Former Tennessee Star Signs With Orlando Magic

    by -

    (Photo via Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics)

    Former Tennessee All-SEC forward Admiral Schofield signed a training camp contract with the Orlando Magic Tuesday, the team announced on its twitter account.

    Schofield fills out the Magic’s 20-person training camp roster as the NBA season begins in less than a month.

    The Philadelphia 76ers drafted Schofield with the 44th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, trading him to the Washington Wizards. Schofield averaged 3.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 33 games with the Wizards on a two-way contract in the 2019-20 season. The forward also played in 33 games with the Wizards G-League team that season, averaging 16 points and 5.5 rebounds.

    Last season, Schofield exclusively played with the Greensboro Swarm— the Charlotte Hornets G-League team. Schofield averaged 10.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in 14 games.

    With the Magic, Schofield is looking to earn a spot on Orlando’s 15-person roster or a two-way contract that allows him to play games with the Magic and their G-League Team— the Lakeland Magic.

    The Tennessee fan favorite will wear No. 25 for the Magic.

    Schofield was in Rick Barnes’ first signing class at Tennessee, helping rebuild the Vols’ program. The Illinois native started 94 games in four seasons at Tennessee, averaging 13.9 points and 6.4 rebounds as a junior and 16.5 points and 6.1 rebounds as a senior.

    The power forward turned small forward earned All-SEC Coaches Second Team honors. Schofield earned First Team honors as a senior.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.