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Admiral Schofield to return to Tennessee for his senior season

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As expected.

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It’s now official. Tennessee wing Admiral Schofield has withdrawn his name from the 2018 NBA Draft and will return for his senior season with the Vols.

Schofield declared for the Draft at the end of March, but didn’t sign an agent. NBA rules allowed him to go through the draft process, but return to school if he wanted to do so by the May 30th deadline.

Arguably, Schofield was Tennessee’s best player down the stretch of their 2017-18 SEC regular season title season. That group came up short, but saw just two role players depart so far this offseason. With that core in tact, Tennessee is a likely top team heading into the 2018-19 campaign.

Schofield has evolved into one of the best players in the country during his time at Tennessee. The 6-5, 238 pound small forward averaged 13.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game last season.