Where Are They Now: Child Athlete Phenoms

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Where Are They Now: Child Athlete Phenoms
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Most sports fans know the young man on the left immediately, but you'd have to be a basketball savant, or a Chicago high school hoops fan during the 1990s to know the youngster on the right.

I'm a little bit of both, so I'll tell you, that is Ronnie Fields.

The name isn't likely to ring a bell if you weren't already aware of him. He and Kevin Garnett, who is obviously pictured on the left, teamed up to make a devastating prep school combination at Farragut Academy in the mid-1990s.

Garnett is who he is, but what ever happened to Fields?

That's a question we often ask about child sports phenoms. It usually takes a ton of digging to find the answers. I've done that requisite digging, and even if I didn't have my own personal sports memories regarding Fields, I could now answer the proverbial question.

In this slideshow, I'll tell you where Fields and 19 other child sports phenoms are now.

Some of them you know very well, some not at all. I figured I'd try to shed some light on a group of athletes whose level of notoriety and time of relevance varies.

There are a couple notable child phenoms I didn't include, but to be all inclusive, this piece could have been at least 100 slides.

This is designed to be a collection of inspiring, heart-wrenching and important stories about kids the sports world called special.

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