineligibility, off the court problems, and continued questions about his health due to the neck injury. For the next 15 years he played around the world from Venezuela to Turkey to Lebanon to Greece. "Bounce Back,"
explores that journey and looks back at his phenomenal high school career.
A tweet by Joe and a direct message to Ronnie gave Miguel and Joe the chance to not only attend the premiere of the documentary, but also interview Ronnie and the filmmakers. Miguel had this to say about the documentary: "I believe this is a documentary that should be seen by the youth of today, especially in Chicago. It shows how even if you have all the talent in the world, it doesn't guarantee anything. It also is a great example of how even if you make mistakes, it is never too late to turn your life around and fight through adversity."
You can listen to the full Ronnie Fields interview at this link.