Admiral Schofield Is Returning To Orlando

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    Former Tennessee forward Admiral Schofield is returning to the Orlando Magic on a two-way contract, the franchise announced on Friday.

    Scofield first joined the Magic in December when Orlando signed him to consecutive two-way contracts. In January, Orlando signed the former All-SEC standout to a two-way contract.

    The Illinois native went on to play 38 games for Orlando in 2022, averaging 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in just over 12 minutes of action per game. The two-way contract allowed Orlando to place Schofield on its G-League team — the Lakeland Magic. Schofield averaged 19.2 points and 7.5 rebounds in his seven games with Lakeland.

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    The former Tennessee standout played in two games with the Orlando summer league team this season, totaling 18 points, eight rebounds and two assists.

    Schofield has played in 71 NBA games in his four-year career with all the games coming with either the Magic or Washington Wizards.

    The Philadelphia 76ers selected Schofield with the 42nd pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Schofield never played a game for the 76ers.

    Schofield averaged 16.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game his senior season in Knoxville on his way to earning All-SEC honors. Schofield’s fellow Tennessee teammate Grant Williams had a breakout 2021-22 season for the Boston Celtics.

    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.