Former Tennessee basketball star Admiral Schofield has been grinding his way through professional basketball for nearly four seasons. The small forward has had success and more than just a cup of coffee in the NBA. Schofield received another career boost Tuesday.
The Orlando Magic converted Schofield’s two-way contract, which allows the team to pay him a lesser salary and play him in both the NBA and G-League, to a multi-year contract that extends through the 2023-24 season.
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— Admiral Schofield 🐺 (@admiralelite15) February 21, 2023
The Philadelphia 76ers selected Schofield with the 42nd pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, quickly trading him to the Washington Wizards. Schofield played in 33 games for Washington during the 2019-20 season before spending the entirety of the 2020-21 season in the G-League.
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Orlando picked Schofield up following his second professional season on a two-way contract that saw him play 38 games in the NBA during the 2021-22 season.
Schofield has played 27 of Orlando’s 63 games this season, averaging 4.6 points and 1.9 rebounds in 13.9 minutes per game.
The Illinois native was a four-year contributor at Tennessee as part of Rick Barnes’ first signing class. Schofield earned All-SEC First Team honors from the conference’s coaches in 2019 and All-SEC Second Team honors from the conference’s media in his final season.
Schofield totaled 16.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in a senior season that saw the Vols climb to No. 1 in the AP Poll and make the Sweet 16.