Honestly, Jordan Bone was last by default since all Tennessee basketball players had good landing spots. Admiral Schofield is the first on the list to have a great landing spot, though, and he’s near the bottom of the pack. He went in the second round at pick No. 42 to the Washington Wizards.
The Wizards have openings at wing and center with Trevor Ariza’s and Thomas Bryant’s contracts expiring. As a result, despite them taking Rui Hachimura of the Gonzaga Bulldogs with their first pick, they will certainly give Schofield a look.
These openings allow Schofield to start at the three, where he can be very effective as a shooter and a defensive player. Even if he doesn’t get the chance to start, though, the Wizards are already desperate enough that he’s in perfect position to make an impact as a role player.
That was the big focus for Schofield, and while there were a couple of better options, he couldn’t have asked for much better than D.C. Also, this is a great fit for him since his name is Admiral, and he’s from a military family. Washington is the perfect place for him to be as a result. It only helps that his rookie competition to get a spot includes Hachimura, whom he torched last December.