August 31, 2014

Tennessee lands Illinois forward

The University of Tennessee is on the board in the class of 2015.

Sunday afternoon, 6-foot-5 forward Admiral Schofield of Zion (Ill.) Benton gave Donnie Tyndall and the Vols a verbal commitment.

Schofield had been on campus to attend the Volunteers elite camp and take an official visit. After a weekend in Knoxville, the powerful wing decided that he had seen enough and confirmed his commitment with Rivals.com

"Basically I love the group of guys, the fans and what I can achieve here with coach Tyndall," Schofield told Rivals.com. "He has a plan that lines up with my goals and that's what I was looking for.

"To get a degree and hopefully fulfill my dreams of playing in the NBA."

A bit of a late comer to the national hoops scene, Schofield is a powerfully built 220 pound or so wing who plays a game that features power mixed with outside shooting. A member of the Chicago based Team NLP, Schofield drew high major attention during the month of July for the way he mixed drives and jump shots from deep for NLP and at the Reebok Breakout Camp.

Because of his strength, Schofield is adept at finishing through contact and should be able to draw trips to the free throw line in college. Because of his wide body and strength, he could also be used some as a small four who can stretch the floor with his shooting without giving up too much on the inside because of his ability to muscle bigger players.

A three-star prospect, Schofield is Tennessee's first commitment from the class of 2015.


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