Tennessee's Admiral Schofield lands new contract to finish the NBA season
Former Tennessee standout Admiral Schofield has recently signed on to continue his basketball career with the Orlando Magic.
The Magic signed Schofield to a 10-day contract using an injury hardship exception from the NBA, league sources confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel, meaning he can play out the rest of the regular season.
The 6-foot-5, 241-pound Schofield averaged 10.1 points and 5.7 rebounds in 14 games for the Greensboro Swarm — Charlotte’s affiliate — during the NBA G League season in the Disney bubble. He shot 38.2 percent overall and 22.7 percent from the 3-point line.
Schofield, 24, played four years at Tennessee before the 76ers drafted him in the second round in 2019. He was then traded to the Wizards in a package that also included Jonathon Simmons. Schofield appeared in 33 games — with two starts — during his rookie season in 20190-20, when he averaged 3.0 points and 1.4 rebounds in 11.8 minutes.
At Tennessee, Schofield finished his career ranked seventh in program history in 3-pointers made (184) and career 3-point field-goal percentage (.387); he also ranked 14th in rebounds (704) and 16th in scoring (1,570). As a senior, he ranked fifth in the SEC in scoring (16.5 ppg) and field-goal percentage (.474).
He was traded to the Thunder in November 2020 and wound up being waived before the season started.