3. Admiral Schofield
Height: 6’5.25”/6’9.75’ wingspan
Weight: 241 pounds
One of the more significant needs for Portland this summer is finding 3-and-D wing players. Rip City needs guys that will do the little things on both ends of the floor, defend and knock down open shots. Admiral Schofield from Tennessee fits that mold and is ready for the league both physically and skill-wise.
He played four years in college and worked hard to improve his body and stats every year. In his senior season, he averaged 16.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 0;9 steals per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 41.8 percent from the 3-point line.
Schofield can make plays with the ball in his hands and was the go-to guy for his team in college. In the NBA, he won’t be asked to do as much and will be more of a third or fourth option on offense. His calling card right away will be defense, hustle plays and spot up shooting. Think Jae Crowder or Semi Ojeleye.
The Blazers could use him at shooting guard or small forward and could play him with both or just one of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. Schofield could become the main guy on the bench unit like Evan Turner has been. He is an intense, active, tough player and would become a fan favorite in Rip City right away.