Tennessee basketball: Former Vols F Admiral Schofield invited to NBA combine

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Tennessee basketball’s third player is now going to the NBA combine. Former Volunteers forward Admiral Schofield has now received an invite.

Jordan Bone announced his invitation to the NBA combine on Friday. Grant Williams announced it on Saturday. Now, a third Tennessee basketball player is on his way to the event. News of Admiral Schofield receiving it came Sunday.

Grant Ramey of GoVols247 reported that Schofield received the invite. Unlike Williams and Bone, however, he doesn’t have the option to test the waters. After graduating this past year, Schofield has to max out in any way he can at the combine.

Although the combine won’t measure intangibles as much, there are plenty of things Schofield brings to the table in that regard given the chance. He’s clutch, has a great attitude and plays with a lot of emotion. The guy has also proven himself to be highly unselfish.

As a 6’5″ guy who often played big, Schofield may be a bit too unathletic and a bit too small to be a starter on any team. But he definitely has the potential to land a role as a wing player in an NBA rotation if things go right.

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One crazy aspect of this is how Tennessee basketball now has three players invited while Tennessee football had no players invited. But with so many upperclassmen and graduating seniors like Schofield who developed in the same program for three to four years, that’s to be expected this summer.

Schofield is different from Williams and Bone in that Bone has nothing holding back his draft stock and Williams could be a first-rounder with just a couple of improvements. Meanwhile, Schofield is not complete as a player but simply doesn’t have any chance to improve now since he’s a graduating senior.

A four-year player with Tennessee basketball, Schofield increased his scoring average every season and finished his senior year averaging 18.9 points a game, over 6 rebounds a game and 2 assists a game. He also shot 41.8 percent from three his senior season, which is probably the biggest selling point for his draft stock.

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The combine is scheduled to last from Wednesday, May 15 to Sunday, May 19. It will take place in Chicago. Williams and Bone have until May 29 to withdraw their names from the NBA Draft, which is scheduled for June 20. However, as we said, Schofield has no choice. He needs to make a splash at the combine, but at least he was able to get an invite.