Admiral Schofield to Remain on Rocky Top for One Last Run

On Tuesday afternoon, Tennessee senior small forward Admiral Schofield announced on Twitter that he will be returning to Knoxville for his senior season…

Schofield had entered his name into the 2018 NBA Draft without hiring an agent, giving him the ability to return to school if he did not receive the evaluations he was hoping for. Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes encouraged Schofield to go through the process in order to learn about the transition from college to the pros. Schofield spent the off-season participating in numerous NBA camps and training sessions.

Last week, Barnes told the media that Schofield told the team that he intended to return for his senior season and expected him do so.

“He’s told us from day one that his plans are always to come back to college,” said Barnes.

Barnes also spoke about the experience for Schofield and what it has meant for him and his teammates.

“That’s why this system is great. It’s there for guys to go out, because a year from now, it’s for keeps. The experience that he has garnered right now, not only will hep him, but I think it’ll help our whole team because he’s going to share what he’s gone through. He’s learned a lot with it.”

Schofield averaged 13.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game during the Vols’ 2017–18 campaign. Down the stretch of last season, Schofield became a clear leader of the squad and took over games consistently. His basketball I.Q., long-range shot, strength, and athleticism are among the best in the SEC.

Schofield helped Tennessee earn the 2018 regular season co-SEC title, along with a trip to Championship Sunday in the SEC Tournament and the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament.