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Admiral Schofield
Washington Wizards
PositionSmall forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1997-03-30) March 30, 1997 (age 22)
London, England
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight241 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolZion-Benton Township
(Zion, Illinois)
CollegeTennessee (2015–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career2019–present
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Admiral Schofield (born March 30, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Tennessee Volunteers.

Early life

Schofield, the son of Anthony and Dawn Schofield, was born at St Mary's Hospital in London while his father was stationed there with the U.S. Navy.[1] [2] His brother O'Brien Schofield is a linebacker who won a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks. He has another brother General and a sister Octavia; one other brother, Jordan, drowned in Lake Michigan in 2007.[2] Admiral Schofield attended Zion-Benton High School where he played center. In his final high school game, he recorded 23 points with 18 rebounds against Stevenson in the Class 4A regional championship. In AAU play, he competed for Dickey Simpkins' Team NLP. Donnie Tyndall recruited him to Tennessee, but Schofield decided to stay after Tyndall was fired.[3]

College career

Schofield averaged 7.6 points and 4.0 rebounds per game as a freshman. He missed three games as a sophomore while he was suspended for violating team rules. He only scored 3.5 points per game in nonconference play, but began to break out during the conference season and had his first double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Florida.[4] As a sophomore at Tennessee, Schofield averaged 8.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.[3]

Schofield was named to the SEC All-Tournament Team as a junior due to a 22-point effort in the SEC Title game loss to Kentucky.[5] As a junior, Schofield averaged 13.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. He helped Tennessee to a 26–9 record and the second round of the NCAA tournament.[6] In the first round win over Wright State, Schofield had 15 points and 12 rebounds.[3] Schofield was named to the Second Team All-SEC. Following the season, he declared for the 2018 NBA draft but did not hire an agent, thus leaving open the possibility of returning to the Volunteers.[6] Schofield announced his return to Tennessee on May 29.[7]

As a senior, Schofield averaged 16.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.[8] He was named to the First Team All-SEC.[9] He led Tennessee to a 31–6 record and the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. In his final career game, a 99-94 overtime loss to Purdue, Schofield finished with 21 points.[10]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Tennessee 32 22 18.7 .444 .301 .897 4.0 .9 .4 .3 7.6
2016–17 Tennessee 28 2 19.0 .453 .389 .779 4.4 .8 .3 .2 8.2
2017–18 Tennessee 35 34 28.1 .447 .395 .756 6.4 1.5 1.0 .4 13.9
2018–19 Tennessee 37 37 31.8 .474 .418 .698 6.1 2.0 .9 .5 16.5
Career 132 95 24.9 .458 .387 .763 5.3 1.3 .7 .4 11.9

References

  1. ^ "2018–19 Men's Basketball Roster: Admiral Schofield". Tennessee Volunteers. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Potrykus, Jeff (October 30, 2009). "An inspirational journey: UW's Schofield motivated after loss of his brother". Journal Sentinel. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Ryan, Shannon (March 17, 2018). "Zion-Benton product Admiral Schofield out to help Tennessee sink Loyola". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  4. ^ Brown, Patrick (January 18, 2017). "Admiral Schofield now playing like Vols 'want and expect". Times Free Press. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  5. ^ White, Taylor (March 30, 2018). "Schofield declares for draft without hiring agent". The Daily Times. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Toppmeyer, Blake (March 29, 2018). "Tennessee Vols forward Admiral Schofield will enter name in NBA draft but won't hire agent". Knoxville News-Sentinel. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  7. ^ Johnson, Raphielle (May 29, 2018). "Admiral Schofield's return sets up Tennessee for big 2018–19 season". NBC Sports. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  8. ^ "Grant Williams, Admiral Schofield earn AP All-American honors". WBIR. April 2, 2019. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 SEC Men's Basketball Awards announced" (Press release). Southeaster Conference. March 12, 2019. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  10. ^ "Elite Eight-bound: Purdue holds off Tennessee 99-94 in OT". ESPN. Associated Press. March 29, 2019. Retrieved April 4, 2019.

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