Like Grant Williams, Admiral Schofield had a good showing in his first NBA Summer League game with the Washington Wizards.
Yes, it was just one game, and it was just the NBA Summer League. However, Admiral Schofield showed he’s got enough talent to play at the next level.
The former Vol took the court on Saturday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. Schofield didn’t get the start, but he did play 24 minutes, the most of any bench player. In 24 minutes of action, Schofield poured in nine points on 3-for-6 from the floor, including 1-for-3 from the three-point line.
At Tennessee, Schofield did a little bit of everything. He finished his senior season averaging 6.1 rebounds per game while dishing out 2.0 assists.
Against the Pelicans, the rookie forward added five rebounds and one assist with a +/- number of +2 and never seemed out of place, even on the defensive end of the court.
Schofield’s first points came when his defender moved over to take a charge, leaving Admiral wide open. Thanks to a nice pass, Schofield was able to throw it home.
It makes total sense that Schofield comes into the league, making a statement with a big dunk. The guy has been doubted his whole career, and some are doubting him at the NBA level.
Judging by his first game in the Summer League, Schofield will be just fine.
Schofield has a spot on the team, but playing time will be dependent on how much the coaching staff can trust him. He has the opportunity to prove that he can bring a lot to the team during these Summer League games, my bet is, he will.
The Wizards are back in action on Monday at 5:30 pm in Las Vegas, NV. You can find the game on ESPN3. Tune in to see if Schofield gets a little bit more comfortable in the offense and knocks down that outside shot more consistently.